The Treasury of Lives

Stefan Larsson received his PhD in History of Religions from Stockhold University in 2009 and is currently a postdoctoral fellow at UC Berkeley.

Published December 2011

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DiValerio, David Michael. 2011. “Subversive Sainthood and Tantric Fundamentalism: An Historical Study of Tibet’s Holy Madmen.” Ph.D. diss., University of Virginia.

Dngos grub dpal 'bar. 1508. Rje btsun gtsang pa he ru ka’i thun mong gi rnam thar yon tan gyi gangs ri la dad pa’i seng ge rnam par rtse ba. NGMPP reel no. L834/2. TBRC, W2CZ6647.

Gtsang smyon Heruka. 1971. Bde mchog mkha’ ’gro snyan rgyud (Ras chung snyan rgyud): Two manuscript collections of texts from the yig cha of Gtsang-smyon He-ru-ka. S.W. Tashi gang pa (ed.). Leh: sMan rtsis shes rig spen dzod.

Gtsang smyon Heruka. 1979. Mi la ras pa’i rnam thar. Lhasa.

Gtsang smyon Heruka. 1990. Sgra bsgyur mar pa lo tsā’i rnam par thar pa mthong ba don yod. Chengdu: Si khron mi rigs dpe skrun khang.

Gtsang smyon Heruka. 1991 [1981]. Rnal ’byor gyi dbang phyug chen po mi la ras pa’i rnam mgur. Zi ling: Mtsho sngon mi rigs dpe skrun khang.

Larsson, Stefan. 2009. “The Birth of a Heruka. How Sangs rgyas rgyal mtshan became Gtsang smyon Heruka: A Study of a Mad Yogin.” Ph.D. diss. Stockholm University.

Larsson, Stefan. 2011. “Tsangnyön Heruka’s Sixteenth-Century Renovation of the Svayambhū Stūpa.” In Tsering Palmo Gellek and Padma Dorje Maitland (ed.). Light of the Valley: Renewing the Sacred Art and Traditions of Svayambhu, pp. 208–230. Berkeley: Dharma Publishing.

Larsson, Stefan. 2011. “What Do the Childhood and Early Life of Gtsang smyon Heruka Tell Us About His Bka’ brgyud Affiliation?” In Roger R. Jackson and Matthew Kapstein (eds.). Mahāmudrā and the Bka’-brgyud Tradition. PIATS 2006: Tibetan Studies: Proceedings of the 11th Seminar of the International Association for Tibetan Studies, Königswinter 2006, pp. 425–452. Halle (Saale): International Institute for Tibetan and Buddhist Studies

Larsson, Stefan. Forthcoming. Crazy for Wisdom: The Making of a Mad Yogin in Fifteenth-Century Tibet. Leiden: Brill.

Lha btsun rin chen rnam rgyal. 1971 [1543]. Grub thob gtsang pa smyon pa’i rnam thar dad pa’i spu slong g.yo ba. Published in Bde mchog mkha’ ’gro snyan rgyud (Ras chung snyan rgyud): Two manuscript collections of texts from the yig cha of Gtsang-smyon He-ru-ka, vol 1. S.W. Tashi gang pa (eds.). Leh:sMan rtsis shes rig spendzod.

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Rgod tshang ras pa. [1508]. Rje btsun gtsang pa he ru ka’i mgur ’bum rin po che dbang gi rgyal po thams cad mkhyen pa’i lam ston. NGMPP reel no. L567/2. TBRC, W4CZ1248.

Rgod tshang ras pa. 1969 [1512]. Gtsang smyon he ru ka phyogs thams cad las rnam par rgyal ba’i rnam thar rdo rje theg pa’i gsal byed nyi ma’i snying po. Published as The Life of the Saint of Gtsang. New Delhi: Śata-piṭaka Series, vol. 69. Ed. Lokesh Chandra, with “preface” by Gene E. Smith. TBRC W4CZ1247.

Rgod tshang ras pa. 1974. Bde mchog mkha’ ’gro’i snyan brgyud kyi dkar chag rin po che’i gter. In Rare Dkar brgyud texts from the Library of Ri bo che rje druṅ of Padma-bkod. Tezu, Arunachal Pradesh: Tibetan Nyingmapa Monastery.

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Schaeffer, Kurtis R. 2011. “The Printing Projects of Gtsang smyon Heruka and his Disciples.” In Roger R. Jackson and Matthew Kapstein (eds.). Mahāmudrā and the Bka’-brgyud Tradition. PIATS 2006: Tibetan Studies: Proceedings of the 11th Seminar of the International Association for Tibetan Studies, Königswinter 2006, pp. 453–479. Halle (Saale) International Institute for Tibetan and Buddhist Studies.

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Sernesi, Marta. 2011. “Textual Compendia of the Aural Transmission: An Introduction to Neglected Sources for the Study of the Early Bka’ brgyud.” In Roger R. Jackson and Matthew Kapstein (eds.). Mahāmudrā and the Bka’-brgyud Tradition. PIATS 2006: Tibetan Studies: Proceedings of the 11th Seminar of the International Association for Tibetan Studies, Königswinter 2006, pp. 179–209. Halle (Saale): International Institute for Tibetan and Buddhist Studies

Smith, E. Gene. 1969. “Preface” to The Life of the Saint of Gtsang. New Delhi: Śata-piṭaka Series, vol. 69. Ed. Lokesh Chandra (Reprinted in Smith, 2001, Among Tibetan Texts: History and Literature of the Himalayan Plateau. Ed. by Kurtis R. Schaeffer. Boston: Wisdom Publications.)

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Thu’u bkwan blo bzang chos kyi nyi ma. 1989. Khyab bdag rdo rje sems dpa’i ngo bo dpal ldan bla ma dam pa ye shes bstan pa’i sgron me dpal bzang po’i rnam par thar pa mdo tsam brjod pa dge ldan bstan pa’i mdzes rgyan. Kan su. (a short rnam thar of Tsangnyön is located at pp. 38–45).

Tsangnyön Heruka. 2010. The Life of Milarepa. Trans. by Andrew Quintman. New York: Penguin Books.

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