Ngala Nor’dzin and Ngala ’ö-Dzin practising gÇod

Ngala Nor’dzin and Ngala ’ö-Dzin

practising the Lama’i Naljor of Ma-gÇig Labdrön

The Lama’i Naljor of Ma-gÇig Labdrön is a Tantric practice of Guru Yoga, unifying the Mind of the practitioner with the Mind of the Lama. The Mind of the Lama is non-dual awareness without obscurations or distractions. Ma-gÇig Labdrön was the great Tibetan yogini who was the originator of the practice of gÇod – the visionary practice of cutting attachment to corporeal form. In the Aro Lineage her Lama’i Naljor is inseparable from the practice of gÇod.

Ma-gÇig Labdrön is known as yum-chenmo – the ‘Great Mother’ (an emanation of Prajnaparamita – mother of the Buddhas of the three times). Her nature is inseparable from the ‘emptiness inherently pregnant with form’. Through unifying with the Mind of the Lama through the practice of her Lama’i Naljor, we can discover the empty form of non-duality.

Ngala Nor’dzin and Ngala ’ö-Dzin are playing gÇod drum and bell and singing the practice to the tune that was given to Ngak’chang Rinpoche and Khandro Déchen by Kyabjé Chhi’mèd Rig’dzin Rinpoche. In their shrine room at Aro Khalding Tsang, Ngala Nor’dzin and Ngala ’ö-Dzin have a thangka of Ma-gÇig Labdrön that was painted by Ngakma Pema Zangmo.