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Title: The Spiritual Heritage of Ma gcig Lab sgron
Language of title: English
Author/Creator: Massimo Facchini
One Sentence Summary: The article gives a summary of the life of Machik Labdrön (ma gcig lab sgron) and the practice of gcod.

Description: The article begins with a biographical sketch of Machik Labdrön (ma gcig lab sgron), and then explains the main aspects of the Buddhist practice, gcod or bdud kyi gchod yul, of which she is generally considered to be the founder. The practice of gcod, which means "severance" or "cutting," involves visualizing offering one's own body as a feast to all beings. (Ben Deitle 2006-01-25)

Publisher Place: Bloomington
Publisher: The Tibet Society
Normalized publisher place: Bloomington, IN
Publisher country: United States
Published Date: 1983
URL: http://www.thlib.org/static/reprints/jts/JTS_03_02.pdf
Subject: Chöd (gcod)
Machik Labdrön (ma gcig lab sgron), 1055-1153
Classification: Tibetan and Himalayan -- Religion -- Practices
Tibetan and Himalayan -- Journals -- Journals Focused on Regions -- Tibet -- Journal of the Tibet Society -- Vol. 3 (1983)
Cultural Coverage: Tibet
Temporal coverage: 11th century CE
12th century CE
Language: English
Source: The Journal of the Tibet Society
Source Editor: Christopher I. Beckwith, 1945-
Source Type: Journal
Source Volume: 3
Source Page Numbers: 21-26
Start Date: 1981
End Date: 1988
Frequency of publication: Annually
ISBN/ISSN: 7351364

Means of availability: Articles are available online within the Tibetan & Himalayan Library's bibliographic database.

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Media type: Text
Resource Type: Article
Digital Encoding: pdf
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Date Of Record Creation: 2005-12-15 17:11:38
Date Record Checked: 2006-01-27
Date Last Modified: 2006-04-03 16:06:09
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