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Sidpa Gyalmo

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By:
John Myrdhin Reynolds / Vajranatha
San Diego, March 1996



According to some Bön histories, it is said that the cult of goddess Sidpa Gyalmo as as Protector of Bön (Bön-skyong) was introduced by Shenchen Luga (gShen-chen klu-dga', 996-1035) from his Terma text discoveries at Dritsam Thakar ('Bri-mtshams mtha' dkar) in Tsang province in 1017.

Indeed, the red Sidpa Gyalmo does come from this Terma collection. [See the Srid-rgyal dre'u dmar-mo'i rgyud dang 'grel-pa bcas.] Be that as it may, Sidpa Gyalmo riding the black mule (dre'u nag) became the special Guardian for Yeru Wensakha Monastery established in Tsang province by the Dru (Bru) clan, and she remains so for its successor monastery of Menri (sMan-ri).

According to the textual sources, from out of the Dharmakaya Kuntu Zangmo (Bön-sku Kun tu bzang-mo) emanated the chief of the Matrika goddesses of the Bön tradition, Machok Sidpa Gyalmo (Ma-mchog Srid-pa'i rgyal-mo) "the Supreme Mother, the Queen of Existence."


At the Sambhogakaya level, Sidpa Gyalmo manifested in 5 aspects:

1. Yeshe Walmo (Ye-shes dbal-mo) as the universal aspect,
2. Khagying Lhamo (mKha'-'gying lha-mo) as the pacifying aspect (zhi-ba),
3. Duyum Lhamo (dus yum lha-mo) as the increasing aspect (rgyas-pa),
4. Kasang Lhamo (bKa' gsang lha-mo) as the enchantment aspect (dbang),
5. Dedro Sang-yum (bDe 'gro gsang yum) as the fierce or destructive aspect (drag-po).

Thereupon Sidpa Gyalmo emanated the various Dakinis attending her in her mandala.

- In the center of the mandala is Thugtrul Nagmo (Thugs sprul nag-mo) or Kali, who is directly emanated from the Mind (thugs sprul) of Sidpa
- Gyalmo.
- She has a single face and 2 arms and is riding upon a black mule.
- Therefore, she is called Dreu Nagmo (Dre'u nag-mo).
- Then she emanates the 4 medicine goddesses (rdzu-'phrul sman bzhi) and the 6 time goddesses (dus drug) who are the watch-keepers over
- the day, each watch being four hours.

- Then she emanates:
a.The 27 animal- and human-headed goddesses known as Walmo (dbal-mo nyer-bdun)
b.Beyond them the 4 door-keeper goddesses (sgo-ma bzhi)
c. The 9 female generals (dmag-dpon-ma dgu)
d. The the 12 Tenma goddesses (brtan-ma bcu-gnyis).

At the Bönpo monastery at Dolanji, in Himachal Pradesh, India, there is still performed a Cham or Lama dance called Srid-rgyal dus drug, devoted to representing these 6 time goddesses who are aspects of Sidpa Gyalmo.


Each of these goddesses has her particular watch of the day and has a different colour and attributes, as follows:

1. Sogchodma (Srog-gcod-ma), who is black in color, has the watch of the evening (srod),
2. Zhendebma (gZhen-'debs-ma), who is blue in color, has the watch of midnight (nam gung),
3. Wangdudma (dBang-sdud-ma), who is white in color, has the watch of daybreak (tho-rangs),
4. Odtroma ('Od-'phro-ma), who is yellow in color, has the watch of sun rise and early morning (nyi shar),
5. Trasalma (bKra-gsal-ma), who is red in color, has the watch of midday (nyin phyed), and
6. Zersalma (Zer-gsal-ma), who is purple-brown in color, has the watch of late afternoon and sunset (phyi 'phrod).

[See the Srid-rgyal gzer-bu and the longer text, the Drag-sngags dbal-mo.]


Yeshe Walmo is the chief form of Sidpa Gyalmo.

- She is not riding upon any animal as a mount and is depicted as having a single face and 2 arms.
- She is poised in dance position.
- Her body is a dark azure (mthing nag or black in color, like the midnight sky.
- She wears over her shoulders a mantle of peacock feathers.
- She holds a sword in her right hand and, in her wrathful aspect, she carries a kapala or skull-cup filled with blood in her left hand.
- But when Yeshe Walmo is employed for healing, as is the case with the healing practice below, she carries in her left hand a vase filled with herbal medicines (sman).

A description of Sidpa Gyalmo riding a red mule (Srid rgyal dre'u dmar) is given in the Ma-mo 'dus-pa'i yang snying gi rgyud, which is part of the Srid-rgyal dre'u dmar-mo'i rgyud dang 'grel-ba bcas collection:

- As for her 3 faces:
a. The face on the right is white and smiling,
b. That on the left is red and fierce,
c. That in the center is dark azure and wrathful.
- Her dark red hair stands on end and her 3 eyes glow like the heart of the sun.
- Her nose is beautified with the wrinkles of a wrathful deity. Her mouth is open, gaping like a hearth for a fire consuming offerings.
- Her innumerable teeth are arrayed like glacial mountains and her tongue makes a terrifying clicking sound.
- The whiskers (about her mouth) emanate sparks like the fire at the end of time.
- Her roaring resounds in the heavens like thunder.
- The upper part of her dark azure colored body is adorned with the ash-grey hide of an elephant and a flayed human skin.
- As her lower garment, she wears a tiger skin, to which is also attached the skin of a fierce bear.
- Venomous snakes, reddish yellow in color, are intertwined (about her neck) forming necklaces that writhe.
- She is adorned with a threefold long necklace of dry skulls, decaying heads, and freshly severed heads dripping blood.
- As for her other terror-inspiring attributes, in her upper right hand she holds a zhing-phyug, which is adorned with a crown of silk of various
- colors fluttering in the vast expanse of unmanifest space.
- In her upper left hand, she holds a swastika before the secret place of the treasury of her heart.
- With her middle right hand, she brandishes a sword in the sky, like a weapon of flames.
- Her middle left hand holds a trident, while a great drum attached to it resounds like thunder.
- In her lower right hand, she grasps a phurpa dagger with its three-bladed point thrust in to the heart of a being clinging to perverted views.
- In her lower left hand, she holds a kapala skull cup filled to the brim with bubbling blood.
- She displays her legs in a manner where (her feet) subdue the 4 demons of delusion and perfect the 4 kinds of magical actions.
- She draws up one leg haughtily and stretches out the other.
- As for her mount, the dark indigo tips of its ears are adorned with silk ribbons.
- Nagarajas serve as halter and bridle, while male and female vampire spirits are made into her saddle.
- The still-moist flayed skin of a human corpse serves as a saddle blanket. The saddle straps are tied with a 100.000 pieces of cloth taken from
- corpses......
- The bands of the stirrups are made from the still-moist skins of corpses to which are tied stirrups made of human skulls.
- The 4 hoofs of her mount are supported (by the hands) of the 4 Great Kings (who guard the 4 quarters)...."

As a Yidam or meditation deity, and not just a Guardian, Sidpa Gyalmo has various guises or emanations, and under different names, she is regarded as the consort (yum) of the 5 Supreme Deities of the Divine Citadel (gsas-mkhar mchog lnga), who comprise the Pha Gyud or Father Tantras.

------------These 5 principal Yidam deities manifest different aspects of enlightened awareness:

1. Walse Ngampa (dBal-gsas rngams-pa) represents the Body aspect (sku) and has as his consort Ngammo Yumchen (rNgam-mo yum-chen),
2. Lhagod Thagpa (Lha-rgod thag-pa) represents the Speech aspect 9gsung) and has as his consort Sidpa Gyalmo (Srid-pa rgyal-mo)
3. Trowo Tsochok (Khro-bo gtso-mchog mkha'-'gying) represents the Mind aspect (thugs) and has as his consort Khala Dugmo (mKha' la gdug-mo)
4. Walchen Gekhod (dBal-chen Ge-khod) represents the Quality aspect (yon-tan) and has as his consort Drala Gyalmo (sGra-bla rgyal-mo)
5. Walphur Nagpo (dBal-phur nag-po) represents the activity aspect ('phrin-las) and has as his consort Sadak Gyalmo (Sa-bdag rgyal-mo) or Sadak
Tongkhyabma (Sa-bdag stong-khyab-ma).


All of these consorts are manifestations of the same Great Goddess; they differ in name and form, but are ultimately of the same essence.

The healing practice for the Goddess Sidpa Gyalmo utilizing her fierce mantra, and entitled Srid-rgyal drag snags gnad kyi dgongs-thim, was transmitted to Lopön Tenzin Namdak by Phugpa Lagan while the former was residing at Lake Namtso in Northern Tibet.

Some 3 generations previously, it had been given to the Bönpo yogin Togdan Gyalwa Wangdan who received the teaching in a vision from the Goddess Sidpa Gyalmo herself.
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---------Yeshe Walmo is the chief form of Sidpa Gyalmo.---------

- She is not riding upon any animal as a mount and is depicted as having a single face and 2 arms.
- She is poised in dance position.
- Her body is a dark azure (mthing nag or black in color, like the midnight sky.
- She wears over her shoulders a mantle of peacock feathers.
- She holds a sword in her right hand and, in her wrathful aspect, she carries a kapala or skull-cup filled with blood in her left hand.
- But when Yeshe Walmo is employed for healing, as is the case with the healing practice below, she carries in her left hand a vase filled with
- herbal medicines (sman).
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Re: Sidpa Gyalmo

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Re: Sidpa Gyalmo

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With the ceremonies of His Holiness's passing, we have delayed actively working on our teachings. But, Rinpoche is going to teach the Mystery of Sidpa Gyalmo in Los Angeles November 17 - 19th.

We are going to extend the early registration fee to October 15, 2017.

Discover the Mystery of Sidpa Gyalmo
Latri Nyima Dakpa Rinpoche
November 17-19th th
Los Angeles, CA

Sidpa Gyalmo is Yungdrung Bön's wrathful deity, chief protector of Bön, mother of all beings. She holds the title of the great perfection, the feminine wisdom Buddha whose wrathfulness protects and heals. She is compassionate, bestowing great wisdom and healing to all.

Through this teaching of Sidpa Gyalmo, you will discover

She is the queen of the Universe, is the chief wrathful protector deity of the Yungdrung Bön. She has a horrifying aspect in order to frighten evil ones. Her ability is to protect all sentient beings from harm.

Sidpa Gyalmo is the most principle guardian deity of all Yungdrung Bön. She is a deity of exorcism and healing using her ferocious aspect to transmute all negative energies, thus assisting in the healing of all sentient beings. She is the wrathful deity, but shines compassion, wisdom and healing to all.

Her protection of mind, body, spirit, and of the environment, brings mystery to all who learns of her abilities. During this retreat, you will discover the mystery of this dynamic Buddha in female form. Through Rinpoche's teaching of Sidpa Gyalmo you will discover her ability to heal, protect, guidance and wisdom.

This is a perfect retreat for anyone who is ill, physicians, caretakers and healers and Bön Practitioners. This retreat will be held at the Yeru Retreat Center with the water of the lake and all the elements surrounding you during this retreat.
During this retreat, you will discover the Bön mystery of Sidpa Gyalmo. By experiencing the sounds and emotions of Sidpa Gyalmo, she will resonate with you in time of need.

Schedule:
Friday, November 17th 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Friday, November 17th - 5:00 - 6:30 p.m. Reception at the Staybridge Suites Hotel in Chatsworth.
Saturday November 18th and Sunday November 19th 9:30 a.m. -5:00 p.m.
Hotel:
A block of discounted rooms have been reserved at the Staybridge Suites Hotel. Y ou have until October 18th to book your room at this reserved rates. There are people looking for roommates. If you are interested in sharing a room, please let us know at yerubon@yeruboncenter.org.

You can book directly by clicking on Staybridge. This link was provided by the hotel with our discount.

Space is limited, Take advantage of early registration fees.
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Re: Sidpa Gyalmo

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kalden yungdrung wrote:
Mon Oct 09, 2017 7:45 pm
Space is limited, Take advantage of early registration fees.
Is this your event?

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Re: Sidpa Gyalmo

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Fortyeightvows wrote:
Tue Oct 10, 2017 5:55 am
kalden yungdrung wrote:
Mon Oct 09, 2017 7:45 pm
Space is limited, Take advantage of early registration fees.
Is this your event?
Tashi delek F,

No it isn´t .

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http://yeruboncenter.org/contact-us/

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Re: Sidpa Gyalmo

Post by kalden yungdrung » Tue Oct 24, 2017 1:57 pm

IN ADDITION:

Discover the Mystery of Sidpa Gyalmo
Latri Nyima Dakpa Rinpoche
November 17-19th th
Los Angeles, CA

Yeru Bön Center ~ 14702 Excelsior Blvd #1249 Minnetonka, Mn 55345
952-300-6111 yeruboncenter.org
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Note From Latri Nyima Dakpa Rinpoche:

We have received emails requesting if people could come for a part of the teaching or "I have already taken this course", " I just would like to come for a couple of hours". Rinpoche would like everyone to know, this is going to be a different teaching of Sidpa Gyalmo and to realize the teaching of Sidpa Gyalmo can teach you so much more. He would also like everyone to consider, the group is stronger with minimal changes of attendance. This teaching will be a stronger level of Sidpa Gyalmo.


Sidpa Gyalmo is Yungdrung Bön's wrathful deity, chief protector of Bön, mother of all beings. She holds the title of the great perfection, the feminine wisdom buddha whose wrathfulness protects and heals. She is compassionate, bestowing great wisdom and healing to all.

Through this teaching of Sidpa Gyalmo, you will discover that she is the queen of the Universe, is the chief wrathful protector deity of the Yungdrung Bön. She has a horrifying aspect in order to frighten evil ones. Her ability is to protect all sentient beings from harm. Sidpa Gyalmo is the most principle guardian deity of all Yungdrung Bön. She is a deity of exorcism and healing using her ferocious aspect to transmute all negative energies, thus assisting in the healing of all sentient beings. She is the wrathful deity, but shines compassion, wisdom and healing to all.

Her protection of mind, body, spirit, and of the environment, brings mystery to all who learns of her abilities. During this retreat, you will discover the mystery of this dynamic Buddha in female form.

Through Rinpoche's teaching of Sidpa Gyalmo you will discover her ability to heal, protect, guidance and wisdom.

This is a perfect retreat for anyone who is ill, physicians, caretakers and healers and Bön Practitioners. This retreat will be held at the Yeru Retreat Center with the water of the lake and all the elements surrounding you during this retreat.

During this retreat, you will discover the Bön mystery of Sidpa Gyalmo. By experiencing the sounds and emotions of Sidpa Gyalmo, she will resonate with you in time of need.
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Re: Sidpa Gyalmo

Post by kalden yungdrung » Tue Nov 07, 2017 10:14 pm

IN ADDITION:
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Secret dance of Yeshe Walmo, executed by Geshe Tenzin Gelek.
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