About the Archive

Gelek Rimpoche’s contribution to the preservation of authentic and seminal Tibetan Buddhist teachings within the Gelugpa tradition, for both present and future generations, cannot be overestimated.

When Gelek  Rimpoche passed away in 2017, his collected works included over 5270 hours of 484 audio and/or video teachings and public talks in English, 50 published transcripts, hundreds of unedited transcripts (3 of which have been edited and published), and more than 8,000 photos (The Gelek Rimpoche Archive). Consistent with his will, The Gelek Rimpoche Foundation was formed to hold, protect, present, preserve, distribute and develop The Gelek Rimpoche Archive for the purpose of benefiting humanity. Jewel Heart is the administrator and licensee of The Gelek Rimpoche Archive and The Gelek Rimpoche Archive Web Portal. 

Since Rimpoche passed away, his collected works have been professionally archived and preserved in a digitized word searchable archive, and most of the 3000 hours of his work which had not been transcribed at the time of his death have been transcribed verbatim on a read along basis by more than 180 Jewel Heart volunteers from the U.S., Asia and Europe. Jewel Heart as administrator also built the Web Portal which provides free selected digital public access to a significant portion of the Gelek Rimpoche Archive. Both The Gelek Rimpoche Archive and this Web Portal will be further developed over time. 

The purpose of The Gelek Rimpoche Archive and Web Portal is to benefit humanity by preserving and making available these authentic Tibetan Buddhist teachings for practitioners and scholars, consistent with Rimpoche’s wishes. 

We would like to thank all who worked on the Archive, starting with Gelek Rimpoche.


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