Choed Healing Teaching
Three-Day Retreat
October 13-15, 2017  Bloomfield, CT
 Registration deadline October 6, 2017

Suzanne Bird, Retreat Manager

Phone: (732) 688-6448 (10am – 8pm EST)

E-mail: suzanne@bonshenling.org 


Non Member
$415 (single dorm twin)
$465 (single dorm full)
$400 (double dorm shared full)
$525 (single suite) sold out
$430 (double suite) sold out
$385 (commuter)

Supporting Member
$395 (single dorm twin)
$445 (single dorm full)
$380 (double dorm shared full)
$500 (single suite) sold out
$410 (double suite) sold out
$370 (commuter)

Sustaining Member
$375 (single dorm twin)
$420 (single dorm full)
$360 (double dorm shared full)
$475 (single suite) sold out
$390 (double suite) sold out
$350 (commuter) 

MEMBER RATES  If you are not a member, we welcome you to join while registering


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Mail to: Suzanne Bird
18 Society Hill Way
Tinton Falls, NJ 07724

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Phone: call Retreat Manager Suzanne Bird at (732) 688-6448 with your credit card information

Chod is the one of the most powerful meditation practices in Tibetan Bon and Buddhism. Chod practice uses chanting, meditation and the two-faced Damaru drum, trumpet and bell to guide practitioners in recognizing the power of their pure mind to cut through fears and release suffering.

The two faces of the Chod Damaru drum represent two facets of life: living and dying. During this retreat, students will chant from the ancient Chod text and learn to use the Damaru in the right hand, bell in the left hand, and sound calls on the trumpet.

Chod is a special and unique practice for conquering fears and recognizing natural wisdom through Dakini energy.

This teaching is recommended for students seeking to deepen and strengthen their meditation practice.  


Registration/room check in begins 3-4:30pm on Friday, Oct 13th, followed by orientation at 4:45pm, dinner from 5-6pm, and the opening teaching session at 6:30pm. Please make arrangements with the retreat manager if you need to arrive later than the check-in period. On Saturday, Oct. 14th, retreat sessions run from 7am to 6pm and include mealtimes and breaks. The retreat will end at 12 noon on Sunday, Oct. 15th. There will be no lunch meal, however snacks are served during the closing Tsok offering ceremony of the retreat. 

The retreat venue is the Archdiocesan Center at St. Thomas Seminary located at 467 Bloomfield Avenue, Bloomfield, Connecticut. The retreat center webpage is located here: www.stseminary.org/index.html

Single rooms are dormitory style with a single bed, dresser, closet and desk. Dormitory and bath areas are co-ed, however all sleeping rooms are separated by doors, and bathrooms and showers in the main hallway are privately partitioned. Linens, towels and soap are provided, but participants should bring attire for walking in the main hallway between sleeping rooms and bathing areas.

The double dorm room is for couples or roommates to share one full-size bed in a larger dorm room with a hallway bath. Both people sharing a room would submit the double room fee for this option.

Suite rooms include a private bathroom, one queen-size bed, and air conditioning unit. There are a limited number of suites available which will be assigned on a first-come, first-served basis. Couples or roommates wishing to share a room should each register for the suite double room option. In the comments section of the registration form, please write the name of the person sharing your room. Each person attending the retreat should fill out a registration form even if his/her retreat fee is paid by someone else.

Commuter registration includes the teaching tuition and all meals. All meals include both vegetarian and non-vegetarian selections. We regret that we will not be able to accommodate vegan, gluten free or any other special dietary requests.

Registrations are being accepted on a space-available basis. Rooms at the retreat center are not guaranteed until payment in full has been received.


10% admin fee for cancellations through July 13, 2017
50% refund for cancellations through August 13, 2017
No refund available beginning September 13, 2017

Bon Shen Ling reserves the right to cancel programs up to 30 days prior to the event. If Bon Shen Ling cancels the event, all participants will receive a full refund of payment. In the event of program cancellation, Bon Shen Ling shall not be responsible for any losses participants may incur as a result of travel or other expenses related to the event.


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Dormitory Style with Shared Bath in Hallway

Nonmember rate - $415


Supporting Member rate - $395


Sustaining Member rate - $375


Dormitory Style with Shared Bath in Hallway

Nonmember rate - $465


Supporting Member rate - $445


Sustaining Member rate - $420


For Individuals or Couples/Roommates to Share 1 Queen Bed or 2 Twin Beds, Private Bath, A/C










Couples/roommates share 1 full bed, hallway bath

Nonmember rate - $400

Supporting Member rate - $380


Sustaining Member rate - $360


Teaching Tuition with All Meals, No Lodging

Nonmember rate - $385


Supporting Member rate - $370


Sustaining Member rate - $350