Special Webcast Announcement: We are pleased to announce a webcast of a teaching by the International Buddhist Academy’s Venerable Khenpo Kunsang Choephel on the ‘Chod’ practices at Kathmandu, Nepal on September 12th, 2020. The teaching will be given in English.
Registration for the webcast of this event is now open to Gompa member-supporters at www.gompaservices.com. Registration and viewing will be available until October 12th, 2020. At the time you register there will also be the opportunity to make a voluntary offering in support of the International Buddhist Academy, in Kathmandu. The Webcast:
Chod (meaning ‘cutting through’) is a set of unique meditational practices known as chodyul, or ‘object of cutting’. Based on the Prajnaparamita tradition, these practices seek to overcome the self-centred and egotistical perspectives which arise from our apprehension of an inherently existing self-identity and the misapprehension of the nature of reality. In the Chod practices, these obscurations, visualized in the form of the yogin’s own body, are symbolically turned into an ‘object of cutting’ and compassionately offered as a feast-offering. The texts of Chod are usually sung in melodious verses, accompanied by the rhythmic playing of large hand-drums and bells.
The Venerable Khenpo Kunsang Choephel, a senior teacher at the International Buddhist Academy, is becoming widely appreciated for the clarity and approachability of his introductory teachings on key topics.
The teaching will be recorded live and will be available to view by the end of the day Nepal time on September 12th. The webcast will then remain available for you to view at any time of your choosing until October 12th, 2020.
To register, please go to www.gompaservices.com and sign in to your Gompa member-supporter account and select Special Events / See details of all events and webcasts; then select the event (from the list in date order, or by selecting International Buddhist Academy from the monastery / nunnery list). If you are not currently a Gompa member-supporter we invite you to join Gompa at: www.gompaservices.com/join.
Monks and nuns at the partner monasteries and nunneries are cordially invited to view the webcast using the free member login of your partner monastery or nunnery.
線上直播特別公告：我們很榮幸地宣佈，於2020年9月12日週六在加德滿都尼泊爾國際佛學院，由尊貴的昆桑卻佩堪布以英語教授 “施身法”，其線上直播現已在法會網—西藏寺院服務 www.gompaservices.com 對法會網贊助會員開放註冊。註冊以及觀看線上直播將於2020年10月12日截止。在註冊時您也將有機會選擇贊助在加德滿都的尼泊爾國際佛學院。
施身法（Chod 意指切斷），是一套獨特的禪修法，稱為 chodyul 或“切割的對象”。此法門基於般若的傳統，力圖克服由於我們對實存的我執和對現實本質的誤解，而產生的自我中心和自我主義觀點。施身法的修行將這些晦澀的事物以瑜伽行者自己的身體形象被觀待，象徵性地變成了“切割的對象”並慈悲地作為獻祭。施身法的文本通常是悠揚的詩歌，伴隨著大型手鼓和鈴聲的節奏演奏。