The texts were donated during the past ten years to the archive partner in Xining city (Qinghai province). They originally belonged to individual Ngakpa households in the region. All the photographed texts are kept on bookshelves, wrapped in cotton cloth and include traditional unbound and hand written Tibetan texts on paper of different size (pecha). Ngakpa are lay religious practitioners who are experts in meditation practices and esoteric scriptures, active as ritual masters, sorcers and healers. The written texts of this collection primarily concern rituals, meditation practices, hagiographies and invocation texts.
Owner of original material: Hong Qi. Extent & format of original material: 100 folders of texts.