We’ve never known much about Tara’s past, since she talks about it only rarely. On top of that, public information has been difficult to find because of all the names she’s had – Marjorie Larson, Marjorie Quinn, Tara Quinn, Tara Dadak, Ngawang Chodon, Domo Geshe Rinpoche, Tara Wangchuk – and we didn’t even know those for sure! Where did the names come from? What are the facts of her life?
We created a starting point based on Tara’s statements of her birthdate, being a Minnesota native, and the list of known names above. We pieced together further details after an exhaustive review of newspaper archives and public genealogical information. The timeline below sheds light on where the above names come from. It also shows some other milestones in her life and puts in perspective the sequence of her actions as Domo Geshe Rinpoche.1
Most items below are clickable. Clicking an item will show the document or record the information was taken from and in some cases more information on the item itself.
If only the year of an event is known, it is listed as January.