Tog Chöd, the Wisdom Sword practice is a combination of body postures, movements, and visualizations based in the Yaman and Kalachakra dances of Tibet. This dynamic practice empowers empowers us to reduce our fears and expectation, dissolve our mental imprints and overcome our negative emotions.
The Tog Chöd practice was developed by Tulku Lobsang Rinpoche, Buddhist master and Doctor of Tibetan Medicine. This demo is being presented by John Nangle, one of only six teachers in North America certified by Rinpoche to teach the Tog Chöd practice. John will present some of the philosophy and history of Tog Chöd as well as demonstrate the practice itself.
Although Tog Chöd can be a very powerful and dynamic practice, it is taught slow at first to ensure proper attention to the dance with the sword. After your are comfortable with the movements, a more advanced practice is to do Tog Chöd while embodying the energies of the Five Elements of Earth, Water, Wind, Fire, and Space. Tog Chöd is accessible to people of almost any age. Come try it!
What to bring:
Practice swords will be provided for class. Swords will be available for purchase for home practice.
A reclosable water bottle.
Clothes to move in, and non-marking shoes.
The class schedule is:
Tuesdays and Thursdays @ 4:45pm to 5:45pm Sept 17 - Oct 10.
I will be out of the country receiving a Tantrayana empowerment Oct 14 - Oct 24. Class will continue again on Tues Oct 29 and go through the first two weeks in December. Exact dates will be given class.