Chöd, is also known as "Cutting Through the Ego". It cuts through hindrances and obscurations.
The practice is based on the Prajñāpāramitā or "Perfection of Wisdom" sutras, centered around the concept of "emptiness" in Buddhist philosophy.
Emptiness is the ultimate wisdom of understanding that all things lack inherent existence.
Chöd combines prajñāpāramitā philosophy with specific meditation methods and tantric ritual.
Chöd is also a practice of giving.
Drupon Samten will lead us in this practice which is combined with chanting, a melodic drum and bell.