Ngondro required for Chod?

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Ngondro required for Chod?

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Is it necessary to complete Ngondro before receiving a Chod empowerment / teachings (LN, for example) and undertaking the practise?
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Completion of ngondro is not required for receiving chod empowerment. (FYI, there is no chod empowerment in Longchen Nyingthig, although some Teachers will give a different empowerment to "open the sky door.") Ask your Teacher about practice.
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pemachophel wrote: Fri Oct 02, 2020 11:21 pm Completion of ngondro is not required for receiving chod empowerment. (FYI, there is no chod empowerment in Longchen Nyingthig, although some Teachers will give a different empowerment to "open the sky door.") Ask your Teacher about practice.
does this mean to open the brahma door?
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javier.espinoza.t wrote: Sun Oct 04, 2020 7:07 pm
pemachophel wrote: Fri Oct 02, 2020 11:21 pm Completion of ngondro is not required for receiving chod empowerment. (FYI, there is no chod empowerment in Longchen Nyingthig, although some Teachers will give a different empowerment to "open the sky door.") Ask your Teacher about practice.
does this mean to open the brahma door?
Yes, but in the Chod-tradition it is called "opening the door to the sky"
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javier.espinoza.t wrote: Sun Oct 04, 2020 7:07 pm
pemachophel wrote: Fri Oct 02, 2020 11:21 pm Completion of ngondro is not required for receiving chod empowerment. (FYI, there is no chod empowerment in Longchen Nyingthig, although some Teachers will give a different empowerment to "open the sky door.") Ask your Teacher about practice.
does this mean to open the brahma door?
It is actually a direct introduction. You transfer your consciousness in to the sky and rest there.

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Re: Ngondro required for Chod?

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good to know, thank you bross. i have a sibling here very intereated in chod, so he might want to ask his other teachers for such an empowerment, that will make him feel enthusiastic.
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