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The Relatable and Extraordinary Life of Sera Khandro Dewé Dorjé
October 21 at 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm UTC+0
“The Relatable and Extraordinary Life of Sera Khandro Dewé Dorjé” by Prof. Sarah Jacoby, Northwestern University
As the most prolific historical Tibetan Buddhist woman prior to the 1950s, Sera Khandro Dewé Dorjé presents a candid and nuanced female perspective on what it means to embody Vajrayana Buddhist ideals. The eloquent and subtle Tibetan prose and verse that comprises her long autobiography is as inspiring as it is intensely expressive of a range of relatable human emotions, including rage, grief, love, and humor. In this talk I will share some tastes of a project I am currently immersed in to translate the richness of both the relatable and extraordinary elements of Sera Khandro’s writing from Tibetan into English.
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by Professor Sarah H. Jacoby
The Goodman Lectures
A series of online lectures by leading Buddhist studies scholars
The Goodman Lectures are organized in honor of long-time Khyentse Foundation friend and advisor Professor Steven D. Goodman (1945–2020), whose enduring vision to make academic talks available to people beyond the classroom inspired KF and our friends in academia to share their knowledge and insight with a more general audience.