Mar 22

Teacher Spotlight: Christina Monson

Tara Mandala is pleased to share an upcoming Virtual Dharma Talk offered by Christina Monson. The talk will be “A Dakini At Play: Sera Khandro’s Pith Instructions”, and takes place on Saturday, April 2.

Please enjoy this “Teacher Spotlight” blog post on Christina Monson. We look forward to welcoming you for these teachings. To learn more, read below, or click here.
Christina Monson is a Tibetan language translator and interpreter with over thirty years of study, translation, and practice experience in Buddhism. Her interest in Asian philosophy led her to immerse herself in the study of religion as an undergraduate student at Brown University. Later, she focused her studies on Tibetan Buddhism while completing a Master’s degree at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She first journeyed to Nepal in 1989 where she met her root guru, Chatral Sangye Dorje Rinpoche under whose guidance she studied and practiced, at times in intensive retreat, for the next 27 years.
He first introduced her to Sera Khandro and conferred empowerment, reading transmission, and practice instructions for many of Sera Khandro’s treasures and teachings. With the support of Chatral Rinpoche and his Sera Khandro lineage-holding disciple, Tengboche Rinpoche, Christina worked with many lamas and khenpos over several decades on compiling and editing the dakini’s collected works. This seven-volume collection was published in Tibetan language in 2020.
Christina continues to translate select sections of Sera Khandro’s works into English language as a Tsadra Foundation translator and scholar. Her upcoming publications include a volume of Sera Khandro’s zhaldam or spiritual advice entitled A Dakini’s Counsel, Sera Khandro’s Spiritual Instructions and Advice as well as the biography Sera Khandro penned of her lama and consort Drimé Ozer, the fifth son of Dudjom Lingpa.

A Dakini At Play: Sera Khandro’s Pith Instructions

With Christina Monson • April 2

This Virtual Dharma Talk is a fantastic precursor to the retreat with Ven. Sogan Rinpoche. Christina Monson, who is translating for Ven. Sogan Rinpoche in his retreat, will be offering this Dharma Talk, and she will also be focusing on Sera Khandro.

Sera Khandro Dewai Dorje (1892-1940), the great Tibetan treasure-revealer and dakini, bequeathed the world an impressive collection of spiritual teachings and riveting stories of life at the turn of that last century in eastern Tibet. Her works include two major cycles of treasure revelations, biographies, profound Dzogchen instructions, and a compilation of personal advice … Read more »

We look forward to sharing this event with you, one of a host of 2022 Virtual Dharma Talks, featuring female teachers and topics that were specially chosen by Lama Tsultrim Allione.

~With Blessings,
Tara Mandala

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