Lecture: A Tibetan Way Toward Religious Understanding with Alejandro Chaoul

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Chöd is an ancient Tibetan practice that literally means "to cut." It refers to cutting one's own ego to perceive oneself and the world in a more expansive and inclusive way.

In his book on Chöd, Alejandro Chaoul utilizes the cutting as a metaphor to cut through the sectarian boundaries of different Tibetan traditions like Bön and Buddhism. Expanding the range of the Chöd example can help to go beyond other intra-religious barriers and even of inter-religious dialogue. This view can be seen as an expansive and inclusive approach, continuously informed by, and in communication with, the multiple "others” where various approaches can coexist.



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