The Sacred Teachings On Severance
From the legendary cofounder of Tibet's nineteenth-century nonsectarian movement, an encyclopedic survey of the practice of Chod, or severance, a tantric ritual based on the crucial Mahayana sutras to sever clinging to an ego and thereby achieve realization.
Jamgon Kongtrul Lordo Thaye was one of the most learned, prolific, and impactful scholars and meditation masters in the history of Buddhism. In this new series (consisting of more than eighteen volumes), The Treasury of Instructions, Kongtrul presents the eight practice lineages as they existed in Tibet, pulling together some of the most important texts on each topic, and introducing and annotating them, as well as authoring large parts of it. In this volume, the teachings of Chöd, or Severance, are covered. It includes the primary source texts, initiation information, and specific teachings.