This tradition, born of Ma-gÇig Labdrön’s meditative experiences, branched out from her in different lineages, some in the family line through her sons and daughters, some as the spiritual lineages of the hundred and sixteen holders of her teachings. Of all these lineages, she is the only source. Her own heart lineage passed to her sons and daughter.
Gyalwa Thöndup, who had taken gö kar chang lo vows, requested that his mother give him a practice of Lama’i Naljor, and she did so. At age forty-eight Gyalwa Thöndup attained realisation. Gyalwa Thöndup, in a later incarnation, took rebirth as Khordong gTérchen Tulku Chhi’mèd Rig’dzin Rinpoche. Her middle son Thönyön Samdrüp had a daughter, Len-togma, who was an emanation of Ma-gÇig Labdrön. To her daughter, her three main women disciples, and to Ku gom Chö Kyi Sang-gyé, she gave teachings born in her heart; also the Mother Tantras and the four empowerments of the khandros, Lama’i Naljor, and the visualisation of Chenrézigs Jampalyang, and Chana Dorje, along with many other practices. The children and disciples of Ma-gÇig Labdrön all integrated these teachings into their hearts.