Yogini Machik Labdrön (1055-1149) - the founder of the Chö technique of liberation
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ABS 252

 Code: ABS 252

  Country: Nepal (west)

  Style: Khasha Malla

  Date: 1311

  Dimensions in cm WxHxD: 11.5 x 15 x 8

  Materials: Gilt copper

The three-eyed goddess is identified by the double drum (amaru) as Yogini Ma gcig Lab sgron (1055–1149). Born into a Bon po family, she was a famous female Tibetan gCod («jö») practitioner. She received the teachings from Pha dam pa Sangs rgyas («phadampa sangye»), an Indian yogi who taught the gCod («jö») practice to Ma gcig Lab sgron (1055–1149). There is an inscription dated to the Saka Samvat – introduced in the year 78 AD – the date is therefore AD 1311.

Edou, Jérôme, 2003. Machik Labdrön, femme et dakini du Tibet: récit de la vie merveilleuse de Machik Labdrön et présentation de sa tradition spirituelle intitulée « le Chöd de Mahamoudra ».. Paris: Editions du Seuil.