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Above: Wandering yogins with Chod drums and Kangling trumpets from the early 20th Century


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Superior Tibetan Kangling - Wooden
Fine Ritual Wooden Kangling ~ Bhutanese Sengdeng Wood ~ Hand Crafted
Our Price: £150.00

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 hand crafted from fine Bhutanese Sengdeng wood and is covered in goatskin in the traditional manner. 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 31.5 cm
Tröma Audio Series - The Feast of Chöd
Tröma Audio Series - The Feast of Chöd - Audio CD

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Tröma Audio Series
The Feasts of Chöd

The practice of chöd, or “cutting through,” is a Tibetan Buddhist meditative practice in which a person’s hopes and fears—as well as the three poisons of desire, anger, and ignorance—can be cut off at the root and abandoned. The key to the practice lies in learning how to use a combination of visualization, mantra recitation, and the performance of ritual activities—including the singing of specific songs and the playing of musical instruments—in order to loosen one’s mental grip on the delusions that we come to perceive as concrete reality. By practicing the “feasts” of the chöd practice, one accomplishes this by offering one’s own body as the feast for the benefit of all sentient beings. These practices are tantric methods for accomplishing the view of the prajnaparamita, or perfection of wisdom knowledge, and involve learning how to see the truly empty nature of both one’s self and all external phenomena. The songs on this CD come directly from the hidden treasure or terma tradition of the great tantric master Heruka Dudjom Lingpa, who lived in Tibet from 1835 until 1904. Heruka Dudjom Lingpa was from the Golog region of Amdo, in eastern Tibet, and during his lifetime revealed the full meditative practice cycle of Tröma Nagmo, the Great Black Mother.