This word carries great meaning.
Cutting through fear and attachment,
To beings who suffer in the six realms.
But more than anything else,
Chod is the practice to understand oneself,
To realize the primordial nature of mind…
Yontan took this picture before I recited a chod text on the second day of my retreat. The title of the text is “Body Offering, the Dakini’s Laughters that Can Be Heard from Far Away”. This text is written by Shardza Tashi Gyaltsen Rinpoche. Shardza Rinpoche achieved rainbow body in 1935. His lineage, which is Bon was transmitted through Hungchen Rinpoche and also through Lhasray (Lhase) Rinpoche (Hungchen Rinpoche’s son). Together with Yontan, I received the transmission of this text from Lhasray Rinpoche when he came to Thailand in December 2006.