Historic Chod Conference July 12-16th

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Historic Chod Conference July 12-16th

Postby Malcolm » Thu Nov 17, 2016 7:34 pm

First International Chod-Zhije Conference at Tara Mandala, July 12-16th

This historic First International Chöd-Zhije Conference will draw together leading scholars and practitioners researching and teaching this unique lineage in its various manifestations. Keynotes, panel discussions, and small group sessions will be held. They will explore the teachings of 11th century Tibetan yogini Machig Labdrön and her teacher, the renowned Indian yogi Padampa Sangye, the developments of the lineage over the last millennium, the role of women, as well as the application of these teachings to our modern world. Dharma teachings and performances of Chöd songs and dances will foster a rich and engaged experience. Follow-up retreats will offer the opportunity to learn some of the different Chöd practices.


I will continue to post more details to this thread as they become available.
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Re: Historic Chod Conference July 12-16th

Postby lelopa » Fri Nov 18, 2016 8:16 am

This sounds very interesting. Thanks for posting!
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Re: Historic Chod Conference July 12-16th

Postby mindyourmind » Fri Nov 18, 2016 11:59 am

Wow, that looks wonderful.

Thanks Malcolm, especially for the future updates also.
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Re: Historic Chod Conference July 12-16th

Postby Malcolm » Tue Nov 22, 2016 8:48 pm

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Re: Historic Chod Conference July 12-16th

Postby DGA » Tue Nov 22, 2016 9:08 pm

I will try to attend this.

What is the topic of your presentation, Malcolm?

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Re: Historic Chod Conference July 12-16th

Postby Malcolm » Tue Nov 22, 2016 9:28 pm

DGA wrote:I will try to attend this.

What is the topic of your presentation, Malcolm?


At this time, it is on the connection between Chod and Dzogchen, I may instead do a presentation on provocations. It is not completely decided.
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Re: Historic Chod Conference July 12-16th

Postby Vasana » Tue Nov 22, 2016 9:37 pm

I hope they live-stream or record the conference for those of us who can't attend.
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Re: Historic Chod Conference July 12-16th

Postby Malcolm » Tue Nov 22, 2016 9:38 pm

Vasana wrote:I hope they live-stream or record the conference.


I intend to bring this up. I am not sure streaming is an option however due to the remoteness of Tara Mandala.
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Re: Historic Chod Conference July 12-16th

Postby Vasana » Tue Nov 22, 2016 9:45 pm

Malcolm wrote:
Vasana wrote:I hope they live-stream or record the conference.


I intend to bring this up. I am not sure streaming is an option however due to the remoteness of Tara Mandala.


Good stuff. I assume past webcasts and transmissions from Lama Tsultrim Allione weren't from Tara Mandala then.
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Re: Historic Chod Conference July 12-16th

Postby Malcolm » Tue Nov 22, 2016 9:46 pm

Vasana wrote:
Malcolm wrote:
Vasana wrote:I hope they live-stream or record the conference.


I intend to bring this up. I am not sure streaming is an option however due to the remoteness of Tara Mandala.


Good stuff. I assume past webcasts and transmissions from Lama Tsultrim Allione weren't from Tara Mandala then.


I have no idea.
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Re: Historic Chod Conference July 12-16th

Postby Quay » Tue Nov 22, 2016 9:51 pm

This sounds like a delightful opportunity for many people. May everyone benefit!

As a side note, I think this officially marks Chöd's public and formal establishment in the US because a long-weekend conference complete with meals, speakers, earlybird pricing, and likely goodie bags is sort of the way movements get finally recognized by many in our country. :)

And I would love to see what's in a Chöd goodie bag. heheh! Maybe they'll have something from The Bone Room in Albany, CA.
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Re: Historic Chod Conference July 12-16th

Postby Lhasa » Tue Nov 22, 2016 9:58 pm

Vasana wrote:
Malcolm wrote:
Vasana wrote:I hope they live-stream or record the conference.


I intend to bring this up. I am not sure streaming is an option however due to the remoteness of Tara Mandala.


Good stuff. I assume past webcasts and transmissions from Lama Tsultrim Allione weren't from Tara Mandala then.


They live-stream from Pagosa Springs.

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Re: Historic Chod Conference July 12-16th

Postby BuddhaFollower » Tue Nov 22, 2016 11:09 pm

Malcolm wrote:
DGA wrote:I will try to attend this.

What is the topic of your presentation, Malcolm?


At this time, it is on the connection between Chod and Dzogchen


So what is the connection?

Dudjom Troma Nagmo and general concept of dakinis?

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Re: Historic Chod Conference July 12-16th

Postby dzogchungpa » Wed Nov 23, 2016 1:25 am

I kind of wish they had given it a cool name, like "Tromapalooza" or "Machig: The Gathering". :(
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Re: Historic Chod Conference July 12-16th

Postby Losal Samten » Wed Nov 23, 2016 12:16 pm

dzogchungpa wrote:"Machig: The Gathering"

:lol:
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Re: Historic Chod Conference July 12-16th

Postby Malcolm » Wed Nov 23, 2016 2:34 pm

dzogchungpa wrote:I kind of wish they had given it a cool name, like "Tromapalooza" or "Machig: The Gathering". :(


I will bring it up at the next meeting and specifically tell Lama Tsultrim you complained... :hi:
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Re: Historic Chod Conference July 12-16th

Postby Lhasa » Wed Nov 23, 2016 4:22 pm

Malcolm wrote:
dzogchungpa wrote:I kind of wish they had given it a cool name, like "Tromapalooza" or "Machig: The Gathering". :(


I will bring it up at the next meeting and specifically tell Lama Tsultrim you complained... :hi:


Maybe Lama Tsultrim might consider inviting her friend Ram Dass, not as a teacher, but to receive the healing benefits, they could have him sit in the center of the Chod practice circles. I'd love to have someone do Chod for me. Any way for remote participation...like putting names in the circle?

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Re: Historic Chod Conference July 12-16th

Postby dzogchungpa » Wed Nov 23, 2016 6:45 pm

Malcolm wrote:
dzogchungpa wrote:I kind of wish they had given it a cool name, like "Tromapalooza" or "Machig: The Gathering". :(


I will bring it up at the next meeting and specifically tell Lama Tsultrim you complained... :hi:


OK, thanks.

BTW, it turns out that "Tromapalooza" is already in use.
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Re: Historic Chod Conference July 12-16th

Postby Malcolm » Wed Nov 23, 2016 7:03 pm

Lhasa wrote:
Malcolm wrote:
dzogchungpa wrote:I kind of wish they had given it a cool name, like "Tromapalooza" or "Machig: The Gathering". :(


I will bring it up at the next meeting and specifically tell Lama Tsultrim you complained... :hi:


Maybe Lama Tsultrim might consider inviting her friend Ram Dass, not as a teacher, but to receive the healing benefits, they could have him sit in the center of the Chod practice circles. I'd love to have someone do Chod for me. Any way for remote participation...like putting names in the circle?


There will be an opportunity for remote healing.

Vasana wrote:I hope they live-stream or record the conference.



At this point, there will not be live-streaming (but it may be possible), but the conference will be recorded/videoed.

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Re: Historic Chod Conference July 12-16th

Postby Norwegian » Wed Nov 23, 2016 7:11 pm

Malcolm wrote:
Lhasa wrote:
Malcolm wrote:
I will bring it up at the next meeting and specifically tell Lama Tsultrim you complained... :hi:


Maybe Lama Tsultrim might consider inviting her friend Ram Dass, not as a teacher, but to receive the healing benefits, they could have him sit in the center of the Chod practice circles. I'd love to have someone do Chod for me. Any way for remote participation...like putting names in the circle?


There will be an opportunity for remote healing.

Vasana wrote:I hope they live-stream or record the conference.



At this point, there will not be live-streaming (but it may be possible), but the conference will be recorded/videoed.

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This is great to hear. Hopefully the videos will be accessible online, somehow.

Please share information when you get it on how to participate in the remote healing too!


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