Institution: London

Position: Independent Scholar and Translator of Tibetan Buddhism and Vajrayana


I am a British woman with a Bachelor’s degree in Law (qualified barrister), a Master’s Degree  in Western Philosophy (King’s College, University of London) and a Master’s degree in Tibetology (University of Hamburg, Germany).  My MA thesis was awarded a first-class result (by Prof. Dorji Wangchug) and later published as a book Taranatha’s Commentary on the Heart Sutra (LTWA, 2017), with a foreword by Prof. Matthew Kapstein. Another translated book recently published is the Chariot that Transports to the Four Kayas by Bamda Gelek Gyamtso (LTWA, 2019), with a foreword by Dr. Cyrus Stearns. It is an important instruction text in the Dro Kalacakra tradition. For other research and translations, see this website Since 2017, after graduating from the University of Hamburg, I have been studying at a Tibetan Buddhist nunnery in India. For more on my background and work see online CV here.

Adele Tomlin