Welcome to the personal website of Adele Tomlin, an independent scholar/translator, practitioner and student of Tibetan Buddhism. Originally called www.shentongkalacakra.com, the purpose of this website is not only to provide an independent, online resource for my own ongoing translation work and research, but also as a general source of information, activities and work by, and about, female Buddhist scholars, translators and practitioners and those who write about or support them.
I am an English 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 Tibetan Buddhist Studies (University of Hamburg, Germany). Since 2006, after taking refuge in a private audience with the supreme head of the Karma Kagyu lineage, HH the 17th Gyalwang Karmapa, Orgyen Trinley Dorje, in India, I have been studying Buddhist Philosophy and Tibetan language in Europe, Nepal and India, and taking teaching and empowerments from Tibetan Buddhist masters from all the major lineages, such as HH 17th Karmapa, HE Gyaltsab Rinpoche, HE Thrangu Rinpoche, HE Garchen Rinpoche, HE Sangye Nyenpa Rinpoche, HH Sakya Trizin, HH 14th Dalai Lama and more. For more on my background and work see my online CV here and Amazon author page here.
New translations and publications will be updated and made available to view or obtain here, depending on certain restrictions or requirements for the texts. Current translation projects can be viewed here. All the work I do as a Buddha Dharma translator is on a non-profit basis and funded by my own money or donations. Therefore, any support or sponsorship is most welcome.