Ngodup Paljor

Paljor was born around 1945 in Dzonga, Tibet, and died in Anchorage Alaska on 25 October 1988. In his too-short life, he was a Tibetan Buddhist monk, a Thai Theravada Buddhist monk, translator for the Dalai Lama in Thailand, assistant professor of Tibetan studies at the University of Hawaii, founded Khawachen Dharma Center in Anchorage, brought Buddhist teachers to Alaska, earned a Master Gardener degree in Alaska, and more.

  • There is more information about Paljor at
  • More of Paljor’s poems at BigBridge

For further information on his life and poetry, or for permission to publish these or other poems, please contact his wife Denise Lassaw at [email protected]

All the poems here were written in the early 1980s and are part of a collection which was published as Songs of a Wild Yak

Writings [10]


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