Authentic Chöd Damaru

& Sacred Implements

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Precious Rosary—English Edition

This companion volume to the full 320-page Tibetan- transliteration-translation of the Rinchen Trengwa (the Precious Rosary) is formatted and re-edited to reflect, as close as possible, the poetry and structure of the original ritual text. Durable and portable, this handy text can be used to perform the entire ritual—or any part may be selected for practice or study. It is a veritable “Chöpa’s Bible” to be read simply for inspiration and enhancing one’s connection to the illuminated lineage of Cutting Through to Freedom. This beautiful text has 160 color coded pages, a section numbering system, 40 black & white vintage woodblock prints and 7-full color images, providing a flowing read and a deepened understanding of this epitome of the practice of Chöd

Hard Cover: full color, stamped and numbered, 5.5 x 8.5 — $35 via the author.
Soft Cover: full color, format as above — $30 on Amazon.


The Precious Rosary of Chöd (Tsokley Rinchen Trengwa) is the epitome of MaChik's system of Chöd. This new 300-page hardcover practice text is formatted for ease of use with Tibetan on the left, in B&W, and transliteration and translation on the right, in color. Organized into its 10 sections, the color coding, page numbers and number headings help easily navigate the full ritual or your individualized practice style. The method of transliteration allows for easy and accurate pronunciation and the English translation brings life to the poetry and power of the original texts. The instructional text (yig chung) is present or inserted in the appendix where its length interrupts the flow of the ritual meditation

Hardcover: 8.5 x 11, 300 pages, 150 in full color, BW & Color Illustrations.
Stamped and numbered. 1st Edition $108; 
For more information and sample pages connect here

Using a Chod damaru made according to authentic tradition adds tremendous depth, power and meaning to practice, for onerself, for healing others and for healing the environment. We pioneered the return to these authentic Vajrayana implements over 10 years ago—Made by our Bhutanese fabricator in his small workshop according to ancient traditional methods and artistic integrity. With trees from Bhutan (one per  drum) and untreated Bhutanese goat skins, their powerful energetic and spiritual effects are immediately noticeable. Supporting their creation also assures that the science of these tantric Chod instruments of Tibet, Nepal and Bhutan will not be lost.

For descriptions and current prices, download the catalog on the left.

Note that All items are NEVER "IN STOCK", but CUSTOM FABRICATED or ACQUIRED ON REQUEST. This includes SengDeng Chod Damaru from 8" to 10" in diameter. Please contact us with your request and for current prices, as they  fluctuate. Occasionally we receive special or extra items; these will be listed here on a monthly basis.

Chod Damaru

  • We pioneered the return to authentic damaru in the West.
  • The most reliable source of properly made Chod damaru
  • Real damaru are a direct channel to dakini, yidam & protector. Learn More...

Wood Kangling

Wood Kangling

  • Traditional wood (shing) sengdeng Chod kangling.
  • Excellent tone and very easy to create a vivid sound
  • Safe for travel, airports, public graveyards. Learn More... .

Skullcup Damaru

Skull Damaru

  • Made according to correct vajrayana traditions.
  • Two skulls: male & female with their yidam mantras in gold
  • Brocade or leather strap, chopen, and high quality stiff case. Learn More

Hand Damaru

  • Traditional ChangTe-u with inner mantras and cloud skins
  • Sengdeng wood or Sandalwood when available
  • Also known as TangTrik. Learn More...

108-Skull Mala

  • Fabricated from discs of 108-different human skulls
  • For wrathful yidam practice: Phurba, Mahakala, etc.
  • Disk thickness of 13-14 mm produces 12 or 13 inch mala. Learn More...

Bone Kangling

  • Brahmin bone, both male and female human kangling (Not from Chinese sources or Moslem graves
  • Stiff brocade cases. Treated with beeswax as a moisture barrier. Learn More

TangTong Gylapo Phurba


  • Rare phurbas made from TangTong Gyalpos's iron links
  • Available in small, medium or large with copper case.
  • Contact us directly for details, availability and price.

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Kapala: Sacred Skullcup

Skull cup

  • From Bhutan, Brahmin or Tamang Buddhists of Nepal.
  • Bare bone, can be coated with beeswax, etc.
  • Availability is limited and variable. Please enquire!

Unsolicited Testimonials

(We never ask for them, but get these lovely emails all the time!)


Seffan — Germany

Now it is hard to find words to describe these Damarus, never seen that before and, even more important, never heard such sound before. The sandalwood damaru is really beautiful and we cannot stop to play it because the sound is so nice and pleasant. The skull damaru is so brilliant, the sound is completely different, loud and a bit spooky, perfect work! The kangling is so great, too. We must also give you a compliment for the brocade cases, they are so beautiful, never seen such brocades, we love them all!


Sephan — Denmark

Today the drum arrived. It is truly beautiful, amazing. I am so happy that I ordered with you. I am sure my wife will be speechless. Even the case is perfect.


Lin — San Francisco

I can not describe the joy I felt at receiving it, holding it, looking at and attempting to play it. It is SO beautiful! The cover is magnificent


Stephen — San Francisco

The drum and kangling are absolutely beautiful and far exceeded my expectations... and sound great


Caterina — Seattle

The damaru is exquisite, with a wonderfully deep tone, just as I dreamed. The case is very beautiful, with an exceptional level of detail and craftsmanship. I have barely begun to take in kangling I am so entranced, but I see that it is very fine too. I feel a little humbled. May I have the courage and diligence to live up to these implements.

A Dream!

Judy — Arizona

There are not big enough words to express my thank you
and the maker of this instrument and the path taken in the preciseness of it's creation. I see a dream!

Richness and Complexity!

James — New York

It is everything, and much more, that I hoped it would be. It is an absolutely joy to hold and to play. I have never used another Chod damaru with the richness and complexity of tones that this one possesses. I knew the moment I picked it up that it was very special. Apart from its beautiful physical appearance and how good it feels to hold, when it sounds I sense a strong resonance with the entire mandala of deities that I strive to invoke every day in practice. Nothing could be better! Thank you and the artisans who worked with so much obvious care and patience to produce it.

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