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Rakhadrak is a hermitage above Sera Monastery. It was established in the seventeenth century either by Drubkhang Gelek Gyatso or Rakhadrak Azhu Sonam. It is renowned for being the site where Tsongkhapa composed The Essence of Eloquence that Distinguishes Between the Provisional and Definitive Meaning of the Scriptures, and where he received a delegation from China requesting his presence at the Imperial court.


Akester, Matthew. 2016. Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo's Guide to Central Tibet. Chicago, IL: Serindia Publications, p. 127.

Cabezón, José Ignacio, and Penpa Dorjee. 2019. Sera Monastery. Somerville: Wisdom Publications, pp. 330, 331, 335, 340.


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