is a researcher at the National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS) in Paris and editor of the Revue d'Etudes Tibétaines.
is the Dean of Education and a founder of Maitripa College. She holds an MA in Education from Portland State University, and a BA in English Literature from New York University. She is currently completing her doctoral work in Education at University of Portland.
is an Assistant Professor of Religion at Earlham College. She completed her Ph.D. in Buddhist Studies at Harvard University in 2019. Her current research focuses on Buddhist narrative literature, ethics, and the figure of Yeshe Tsogyel.
is an associate professor in Tibetan language and civilisation at the INALCO (National Institute of Oriental Languages and Civilisations) in Paris, France.
is a graduate student at Columbia University.
is a senior research fellow at the Tibet Center, University of Virginia. He is an expert in the archaeology and cultural history of Tibet.
recently retired from her position as Associate Professor at the University of Puget Sound, Tacoma, Washington. She continues to research the Sakya Jetsumas.
is Associate Professor of Religious Studies at Randolph College in Lynchburg, Virginia. She completed a PhD in History of Religions at the University of Virginia in 2010. She is the author of Echoes of Enlightenment: The Life and Legacy of the Tibetan Saint Sonam Peldren (Oxford 2016).
is originally from west Sikkim and completed his PhD in Buddhist Studies at Delhi University. He is currently a Robert H. N. Ho Research Fellow in Buddhist Studies and a Visiting Scholar at the University of California Los Angeles.
is Assistant Professor in the Asian Studies Program at Skidmore College.
earned his PhD at the School of Oriental and African studies at the University of London in 1992. He has published widely on the topic of Vajrakīla.
is an independent scholar living in Santa Cruz, CA. He is the founder of the Jang Ter Cho Gar, the Northern Treasures Buddhist Society which is the official branch of Dorje Drak in the United States.
is the XIV Dalai Lama Endowed Chair in Tibetan Buddhism and Cultural Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara.
completed his MA in Translation, Textual Interpretation, and Philology at the Rangjung Yeshe Institute.
is the John F. Priest Professor of Religion at Florida State University.
is Assistant Professor of Tibetan Buddhist Studies at the University of California, Berkeley.
is associate professor at Kyōto University (GSAIS, Shishu-Kan), Japan, where he teaches Buddhist studies and cross-cultural philosophy. He received his PhD from the University of Paris in 2011. https://www.gsais.kyoto-u.ac.jp/staff/deroche
is Senior Associate in Research, Mongolia and Inner Asia Studies Unit at Cambridge University.
is Associate Professor at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.
is Chief Researcher at The Centre for Bhutan Studies.
is Associate Professor in the Department of Theology at Georgetown University.
is a PhD Candidate in the Department of Anthropology at the University of British Columbia. His research focuses on the culture of Tibetan language within the world of Tibetan Buddhism.
(PhD 2005, University of Virginia) is associate professor at Temple University and the director of graduate studies in the Department of Religion. His latest works include Tibetan Buddhist Philosophy of Mind and Nature (Oxford 2019) and a translation of an overview of the Wisdom Chapter of the Way of the Bodhisattva by Künzang Sönam, entitled The Profound Reality of Interdependence (Oxford 2019).
works at the Rubin Museum of Art and is a composer and performer whose pieces have been performed in New York and elsewhere.
is a doctoral candidate at the University of California, Santa Barbara
is a research fellow at Leipzig University, Germany. He holds a Ph.D. in Tibetan Studies with a dissertation on contemporary Tibetan literature. His research interests include secular life writing, modern Tibetan history, and the history of Tibetan print media.
received an MA in East Asian Languages and Cultures from Columbia University in 2013.
is a Lecturer at UNC-Wilmington. She completed her Ph.D. at Rice University in 2020.
is Director and Chief Editor of the Treasury of Lives. He completed his PhD in Buddhist Studies at the University of Michigan in 2007.
is currently studying Tibetan language and Buddhism in Dharamsala.
has a Ph.D. in Indo-Tibetan Buddhism and an M.A. in integral psychotherapy.
is Associate Professor in the Department of Religious Studies at the University of Colorado, Boulder. She is author of Love Letters from Golok: A Tantric Couple in Modern Tibet (Columbia University Press, 2016).
is a MPhil graduate in Tibetan and Himalayan studies from Oxford University. His completed dissertation focused on the “non-sectarian” (ris med) figure of the Fifth Sle lung bZhad pa’i rdo rje (1697-1740) and his journey to Pad+mo bkod in 1729.
is teaching professor at the University of San Diego.
was director of Trans Himalaya, with offices in the United Kingdom, Chengdu, and Kham. He earned a Ph.D. in Tibetan Literature at the School for Oriental and Asian Studies in 1987 and a Masters degree in Sanskrit & Oriental Studies at Edinburgh in 1971.
teaches religious studies at Coe College in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. His research interests are in Kālacakra, Dzogchen, and the Bon tradition
has a Ph.D. in Tibetology from Hamburg University, where he is a research associate and lecturer for Classical and Colloquial Tibetan.
is an Assistant Professor of Religion at the University of Mary Washington in Fredericksburg, VA. He earned his Ph.D. in Inner Asian and Altaic Studies at Harvard University in 2012.
is an associate professor in Religious Studies at Occidental College in Los Angeles, California.
completed his graduate studies at Naropa University and the University of Oxford focusing on Buddhist Studies and Oriental Studies. His theses include work on a 19th century Mahāyoga meditation practice and the great accomplishment ceremony (sgrub chen).
is Assistant Professor of Religion at Northwestern University. She earned a PhD in Indo-Tibetan Buddhist Studies at the University of Virginia in 2007.
is a Member of Parliament, National Council of Bhutan.
left school in England in the 1960s to travel overland to India and lived in the Himalayan regions for a decade, before returning to London to establish a successful travel business. From 1985 he travelled all over Tibet and in the UK he co-founded a number of Tibet-related organizations. An autodidact, he wrote and published various articles on Tibet, its people and its history, including in Wikipedia.
is the Director of Tibetan Studies at the École Pratique des Hautes Études, Paris, and also Numata Visiting Professor of the Philosophy of Religions and the History of Religions in the Divinity School of the University of Chicago.
is a researcher at the Institute of Language and Culture Studies.
is Tibetan, Sanskrit & Chinese Language Researcher at Himalayan Art Resources
was the Director of the National Museum of Bhutan.
is a lecturer at Kyushu University. His research interests include the history of Kham and the diplomatic activity of the Tibetan Government in the early 20th century.
is a PhD candidate at the University of California, Santa Barbara.
(Ph.D. University of Virginia, 2007) is an Associate Professor of Religious Studies at the University of Nebraska – Lincoln. He is author of Tibetan Buddhism and Mystical Experience by Oxford University Press, Visions of Unity: The Golden Pandita Shakya Chokden's New Interpretation of Yogācāra and Madhyamaka by State University of New York Press and Three Texts on Madhyamaka by Shakya Chokden by Library of Tibetan Works and Archives.
has an MA in Translation from Rangjung Yeshe Institute and is the director of the Longchen Nyingtik Project, which aims to translate the Nyingtik Tsapö in English.
received his PhD in History of Religions from Stockholm University in 2009 and is currently a postdoctoral fellow at UC Berkeley.
is a translator and practitioner, studying primarily under Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche, Pema Wanggyal Rinpoche, and Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche. He completed a three year retreat in 1984.
is Associate Professor, Religious Studies Program, and Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies at East Carolina University.
is Associate Director of the Tibet Center and Bhutan Initiative at the University of Virginia and holds a Ph.D. in Art History with a specialization in Himalayan Art. http://virginia.academia.edu/ArianaMaki
was a Buddhist practitioner and translator.
is a scholar based in Israel. He received his Ph.D. from Indiana University in 1991.
is an independent Buddhist scholar and translator and the founder of the Buddhist Open Online Translation Lab.
is Professor of Cultural Anthropology and History at the University of Colorado, Boulder. She is the author of Arrested Histories: Tibet, the CIA, and Memories of a Forgotten War, and is currently writing a book about the Pangdatsang family.
is an Assistant Professor of Religious Studies at Bates College. Her current research focuses on the Life of Mingyur Peldron.
received her PhD from the University of Hamburg.
is Visiting Professor at Harvard Divinity School and Director of Natural Dharma Fellowship, a non-profit Buddhist organization. She completed a PhD in Religion at Harvard University in 2013.
is Spiritual Co-Director of Natural Dharma Fellowship and the Managing Teacher at Wonderwell Mountain Refuge
is a PhD student in Tibetan Literature at Tsinghua University. Her research interests are Tibeto-Sino Buddhism and Buddhist Modernism.
is a graduate student in Religious Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara.
is a research scholar working as a PhD student on Buddhist philosophy and history at Central Institute of Buddhist Studies, Leh, Ladakh, India.
is a Ph.D. candidate in Tibetan and late Imperial Chinese history at Minzu University of China in Beijing. His research focuses on the role of Tibetan Buddhism in Qing Inner Asia during the eighteenth century. He is also interested more broadly in the history and literature of the Kadam tradition.
is Assistant Professor of Religious Studies at the University of Denver.
is a Ph.D. student in modern Tibetan and late imperial Chinese history at Columbia University. His research focuses on the institutional history of Tibetan communities in the Sino-Tibetan borderlands.
is a writer and scholar. He is also Director of Latse Contemporary Tibetan Cultural Library.
is a cultural anthropologist, Director of Research at the CNRS (National Centre for Scientific Research, France) and Associate Professor at the College of Language and Culture (CLCS), Royal University of Bhutan. http://www.crcao.fr/spip.php?article176
is Research Professor in the Alfred Deakin Institute for Citizenship and Globalisation, Deakin University. He is the author of fourteen books and more than sixty articles. These include Introduction to Tibetan Buddhism and A Bull of a Man: Images of Masculinity, Sex, and the Body in Indian Buddhism.
is Assistant Professor of Religious Studies at Wesleyan University. He completed his PhD in Buddhist Studies at the University of Michigan in 2006.
is currently a researcher at the Department of World Cultures, University of Helsinki.
is the main coordinator at Karuna-Shechen. A Buddhist monk, he has lived and studied in the Himalayan region for over fity years, and was the full-time attendant of Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche for thirteen years.
is Executive Director of the Buddhist Digital Resource Center (BDRC). He received his Ph.D. from the University of Virginia in 2009.
earned his PhD from CIHTS in India where he served as the head of Publication Dept. for 26 years. He has a Master’s degree in Writing and Publishing from Emerson College, Boston. Currently he is an adjunct Assistant Professor at the City University of New York, and Language Associate in Columbia University, NY.
is Director of Research Emeritus at the National Centre of Scientific Research (CNRS) in Paris.
Hamid Sardar is a professional photographer as well a a scholar of Tibetan and Mongol languages who received his Ph.D. from Harvard University.
is a Ph.D. candidate in Religious Studies at Harvard University.
holds an MA in Buddhist Studies and currently lives in Asia studying Tibetan language. He can be reached at cloudedcat.com.
is a senior lecturer in the Department of Religion at Dartmouth College.
is Research Assistant Professor in Tibetan and Buddhist studies, Director of Scholarship at the Contemplative Sciences Center, and affiliated faculty with the Tibet Center at the University of Virginia.
is an ordained monk and lama of the Karma Kagyu and Shangpa Kagyu traditions of German origin. An interpreter and translator for 30 years, he worked closely for the late Kyabje Tenga Rinpoche of Benchen monastery and now spends most of his time in solitary retreat in Yolmo.
(1936-2010), one of the world's greatest scholars of Tibet, was the Founder of the Tibetan Buddhist Resource Center.
received an MA in Tibetan Language and Literature from Qinghai Nationalities University in 2012. Based in Amdo, he is currently involved in a Tibetan oral history project as well as film translation.
Senior Philosophy Lecturer in the School of Humanities at the University of Tasmania. He teaches Asian philosophy, coordinates the Asian Philosophy Program and directs the Tasmanian Buddhist Studies in India Exchange Program.
Sonam Tsering Ngulphu has a Ph.D. in Buddhist Studies/East Asian Religions from Columbia University, New York.
is Assistant Professor in the Philosophy and Religion Department at Western Carolina University. She completed her PhD in Indo-Tibetan Buddhist Studies at Columbia University in 2013.
is a scholar based in Washington State, USA. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Washington in 1996.
is a professor at the National Institute for Oriental Languages and Civilizations in Paris (Institut National des Langues et Civilisations Orientales, CNRS), Paris.
is a candidate for the Geshe degree at Sera Monastery in India. He was one of the founders and the first director of Sera Je IMI house, a complex especially built for the Western monks studying at the monastery.
is an Assistant Professor of Religious Studies at Utah State University and the translator of Rongzom’s Entering the Way of the Great Vehicle (Shambhala, 2017).
is a PhD Candidate in the Department of Religious Studies at University of California, Santa Barbara.
was born in Tibet and completed his MPhil in Tibetan and Himalayan Studies at the University of Oxford. He has taught Tibetan language at SOAS, and he studied Buddhist philosophy at Drepung Loseling Monastery in south India.
is a writer and translator. Formerly an editor at The Treasury of Lives, she is currently communications coordinator at the Buddhist Digital Resource Center.
is a specialist of religion and politics in China and East Asia.
is an academic researcher at Lingnan University in Hong Kong. Born in Amdo and educated at Labrang and in India, he has published several translations, including An Undercover Journey Through Tibet, by Ajam (from Tibetan to English) and Bertrand Russel's On Education: Especially in Early Childhood (from English to Tibetan).
studied at Namkha Khyung Dzong Monastery under Pema Rigtsal Rinpoche and Khenpo Nyima Gyaltsan for over fourteen years. He is from Humla, Nepal.
is an assistant professor of religion at Bard College.
is a Ph.D. candidate in Anthropology and Education at Teachers College, Columbia University.
is a scholar in Xining.
is Canadian Research Chair in Religion and Contemporary Society in Asia at the Institute of Asian Research at the University of British Columbia.
is the main translator of the Sugatagarbha Translation Group.
received an MA in Religious Studies at University of California Santa Barbara. She is currently an editor at the Treasury of Lives.
is a research affiliate at the Robert H. N. Ho Centre for Buddhist Studies, University of Toronto. She received her PhD. in Tibetan studies from Humboldt University in Berlin in 2013
is Leila Hadley Luce Professor of Modern Tibetan Studies at Columbia University. He completed his PhD in Inner Asian History at Harvard in 2002.
is Assistant Professor of Philosophy and Religion at Troy University. His research focuses on the history of the Jangter Treasure Tradition.
is an Associate Professor of Anthropology at Aarhus University. He received his PhD from Harvard University in 2008. http://pure.au.dk/portal/en/persons/cameron-david-warner(61b6d8e9-c723-46ba-a52b-31e49e037d0e).html
is one of the world's leading scholars of Himalayan Art. He is the Director and Chief Curator of Himalayan Art Resources (himalayanart.org).
is a PhD candidate at the University of Washington. He has published several translations of Mongolian and Tibetan literature, including several volumes of Mongolian poety. He has also released many recordings of experimental music.
(Ph.D. Indiana University Bloomington, Tibetan Studies and Religious Studies, 2011) is an assistant professor of Asian Religions at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia, where she teaches World Religions, Buddhism, and Religions of China and Tibet.
is a Ph.D. candidate in Buddhist Studies at the University of Toronto.
is Assistant Professor of History in Mount Holyoke College. She received her Ph.D. in the History-East Asian Program at Columbia University in 2016. Her research interests include imperial formation in the early modern era and history of Buddhism in East Asia. https://www.mtholyoke.edu/people/lan-wu
Director of the Modern Tibetan Studies Program Associate Research Scholar, Weatherhead East Asian Institute
is a Research Associate in the Department of the Languages and Cultures of China and Inner Asia, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London.
is an independent translator and writer who studied Tibetan at Esukhia among other places.
The need for high-quality, peer-reviewed material on the internet has never been greater.
The Treasury provides free content that inspires and uplifts.
But we can only provide this with your help. Your support will keep our site thriving for years to come.
The TBRC RID number refers to the unique ID assigned by the Tibetan Buddhist Resource Center (TBRC.org) to each historical figure in their database of Tibetan literature.