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zenman wrote:Who (in singular or plural) are the most famous/well known Tröma Nagmo-female practitioners of Tibet? Can't find much info about this. Thank you.
I think of the Sangyum as one of those practitioners, this would be the Sangyum of the previous Dudjom Rinpoche, and also Chagdud Khandro as one of those practitioners, but I don't see them as being famous, but they are relatively "well known". These last years Chagdud Khandro has given extensive teachings on Phowa . Perhaps the reason it is a little difficult to find on the net is because many of the Tröma Nagmo practitioners were "hidden yoginis" and still are imho, however there is a living female teacher of Tröma Nagmo who imho can pass this practice to students (especially the Tri (the teaching concerning Troma Nagmo) and that is Sangye Khandro of Tashi Choling Gompa located in the US, she has already taught details of Troma Nagmo practice on many occasions with her teachers over two decades. The Sadhana, and even a Tsalung associated with this can be learned at Tashi Choling etc there is also an archive for peopole, also Orgyen Dorje Den located in San Francisco does this practice. Many of Lama Tharchin's students do this practice, there is also recorded teachings:
Gyatrul Rinpoche's Archive:
Lama Tharchin's archive:
I'm sure The Sangyum and her family of female practitioners (especially Sangyum's niece) are also living holders of this lineage, but I don't know if they actively teach the cycle at this time, so if you want to study from a living female teacher Tröma Nagmo, from a western female practitioner who isn't "famous" but quite "well known"... that would be Sangye Khandro imho, and also by extension Julie at Orgyen Dorje Den in San Francisco can lead this practice proficiently, and she does actively lead the Troma Sadhana for the Gompa in San Francisco.
zenman wrote:Thank you. Any knowledge of yoginis farther in history?
I think you may know already that Machig Labdrön practiced Troma, she's considered by many Tibetans to be an emanation of Troma Nagmo. Just put her name in at Google, I'm sure many sites will come up. Sera Khandro was one in Dudjom lineage 19th century.
Along with the thoughtful examples T. Chokyi has already posted, I don't know if you will find all that much public information about such practitioners. The practice itself isn't all that common and many of its practitioners prefer to stay hidden, it being traditionally one of the secrets of the Secret Mantrayanas.
May the upcoming book from Sangye Khandro will outline some of the better known Troma practitioners of the past. Also I would imagine Sera Khandro must have had an association with the practice given her relationship to Dudjom Lingpa's relatives.
Tsultrim T. wrote:May the upcoming book from Sangye Khandro will outline some of the better known Troma practitioners of the past. Also I would imagine Sera Khandro must have had an association with the practice given her relationship to Dudjom Lingpa's relatives.
Wow, I didn't know Sangye Khandro was doing a book outlining some of the known Troma practitioners, thats fantastic.
I saw a beautiful presentation of the recent translation work for Troma on Berotsana site, if practitioners have time it's worth just clicking some of those sound file she made of her voice while chanting the "Refuge and Bodhichitta", so clear :