Tog Chöd, The Wisdom Sword practice
Tog Chöd, the Wisdom Sword practice, is a combination of body postures, movements and visualizations. This meditative practice empowers us to reduce our fears and expectations, dissolve our mental imprints and overcome our negative emotions. This is because with Tog Chöd, you learn to cut through your thoughts. In this way, we can sever our attachments to concepts such as truth and fear. Doing this enables us to prevent our thoughts from needlessly wandering into the past or the future, so that we may live in the present moment.
In the Tog Chöd practice, the sword becomes our teacher. As we move with the sword it helps us to stay focused, bringing our full awareness to it, and freeing our mind from distraction. As we become practiced, we find a new relationship with the sword - the movements become like a dance, and the sword our partner. We can then deepen our practice by embodying the energies of the Five Elements of Earth, Water, Fire, Wind and Space
Tulku Lobsang Rinpoche has developed the powerful Tog Chöd practice based on the Tibetan meditation techniques of the Yaman dance and the movements of the Kalachakra. This is powerful, dynamic medication practice that is a great benefit to the body, mind, and spirit.
The philosophy and benefits of the Wisdom Sword practice