Pema Kathang

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Orgyen Lingpa

Pema Kathang (Tib. པདྨ་བཀའ་ཐང་, Wyl. pad+ma bka' thang), the Chronicle of Padma — a biography of Guru Rinpoche, also known as the Sheldrakma (Wyl. shel brag ma), revealed by Orgyen Lingpa from the Crystal Cave (Wyl. shel brag). It has 108 chapters.


  • Gustave-Charles Toussaint, Le Dict de Padma: Padma thang yig, Librarie Ernest Leroux, 1935
  • K. Douglas and G. Bays, The Life and Liberation of Padmasambhava, Dharma Publishing 1978 (translated from Toussaint's French version)

Further Reading

  • Dan Martin, Tibetan Histories: A Bibliography of Tibetan-Language Historical Works (London: Serindia, 1997), page 56.
  • Lewis Doney, A Richness of Detail: Sangs rgyas gling pa and the Padma bka' thang, Revue d'études tibétaines