Troma Nagmo (Wrathful Black Mother) is a feminine embodiment of wisdom who liberates all phenomena in its own place, shattering our ego-clinging. She is the innermost secret aspect of the Khandro (Dakini) practice in the Dudjom Tersar lineage. The Chöd (severance) practice of Tröma Nagmo provides us with an extremely powerful means to cut through the dualistic clinging of mind, the root of suffering, thus revealing our inherent wisdom nature. This statue is a pristine support for such practice. The surface of her entire body is gold-plated, catching the light in a mesmerizing display of ephemeral beauty. Down to every detail, this statue resonates with the primordial sound of mantra and powerful practice. The painted details of her face, her three eyes, and the perfect linework of her bared teeth are utterly perfect. Notice the yellow dry-brushing technique applied to her hair, giving it a sense of wispy three dimensionality. And the way the artist left the tips of the flames gold, and unpainted, so that they stand out to catch the light, framing in the entire statue in a glowing aura of wisdom fire. True masterpieces, like this statue here, effortlessly do exactly what they were designed to: inspire us to practice.
Height: 14.75 inches (from bottom of base to top of flames)
Weight: 9 lbs. 5 oz.