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Description - Chod Practice in the Bon Tradition by Alejandro Chaoul

The dramatic practice of chod, in which the yogin visualizes giving his or her own sacrificed body to the gods and demons as a way to cut the attachment to self and ordinary reality, offers an intense and direct confrontation with the central issues of the spiritual path. The chod practices of the Bon tradition, a tradition that claims pre-Buddhist origins in the mysterious western lands of Zhang-zhung Tazig and Olmolungrig, are still almost entirely unknown.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781559392921
ISBN-10: 1559392924
Format: Paperback
(228mm x 152mm x 10mm)
Pages: 118
Imprint: Snow Lion Publications
Publisher: Shambhala Publications Inc
Publish Date: 10-Mar-2008
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Alejandro Chaoul

Alejandro Chaoul received a PhD focusing on Tibetan Religions from Rice University and has been teaching Tibetan meditation and mind-body techniques under the auspices of the Ligmincha Institute in various parts of the United States, Mexico, and Poland since 1995. He is now an Assistant Professor at the McGovern Center for Humanity and Ethics at the University of Texas, Houston, with an adjunct position at the MD Anderson Cancer Center, where he researches the use of Tibetan mind-body techniques for cancer patients.