|Date Range||1600 - 1699|
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