Troma Nagmo, the Black Wrathful Mother
About Troma Nagmo
Troma is the Great Mother of Compassion. Member of the Buddha family, her practice is one of the highest level practices in Vajrayana. Through the practice of Troma we find a remedy for our afflictive emotions, cutting attachment to ego and phenomena. We awake from ignorance to recognize our own true nature; Dharmakaya.
The practice of Troma leads to the understanding of the nature of emptiness that pervades all beings and phenomena. This understanding results in accomplishing the two accumulations – of merit and wisdom. Thus, the practice of Troma is a path capable of rendering full realization of enlightenment.
A short lineage
Lama Chimed Rigdzin has a special connection with Troma and a short lineage for the Dudjom Troma cycle of teachings. At Lama Ling in Tibet he received the complete Troma cycle, including the profound teachings, from Semo Dechen Yudron, Dechen-la, daughter of Dudjom Rinpoche. She is considered by many, including her father Jigdral Yeshe Dorje, an emanation of Troma. Lama Chimed often tells stories of her kindness to him, especially after he completed a retreat in a cave on a nearby mountain (Shinsal Dripu, a cave used by Guru Rinpoche).
Due to this very close connection, Lama Chimed keeps at Shiwa Gonpa Dorje Chokhor Ling an annual Drubchod of Troma Nagmo.