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"Chöd means cutting through, i.e., severing erroneous concepts about the world of appearances and all illusions regarding the existence of a personal self. The practice of Chöd is an advanced skilful method that enables practitioners to become free of clinging to false notions and beliefs regarding inherent existence of appearances and experiences and therefore of an individual self. Attachment and clinging to a self are forces that give rise to the defilements, which are the source of anguish and pain. Chöd is the practice that enables disciples to understand emptiness of all appearances that are fit to arise and therefore can be apprehended. It is an exceptional practice." ~ Venerable Thrangu Rinpoche ~

The Chöd damaru is a large double-sided hand held drum. 'Chöd' literally means 'cutting' or 'destroying'. The practice of Chöd involves a powerful combination of puja and meditation, where the practitioner offers their own body to cut away the four demons within. Machik Labdron received the Chöd teachings from her Indian guru, Padampa Sangye and also from Kyoton Sonam Lama and propagated them in Tibet.

Further information on the practice of Chöd can be viewed here.

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Superior Chöd Drum
Finest Chöd Drum - Bhutanese Cloud Skins - 8"
Our Price: £395.00

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Fine quality Burl Wood (Zab Shing) Chöd drum. Hand crafted for practitioners who are serious about using the most authentic ritual instruments.

Crafted from Bhutanese Burl Wood & Bhutanese Cloud Skins.
Diameter approx: 8 to 8.5 inches
Superior Tibetan Kangling - Wooden
Superior Wood Kangling ~ Bhutanese Sengdeng Wood ~ Hand Crafted
Our Price: £175.00

Introducing a wooden kangling that is without doubt the finest alternative to human bone available in the marketplace. It is now incredibly difficult to find human bone kanglings and there are restrictions for bringing them out of Asia. As demand continues to grow for these essential ritual items it makes it very difficult for Chöd practitioners in the West to own them. Our beautiful wooden kanglings are clearly the answer to this problem. It also means that you can travel with your kangling without fear of restrictions.

Each instrument is crafted from fine Bhutanese Sengdeng wood and covered in goatskin in the traditional manner. The 24k gold fire gilded mouthpiece is finely decorated with traditional Tibetan artwork. The kangling has been coated inside with beeswax to give the wood extra longevity and protection from a build up of moisture. The weight is wonderful and the sound is incredible. Some would argue that they sound even better than a bone kangling. They are very robust and will be a wonderful companion for a lifetime of practice.

Each kangling comes complete with a high quality brocade protective case. Colour of case may vary!

length approx 31 cm
Chöd Drum
High Quality Chöd Drum - Dark Sengdeng Wood - Nepalese - 9 to 10 inches
Our Price: £160.00

This is our largest size Nepalese Chöd drum, finished to a high standard and made from Nepalese acacia wood. They are heavier than our smaller drums but still easy to handle. All drums come with a fine brocade tail with a conch disc at the apex. Cowrie shells are also sewn into the brocade in the centre of the drum. They are protected with a fine brocade carrying case. We strive very hard to bring you quality products which are needed by practitioners. These are the best Nepalese Chöd drums currently being made in Nepal. Our drum maker also supplies many of the monasteries in Nepal and India.

diameter approx 9 to 10 inches

Comes complete with a traditional carrying case and fine quality brocade tail. The case is also lined with felt, which helps absorb moisture from the environment.

The colour of the brocade tail and brocade case may vary between drums.
Finest Silk Brocade Chod Drum Tail
Finest Silk Brocade Chod Drum Tail
Our Price: £65.00

Our finest Chod drum tails with extra high quality thick brocade.

Length with tassles approx 26 inches
hand crafted in Nepal

design shown on brocade may vary slightly between tails. Colour of tassles may also vary.
Domra Hat
Domra Hat for the Chödpa
Our Price: £29.95

A ritual Domra hat to shield one's gaze during the practice of Chöd.

One size fits all.
Hand crafted in Nepal

Brocade Chod Drum Tail
Brocade Chod Drum Tail
Our Price: £12.95

Brocade Chod drum tail.

Length with tassles approx 29 inches
Hand crafted in Nepal

colour of tassle and design on brocade may vary.