Chilu (Wyl. 'chi bslu), "ransoming from impending death". Chilus are the main type of practices performed in the Sakya tradition when a practitioner seems to near the time of death because the dakinis are calling him or her back. With this practice we make offering to the dakinis as a ransom as a means to lengthen the life of the practitioner. They are similar to sundok practices.
- Mengele, Irmgard. "Chilu ('Chi bslu): Rituals for "Deceiving Death" in José Ignacio Cabezón (ed.), Tibetan Ritual, Oxford University Press, 2010