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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.

Further Reading

  • Mengele, Irmgard. "Chilu ('Chi bslu): Rituals for "Deceiving Death" in José Ignacio Cabezón (ed.), Tibetan Ritual, Oxford University Press, 2010