During the 23rd-29th lunar days of the 5th Tibetan month at Menri Monastery in Dolanji, India, monastic residents will be undergoing the practice of Jamma Chenmo, the Great Loving Mother. These lunar dates correspond with the Western calendar dates of July 25th-31st 2019. Also known as Jamma, Sherap Chenmo or Künsel Jamma, she is a fully enlightened buddha who is also commonly practiced as a yidam deity.
To coincide with this auspicious time, Sacred Sky Publications is publishing The Heartdrop of Jamma translated and annotated by Raven Cypress Wood. This text, also known as the Jamma Nying Tik is an aural transmission that was given to H.H. 22nd Menri Trizin Sonam Lodro Rinpoche by a manifestation of Jamma known as Khandro Sherap Lo Pélma, the wisdom mother who increases the intellect. In the practice of The Heartdrop of Jamma, each part of the practitioner’s body is transformed into an aspect of Jamma. In that way, one’s entire body becomes the enlightened mandala of the Loving Mother.
“From the syllable RU at each hair of the body manifests the 5,500 primordial shen, the spiritual heirs of Jamma. I prostrate to the Mother of heaven and earth; the mother of the grounds and the paths and the different kinds of authentically established existence, to the mother who gives birth to the Victorious Ones’ spiritual heirs!
From the syllable PA at each hair of the head manifests the limitless hundreds of thousands of Jamma emanations. I prostrate to the Mother who turns back enemies, obstacles, illnesses, and negativity; the Mother who is the glorious guide along the path!“
— From The Heartdrop of Jamma
This booklet includes annotated, color images of Jamma along with her five wisdom manifestations and her eight manifestations that protect from fear. Additionally, there is a brief biography of H.H. 22nd Menri Trizin Sonam Lodro. In order to further support the practice, the booklet concludes with the translation of Removing Obstacles from the Path, another aural transmission of Khandro Sherap Lo Pélma that is often practiced as a daily recitation in the Bönpo community and considered a powerful means of protection and support.
“I pray to the 360 manifestations of Great Jamma. Single Mother for everyone who is without refuge or a protector remove external, internal and secret obstacles which are enemies along the path! Grant your blessings that my wishes will be spontaneously accomplished!”
— Extract from The Heartdrop of Jamma
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