The Treasury of Lives

Jacob Dalton is Assistant Professor of Tibetan Buddhist Studies at the University of California, Berkeley.

Published June 2014


Bischoff, F. A. 1978. "Padmasambhava est-il un personnage historique?" In Proceedings of the Csoma de Koros Symposium, pp. 27-33. Louis Ligeti, ed. Budapest: Akademiai Kiado.

Bischoff, F. A., and Charles Hartman. 1971. "Padmasambhava's Invention of the Phur-bu: Ms. Pelliot Tibetain 44." In Etudes tibetaines dediees a la memoire de Marcelle Lalou, pp. 11-27. Paris: Adrien Maisonneuve.

Blondeau, A.M. 1980. "Analysis of the biographies of Padmasambhava according to Tibetan tradition: classification of sources." In Tibetan Studies in Honour of Hugh Richardson, pp. 45-52. Michael Aris and Aung San Suu Kyi, eds. Warminster: Aris and Philips.

Cantwell, Cathy and Robert Mayer. 2012. A Noble Noose of Methods: The Lotus Garland Synopsis: A Mahāyoga Tantra and its Commentary. Vienna: Verlag der Österreichischen Akademie der Wissenschaften.

Dalton, Jacob. 2004. "The Early Development of the Padmasambhava Legend in Tibet: A Study of IOL Tib J 644 and Pelliot tibétain 307."Journal of the American Oriental Society, vol. 124, no. 4, pp. 759-772.

Hirshberg, Daniel A. 2012. Delivering the Lotus-Born: Historiography in the Tibetan Renaissance. Harvard University: Unpublished PhD thesis.

Karmay, Samten. 1988. The Great Perfection. Leiden: Brill, pp. 137-138.

Tsogyal, Yeshe. 1999. The Lotus-Born: The Life Story of Padmasambhava. Translated by Erik Pema Kunsang. Boston: Shambala Publications.

Tsogyal, Yeshe. 1978. The Life and Liberation of Padmasambhava. Translated into French by Gustav-Charles Toussaint; translated into English by Kenneth Douglas and Gwendolyn Bays. Berkeley: Dharma Publishing.

Wangdu, Pasang and Hildegard Diemberger. 2000. dBa' bzhed: The Royal Narrative concerning the bringing of the Buddha's Doctrine to Tibet. Vienna: Verlag der Österrichischen Akademie der Wissenschaften.

Zangpo, Ngawang. 2002. Guru Rinpoché: His Life and Times. Ithaca, NY: Snow Lion Publications.

A list of Tibetan biographies of Padmasambhava on TBRC is here.

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