Machig Labdron is popularly considered to be both a dakini and a deity, an emanation of Yum Chenmo, or Prajnaparamita, the embodiment of the wisdom of the buddhas. Historically, this Tibetan woman, a contemporary of Milarepa, was an adept and outstanding teacher, a mother, and a founder of a unique transmission lineage known as the ChOd of Mahamudra. This translation of the most famous biography of Machig Labdron, founder of the unique Mahamudra ChOd tradition, is presented together with a comprehensive overview of ChOd's historical and doctrinal origins in Indian Buddhism and its subsequent transmission to Tibet.
ChOd refers to cutting through the grasping at a self and its attendant emotional afflictions. Most famous for its teaching on transforming the aggregates into an offering of food for demons as a compassionate act of self-sacrifice, ChOd aims to free the mind from all fear and to arouse realization of its true nature, primordially clear bliss and emptiness.
by Jerome K. Jerome
by Jerome Preisler
by Jerome Teel
by Jerome Feldman
by Jerome Cushman
by Jerome Groopman
by Clive Francis, Jerome K. Jerome
by Jerome Schofferman
by Jerome Hudson
Sign up for our email newsletter