One Mother, Light of the region of Lap
The renowned eleventh century female meditation master, extraordinary mother, innovative teacher and tantric practitioner, Machik is the sky-goer, the dakini of timeless essential wisdom. Her teachings and transformative training of Chod (severance) are highly honored and widely engaged in, pivotal amongst the variety of Vajrayana visualization meditation practices. For a clear and masterful translation of Machik’s teachings, recommended is Sarah Harding’s inspiring book, Machik’s Complete Explanation: Clarifying the Meaning of Chod.
From the Introduction: “Machig is presented as an unabashed mother manifesting her full powers to teach a dharma system of her own making…the amazing Chod, and its undeniable uniqueness and efficacy, joining the ultimate feminine principle with the life of an actual woman.”