Chöd Practice: Severing Attachments to Obstacles

Kristine McCutcheon

Individual: $108
Patron: $149 The Patron rate helps us offer our generosity policy to those in need.


Chöd is a unique offering practice founded by Machik Lapdron in 11th century Tibet. Machik Lapdron realized Emptiness and Bodhicitta and her instructions arise from that realization. As Chöd practices pervaded Tibet they were included in all of the various schools and lineages. All are fascinated with the melodious chanting and rhythmic drumming, but the heart beat of the practice is ‘severance’ or ‘cutting’.  Cutting through Ego-grasping and fixation leading to freedom.

This course is following the instructions as presented by Khenpo Tsultrim Gyamsto Rinpoche. We use the English translation of the daily Chöd practice text by Wangchuk Dorje with part of the commentary from Jamgon Kongtrul as translated by Elizabeth Callahan. Tibetan melodies have been adapted to the english by Jean Thies and Ellen Green, transcribed by Basia Solarz.

This course provides recorded talks, instructions and guidance for ‘Offering one’s body, the daily practice of Chöd’, the music and the permission lung for the practice.  An online discussion forum for asking questions and sharing resources.  As always for key instructions of the view please look to your guru.

Prerequisites: Vajrayogini, Werma Sadhana, or Chöd practice transmission


A printed copy of the liturgy will be available for purchase ($25 USD), which covers printing and a donation to the translator (shipping will vary). The text can be ordered once you have received the lung for the practice. For more information, contact Kristine McCutcheon at [email protected]

Teachers and Faculty

Kristine McCutcheon is a householder whose practice includes completing a 3-year retreat, path of Shambhala, and studying with many teachers including Ven. Thrangu Rinpoche, Khenpo Rinpoche, Pema Chödrön and Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche. Kristine lives with her husband in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, between the mountain and ocean.

Individual: $108
Patron: $149 The Patron rate helps us offer our generosity policy to those in need.