Himalayan Art Resources

Item: Teacher (Lama) - Machig Labdron

བླ་མ། 喇嘛
(item no. 30116)
Origin Location Tibet
Date Range 1600 - 1699
Lineages Buddhist
Material Metal
Collection Private
Notes about the Central Figure

Classification: Person

Appearance: Mahasiddha

Gender: Female

TBRC: P3312

Interpretation / Description

Machig Labdron (1055-1153), 'the One Mother:' founder of the Cho Tradition of Tibetan Buddhism.

With one face and two hands, Machig Labdron appears as a wisdom dakini. Peaceful with three eyes, a tiara of gold and jewels, gold earrings, bone ornaments, hair ribbons and a scarf, she holds upraised in the right hand a damaru (drum) resounding with the activities of Dharma. In the left hand out stretched is a vajra-handled bell ringing with the silence of emptiness. Supported by the left leg with the right raised up she stands in a dancing posture.

Jeff Watt 2-2014

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