May We Be Protected from External, Internal & Secret Obstacles!

The protector temple at Tashi Menri Monastery in Dolanji, India. Photo credit: Unknown

Within the Yungdrung Bön religious tradition, Sipé Gyalmo, The Queen of Phenomenal Existence, is an enlightened being that principally acts to guard and protect the tradition and its followers. Being an enlightened being, her wisdom and compassion are without either limitation or bias. As a protector, she appears wrathful and fierce in order to show her power and fearlessness in conquering any obstacle or perceived enemy. These include external obstacles such as danger from external forces including natural disasters, internal obstacles such as illness, and secret obstacles such as anger and greed. Ultimately, she aids the practitioner in conquering the most secret obstacle which is ignorance of the true nature of the mind.

Each month of the lunar calendar there is a day designated especially for the practice of Sipé Gyalmo who appears riding a red mule. During the 7th lunar month of each year, it is the 4th day. During 2019, this date coincides with September 3rd.

Sipé Gyalmo, the Queen of Phenomenal Existence, who rides a red mule. Photo credit: Raven Cypress Wood

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Posted on August 31, 2019, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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