Chod and "Khorde Rushen" - special preparatory  practices for Dzogchen from Shardza Rinpoche's text "Heartdrops  of Dharmakaya" (Kunsang Nyingtig)

Teachings with Lama Sangye Monlam in Sofia

August 20-24, 2014

Talk - The nine Vehicles of Bon

Time: Wen August 20
06.30pm - 09.00pm

Chod practice -Teaching and meditation

Time: Thu August 21 

06.00 pm - 09.00pm

(with a break)

Kunsang Nyingtig Rushen - Dzogchen

Time: Fri August 22 - Sun  August 24   

11.00am - 01.30pm and 03.00pm - 06.00pm

(with a break)

Cost:  E 150

"CHOD"   in Tibetan  means “to cut off” or “to slay.” The traditional practice of Chod ‘’cuts off’’self-cherishing and grasping at a truly existent “I.”    The Chod practitioner visualizes the dismemberment and offering of his own body for an assembly of  gods, demons, spirits, enlightened and unenlightened beings. Chod  is a practice of ultimate and relentless generosity, pacifying the sickness, suffering and spiritual blindness of sentient beings, and healing disturbed environmental energies.

"RUSHEN" literally means "separating samsara and nirvana". The purpose of the practice is to jank us apruptly out of our ingrained habits, out of our usual self-image, and out of our everyday world-view. In the resulting void, if we can leave it as it is (not refurnishing it with new concepts, a new self-image, etc.) the dzogchen state manifests - this elusive, hard to describe state that combines emptiness, clarity and bliss in the absence of conceptual thinking, and which is the base of the dzogchen path.

 Lama Sangye Monlam will teach the rushen practices from Shardza Tashi Gyaltsen's dzogchen textbook Kunsang Nyingtig. The title of Shardza Rinpoche's text is usually translated as "Heartdrops of Dharmakaya". In plain English it means something like "essential information on the dzogchen state". This dzogchen text is a concise abstract of dzogchen practice from the very beginnings to the end of the path. As usual with dzogchen texts, it is not suitable for independent study, but one needs the explanations of an experienced Lama to put its instructions into practice successfully. 

LAMA SANGYE MONLAM is a Lama of the Bon monastery Triten Norbutse in Kathmandu. He is currently living and teaching in France in the European outpost of Triten Norbutse, the meditation center Shenten Dargye Ling.

Lama Sangye's  teachings in Sofia August 20-24, 2014 are suitable for beginners as well as for more advanced practitioners.

Lama Sangye will teach in Tibetan language and will be skillfully interpreted into English by Sophie Frisch and into Bulgarian by Lyudmila Klasanova.

Location: Sofia, Hotel Gorna Banya, street Ural 2, Conference hall.

Registration and further information: send mail to (Elisa).  
Please, register early to facilitate planning.

You can also visit:

Talk - The nine Vehicles of Bon