conebeckham wrote: ↑
Sun Jun 24, 2018 2:06 am
Josef wrote: ↑
Sun Jun 24, 2018 12:36 am
Sennin wrote: ↑
Sat Jun 23, 2018 6:32 pm
I forgot the name of the empowerment I think it was by Karma Chagme (?).
He taught on Jigten Sumgons Kusali chod sadhana.
Rinchen Trengwa is the main chod collection used by most Kagyu lineages.
Yes, and it’s reflective of Machig’s tradition, where Varahi is much more prevalent than Troma. There is also Rinchen KunJung which is a fairly elaborate Chod practice. The short Lujin used by Karma Kagyupas and put together by Jamgon Kongtrul is a sort of condensation of Rinchen trengwa.....
In his teachings on the Jigten Sumgön Kusali Chöd practice, which can be found easily online in PDF format, Garchen Rinpoche does indeed mention Tröma Nagmo (she is referred to with the Wylie, Khros ma nag mo
). Rinpoche mentions how Tröma is the innermost secret aspect of Machik Labdrön, and how Tröma emanates from the mind of Prajnaparamita.
I'd have to look at the sadhana itself (which isn't handy at the moment), but I do believe Tröma is features... If nothing else she would almost certainly be the main figure in the Black Feast. Certainly this is the case in Lamchen Gyalpo Rinpoche's Chöd compilation.
Not sure exactly how much, but there are bits of Kagyu where the Namchö terma are held. In the Namchö Kusali the main figure is definitely the red Dorje Phagmo. In my experience the blessings and merit resulting from this practice are both swift and exceedingly powerful.
Cone, would you care to tell us why you say that Varahi was more the focus of Machik herself before the Chöd practice lineage was absorbed into the other institutional lineages? This strikes me as a bit odd, especially in light of her guru, Phadampa Sangye, being one of the earliest and main propagators of Tröma Nagmo in Tibet.
"The Sutras, Tantras, and Philosophical Scriptures are great in number. However life is short, and intelligence is limited, so it's hard to cover them completely. You may know a lot, but if you don't put it into practice, it's like dying of thirst on the shore of a great lake. Likewise, a common corpse is found in the bed of a great scholar." ~ Karma Chagme