Love and Liberation: Autobiographical Writings of the Tibetan Buddhist Visionary Sera Khandro

Love and Liberation: Autobiographical Writings of the Tibetan Buddhist Visionary Sera Khandro


Love and Liberation reads the autobiographical and biographical writings of 1 of the few Tibetan Buddhist ladies to list the tale of her existence. Sera Khandro Künzang Dekyong Chönyi Wangmo (also referred to as Dewé Dorjé, 1892–1940) used to be amazing not just for attaining spiritual mastery as a Tibetan Buddhist visionary and guru to many lamas, monastics, and laity within the Golok area of japanese Tibet, but in addition for her candor. This ebook listens to Sera Khandro's conversations with land deities, dakinis, bodhisattvas, lamas, and fellow non secular neighborhood individuals whose voices interweave together with her personal to relate what's a narrative of either love among Sera Khandro and her guru, Drimé Özer, and religious liberation.

Sarah H. Jacoby's research specializes in the prestige of the feminine physique in Sera Khandro's texts, the advantage of celibacy as opposed to the expediency of sexuality for spiritual reasons, and the adaptation among profane lust and sacred love among female and male tantric companions. Her findings upload new dimensions to our realizing of Tibetan Buddhist consort practices, complicating regular scriptural displays of male topic and feminine aide. Sera Khandro depicts herself and Drimé Özer as inseparable embodiments of perception and technique that jointly shape the Vajrayana Buddhist imaginative and prescient of whole buddhahood. via advancing this complementary sacred partnership, Sera Khandro carved a spot for herself as a feminine virtuoso within the male-dominated sphere of early twentieth-century Tibetan religion.

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