MACHIKS COMPLETE EXPLANATION: Clarifying the Meaning of Chod
Author: Sarah Harding
Machiks Complete Explanation is the most famous book of the teachings of Machik Labdron, the great female saint and yogini of 11-12th century Tibet, now finally translated in its entirety into English. Machik developed a system, the Mahamudra ChÃ¶d, that takes the Buddhas teachings as a basis and applies them to the immediate experiences of negative mind states and malignant forces. Machiks unique feminine approach was to invoke and nurture the very demons that we fear and hate, transforming those reactive emotions into love. It is the tantric version of developing compassion and fearlessness, a radical method of cutting through ego-fixation.