Chöd at Dödjungling with Steven Landsberg
May 16th – 20th, 2017
by Kostya Kostin
After a couple of class-free months, we were lucky to welcome Steven Landsberg on a very special occasion to the German capital of Berlin. From May 16th-20th, 2017, Steven held a great retreat on Chöd for twenty-one practitioners form different parts of Germany and Austria. The weekend opened with on May 15th with a public talk entitled Emotions: A Mindful Approach.
The course was taught in the context of the Santi Maha Sangha base training, particularly as it relates to the behavior of a practitioner. We received precise explanations of all the vocabulary in the text as well as the various melodies and how to use bell and Damaru. Steven explained the principal Mahayana practice of tonglen to deepen our understanding of Chöd. The retreat concluded with a practice session and a Chöd-Ganapuja.
We would like to express our deepest gratitude to Steven for coming to Berlin and sharing his knowledge of the practices and for his general advice on the Community life.
We hope to be able to welcome Steven very soon again to Dödjungling.