Lotsawa School started life as a full website, but as much of the material that once resided here is now available on the Rigpa Shedra Wiki or elsewhere, I decided to turn it into a blog.
Adam Pearcey travelled to India shortly after leaving school, and stayed near Darjeeling, where he began to learn Tibetan while teaching English at two monasteries. He then studied Tibetan and Sanskrit at the School of Oriental and African Studies in London, and met his teacher, Sogyal Rinpoche, in 1995. After graduating from university, he spent four years at the Rangjung Yeshe Institute in Kathmandu, studying, teaching Tibetan and serving as an interpreter. In 2004 he founded Lotsawa House, an online library of translations, focusing mainly on the key figures of the Rimé movement. Since 2005 he has been the director of the Rigpa Shedra, which is currently based at the Palyul retreat centre in Pharping, Nepal and is under the guidance of Khenchen Namdrol.
Adam’s translation of Longchen Rabjam’s bsam gtan ngal gso appeared in His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s recent book, Mind in Comfort & Ease (Wisdom, 2007). His current translation projects include a blo sbyong commentary by Ga Rabjampa Kunga Yeshe (1397-1470), translated at the behest of Khenchen Appey, other works from the ngal gso skor gsum trilogy, and several minor texts destined for Lotsawa House.