Video teaching on Chod: H.E. Zasep Rinpoche offers a teaching and demonstration with beautiful cutaways to 108 Springs Retreat

In this extraordinary video, H.E. Zasep Rinpoche introduces Five Dakini Chod Machig Labdron practice with full teaching, followed by a demonstration, in full, of a Chod Vajrayana Buddhist practice with drumming and chanting.


Includes stunning video and stills shot over 108 days in Mongolia during a 108 Springs Chod Retreat — where Rinpoche and students had to move their camp each day for 108 days and perform Chod.

Contents by time index

  • Introduction 0 – 0:39
  • Initial Teaching: 0:4022:27
  • What is Chod, Why it is important, Where to practice, How to practice, Drum and Trumpet, and the Lineage of the Teachings. [With scenes of Mongolian 108 Spring Wilderness Chod Retreat] Drumming and Chanting Ritual demonstration 22:2832:33
  • Advice on Practicing Chod: 32.38 – 38:06
  • Fire Puja video from Mongolian Chod 108 Spring Retreat: 38:10 to end

Chod practice combines the Three Paths in an advanced practice: Renunciation, Bodhichitta (compassion) and Shunyata (wisdom understanding Emptiness.”

Chod means to “cut” — cutting ego, self-grasping and attachments. Chod also includes Powa practice. By combining both method and wisdom — Bodhichitta practice and meditation on Emptiness — Chod is considered one of the most advanced practices in Esoteric Buddhism. Rinpoche ends the in-depth teaching of lineage and benefits with a full Chod practice chanted and drummed, and a final section on “Advice for Chod practice”. The video finishes with a spectacular Fire Puja (from the end of the 108 Springs retreat in Mongolia.) Whether your practice or are interested, don’t miss this in-depth teaching and demonstration of Chod practice. 41 minutes in length. Credits for the 108 Springs video and stills include: H.E. Zasep Rinpoche and Bill Wells.

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