Chagdud Tulku Rinpoche, The Chod Feasts

Chagdud Tulku Rinpoche
The Chöd Feasts

From the Cycle of the Wrathful Black Dakini, T’hröma Nagmo, A Treasure of Dudjom Lingpa

Chagdud Tulku Rinpoche, voice, chöd drum, bell and kangling horn

Recorded December 1999

About this Teacher:
Chagdud Tulku Rinpoche
His Eminence Chagdud Tulku Rinpoche — meditation master, teacher and artist — held many great lineages of the Nyingma tradition of Vajrayana Buddhism from Tibet: the Dudjom, Khyentse, Apong Terton, Khenpo Ngaga, Padgyal Lingpa and Longchen Nyingt’hig. Founder of Chagdud Gonpa Foundation and Chagdud Gonpa Brasil, he wrote several books of Buddhism and the path of meditation including, Life in Relation to Death, Gates to Buddhist Practice and his autobiography, Lord of the Dance. More...

Chagdud Tulku Rinpoche’s reputation as one of the great T’hröma singers was widespread in Asia. This digital recording made near the end of his life presents a rare opportunity to hear this great master of the T’hröma Chöd.

Rinpoche writes in the liner notes, “Traditionally in Tibet, a person would be required to have empowerment in order to learn and practice the Chöd Feasts as these are profound teachings from the Great Perfection. But this practice is known as “t’hod drol” which means that it possesses the quality of liberating upon hearing. I am releasing this recording openly because of this potential to benefit beings in this way.”

Chöd is a method for overcoming hope and fear through the cultivation of supreme generosity.

12 Page Booklet Includes:

  • A synopsis of Dudjom Lingpa’s incarnations
  • Chagdud Rinpoche speaks about his experience with this practice in an excerpt from his autobiography, Lord of the Dance
  • Instructions on the Chöd Practice by Chagdud Rinpoche
  • Photographs of Chagdud Rinpoche performing Chöd in the 1970s and 1990s
  • Line Drawings of Dudjom Lingpa and the deity, T’hröma Nagmo
  • T’hanka image of T’hröma Nagmo
  • Short History of Chagdud Gonpa inTibet, the United States and Brazil with color photographs
  • Bilingual edition in English and Portuguese