Machig Labdron
Machig Labdron from the Treasury of Lives.

Machig Labdron

Yidam and historical figure - the founder of Chöd

The eleventh-century Tibetan founder of the Chöd (cutting) practice, Machig Labdron is usually depicted in deified form as a peaceful white dancing figure with three eyes, playing a damaru (two-sided drum) with her right hand and holding a bell with her left. (She is also depicted in seated)

She also appears in wrathful form as the dark-blue yidam Troma Nagmo.

Machig's name is variously translated as One-Mother, Torch of Lab—Lab being the name of her home district—or One-Mother, Liberator of Lab.

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