Yum Chenmo

Today we’ll be accumulating the mantra of Prajnaparamita, Yum Chenmo, the Great Mother for all mother sentient beings.

MaChik’s placement of the Divine Feminine as a centerpiece of the practice was a natural progression of her strong reliance on the teachings of the Prajnaparamita. These core teachings of the Mahayana had already designated woman as the source of ultimate Wisdom, with Prajnaparamita personified as a female deity. – Lama Jinpa

Prajnaparamita is incredibly important to practitioners of Chöd, as it was incredibly important to Machik Labdron herself early in her life.