The Treasury of Lives

Adam Pearcey is the founder of Lotsawa House. He completed his PhD at SOAS, University of London, in 2018 with a thesis on Dzogchen, scholasticism and sectarian identity in early twentieth-century Tibet. Read more at

Published August 2023


Bstan 'dzin lung rtogs nyi ma. 2004.Snga 'gyur rdzogs chen chos 'byung chen mo. Beijing: China Tibetan Publishing House, pp. 689–692

Dudjom Rinpoche. 1991.The Nyingma School of Tibetan Buddhism. Gyurme Dorje and Matthew Kapstein, trans. Boston, MA: Wisdom Publications.

Kapstein, Matthew T. 2004. "The Strange Death of Pema the Demon Tamer" in Kapstein (ed.)The Presence of Light: Divine Radiance and Religious Experience. Chicago: University of Chicago Press. pp. 119–156.

Sogyal Rinpoche. 2002.The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying. Revised ed. New York: HarperCollins. First published 1992.

Surya Das, Lama. 1992.The Snow Lion’s Turquoise Mane: Wisdom Tales from Tibet. San Francisco: HarperSanFrancisco.

Talbott, Harold. 2019.Tendrel: A Memoir of New York and the Buddhist Himalayas. Marion, MA: Buddhayana Foundation.

Trungpa, Chögyam. 1966.Born in Tibet. London: George Allen & Unwin Ltd.

Tulku Thondup. 2002.The Practice of Dzogchen. Ithaca: Snow Lion Publications.

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