Biography

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In Sikkim, 1994

Adam S. Pearcey first encountered Tibetan Buddhism in 1994 when he taught English at two monasteries near Darjeeling in India. He went on to study at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) in London; the Rangjung Yeshe Institute in Kathmandu, where he also taught Tibetan and served as an interpreter; the Library of Tibetan Works and Archives in Dharamsala; Oxford University, where he earned a Master’s degree in Oriental Studies; and again at SOAS, where he is currently a PhD candidate.

He is the founder of Lotsāwa House, a virtual library of translations from Tibetan, and a former director of the Rigpa Shedra. His publications include (as co-translator) Mind in Comfort and Ease by His Holiness the Dalai Lama (Wisdom Publications, 2007); Ga Rabjampa’s To Dispel the Misery of the World (Wisdom Publications, 2012), which he translated at the suggestion of the late Khenchen Appey Rinpoche and which was included on Shambhala Sun’s list of the best Buddhist books of 2012; and Beyond the Ordinary Mind: Dzogchen Advice from Rimé Masters, which is set to appear in 2018. A partial list of the many translations he has published online can be found here.