Sera Khandro Series
Photo courtesy of Christina Monson
Magical emanation of triumphant noble females –
Dewé Dorje – to you I pray!
With your care in this life, future lives and in the bardo,
May our wishes be accomplished according to the Dharma.
Texts by and associated with Sera Khandro Kunzang Dekyong Wangmo (se ra mkha' 'gro kun bzang bde skyong dbang mo, 1892–1940), the famous treasure-revealer:
- The Excellent Path of Devotion: An Abridged Story of a Mendicant’s Experiences in Response to Questions from Vajra Kin | Biographies
Sera Khandro composed this verse autobiography, which is suitable for daily recitation, in 1929, two years after completing a longer, more detailed account of her life. As with many other biographical works in the Tibetan tradition, the story is itself a Dharma teaching, demonstrating the importance of following one’s heart, persevering in the face of difficulties, and cultivating complete trust and devotion
This song of amazement originates in a vision Sera Khandro had while staying in retreat at Nyimalung in Amdo at the age of twenty-nine. The text is her response to the spirits and demons who appeared to her, asking what she was doing.