Tibetan Bön Chöd Practice with Geshe Denma: Dissolving Fear through Sound
Online via Zoom
Chöd is a traditional Tibetan way of removing emotional conflicts and dissatisfaction by compassionately disconnecting the fear and attachment that obscure your true nature of mind. Geshe Denma practices Bön Chöd to face fear and to cut through the root causes of suffering: the three poisons of aversion, attachment, and ignorance. Through practicing Chöd, your body engages internally with drum and bell, your speech engages energetically with beautiful singing and chanting, and your mind engages with visualization. The whole practice envelopes and evokes deep connections within the practitioner. Cutting through fear in whatever form, allows us to open and release into joyful creativity allowing the possibility to connect with the true nature of mind: Open, Awake, and Fearless.
All are welcome to join nightly when you can.
Chöd Practice will be cancelled the first Wednesday of every month, as Geshe Denma will be attending Wednesday practice at the center during this time.
Wednesday Night Practice
In Person at Ligmincha Texas Center & Online via Zoom
Meditation, Movement, Breathing and Sacred Sound Practices
This weekly meditation practice is open to beginners, experienced practitioners and everyone in between. Our practice is based on the Bön Buddhist wisdom tradition that has been handed down from teachers to students for centuries. Join us and give yourself the gift of meditation with the support of a group.
Our Wednesday sessions consist of the following set of practices:
• The Nine Breathings of Purification
• Tsa Lung (Tibetan Yoga)
• The 5 Warrior Syllables
• Silent Meditation
• Recitation of Mantras (optional)
• Recitation of the Precious Garland Bardo Prayer (optional)
• The Invocation of Yeshe Walmo
• Dedication of Merit
These sessions are open to the public.
The Short (or Long) Practice Booklets and Precious Garland Booklet listed on our Practice Support Page include the material covered during Wednesday Practice.
Geshe Denma will attend in person the first Wednesday of every month.
Sipe Gyalmo Practice
Online via Zoom
Sipe Gyalmo, the fierce “Queen of Existence,” is the main protector of Bön, its teachings, and practitioners. This practice of Sigyal Dragnak Walmo is the manifestation of Sipe Gyalmo and Yeshe Walmo to subdue infectious diseases and prevent untimely death. Uniquely, she is both a yidam and a protector. The principal deity within the female lineage, her prayers, and offerings are performed daily in Yungdrung Bön Monasteries. She is called upon to remove external, internal, and secret obstacles for both practitioners and for the religious tradition.
Sherab Chamma Practice
(2nd Monday of the month 7:00pm-8:00pm)
Online via Zoom
In many cultures the primordial female energy is seen as the origin of existence and the source of wisdom, love, and compassion. The ancient Bön Buddhist tradition offers many methods for retrieving and connecting with this divine feminine energy, supporting the practitioner to abide in innate wisdom with the love and compassion that radiate from that wisdom. The teachings of Sherab Chamma (Mother of Wisdom and Love) comprise one of the most important tantric cycles of Bön.
In this practice, participants will learn a beautiful and simple meditation practice composed by Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche through which to connect with the sacred feminine in her peaceful form. Within the support of the group, we create an environment to promote profound healing of our physical, energetic/emotional, and spiritual dimensions. With visualization, the sound of mantra, and deep contemplation, we make a personal connection to the universal mother, Sherab Chamma, and are guided through this connection to our innate wisdom and the love and compassion that naturally radiate from that wisdom.
Chamma meditation practice is held the second Monday of every month at 7:00 and is led by Sangha member, Jackie Cole. There will be instruction, practice and time for questions and discussion. The practice is open to all levels of practitioner. There is no fee but donations to the Ligmincha Texas Center are greatly appreciated.
See our Practice Support page for the Sherab Chamma Booklet, which includes all the material for this practice.
Please contact Jackie Cole for details – firstname.lastname@example.org