The Treasury of Lives

Adele Tomlin is an independent practitioner, scholar and translator with an MA in Philosophy and an MA in Tibetology. Book publications include Aesthetic Experience (2009), Tāranātha's Commentary on the Heart Sūtra (2017) and Chariot that Transports to the Four Kāyas (2019). She is the founder of Dakini Translations and Publications.

Published July 2021


A khu A khra, dge slong byang chub bzang po. 2004. Rgyal ba kun gyi dbang po dpal ldan karma pa mi bskyod rdo rje'izhabs kyi dgung lo bdunphangyi rnam par thar pa nor bu'i phreng ba. In Collected Works of the Eighth Karmapa, vol. 1, pp. 33–106. Lhasa. W8039.

Chos kyi 'byung gnas. 1990. Rgyal tshab gnyis pa bkra shis rnam rgyal (1490-1518). In Gsung 'bum/ chos kyi 'byung gnas, vol. 11, pp. 695–695. Sansal: Palpung Sungrab Nyamso Khang. W26630.

Mi bskyod rdo rje, Karmapa VIII. 2004. Mi bskyod rdo rje'i spyad pa'i rabs. In Collected Works of the Eighth Karmapa, vol. 1, pp. 350–387. Lhasa. W8039.

Karma gzhan phan rgya mtsho. 2008. Kam tshang bla ma yab rsas drug gi nam thar. Xining, Qinghai, Mtsho sngon mi rigs dpe sgrun khang. W1AC400.

Sangs rgyas dpal grub. 2004. Rgyal ba spyan ras gzigs dbang brgyad pa'i rnam thar legs spyad ma'i don 'grel gsal ba'i sgron me. In Collected Works of the Eighth Karmapa, vol. 1, pp. 150–329. Lhasa. W8039.

Rheingans, Jim. 2017. Eighth Karmapa's Life and His Interpretation of the Great Seal. A Religious Life and Instructional Texts in Historical and Doctrinal Contexts. Hamburg: Numata Buddhist Studies.

Seventeenth Karmapa, Orgyen Trinley Dorje. 15 February – 17 March 2021. Teaching on Two Autobiographical Praises by Eighth Karmapa. Based on video recordings in Tibetan and English oral translation. Online video links on

Gtsug lag phreng ba. 1986. Chos 'byung mkhas pa'i dga' ston. Beijing: Mi rigs dpe skrun khang. W7499.

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