After tea, we looked at a modern version of a technique called Chod, which was developed in the 11th century by Machig Labdron, one of Tibet's most well-known female mystics.
Lama Tsultrim Allione is a contemporary author and Buddhist teacher, and she created the Feeding Your Demons process (which we'll practice) based on Chod. Allione writes:
In today’s world, we suffer from record levels of inner and outer struggle. We find ourselves ever more polarized, inwardly and outwardly. We need a new paradigm, a fresh approach to conflict. Machig’s strategy of nurturing rather than battling our inner and outer enemies offers a revolutionary path to resolve conflict and leads to psychological integration and inner peace.