The Treasury of Lives

Joseph McClellan received a PhD from Columbia University's Department of Religion in 2013. He has taught humanities at colleges in several countries and is now an independent translator and writer based in Asia.

Published February 2024


A bu dkar lo. 2000. A pang gter ston. In Mgo log sman rtsis rig pa'i lo rgyus ngo mtshar nor bu'i dab phreng, pp. 203–214. Xining: Mtsho sngon mi rigs dpe skrun khang. BDRC W2 1 932

A paṃ gter ston dpa' bo chos dbyings rdo rje. A paṃ gter chen rin po che'i zab gter gsung 'bum. 16 vols. Khreng tu'u: Si khron tang deb tshogs pa si khron mi rigs dpe skrun khang, 2012. BDRC W2PD17465.

A paṃ gter ston dpa' bo chos dbyings rdo rje. A paṃ gter chen rin po che'i zab gter gsung 'bum. Snyan lung zab gter dpe rnying dpe sgrig tshogs pa 1–30. Khreng tu'u: Si khron mi rigs dpe skrun khang, 2013. BDRC MW3PD227.

Barron, Richard, trans. 2002. Buddhahood Without Meditation: An Account Known as Refining One's Perception. Junction City, CA: Padma Publishing.

Benard, Elisabeth A. 2022. The Sakya Jetsunmas: The Hidden World of Tibetan Female Lamas. Boulder: Snow Lion.

Chagdud Khadro. 2015. Red Tara Commentary. Junction City, CA: Padma Publishing.

Choying Tobden Dorje. 2014. The Complete Nyingma Tradition: From Sutra to Tantra. Translated by Ngawang Zangpo. Boston and London: Snow Lion.

Gayley, Holly. 2017. Love Letters from Golok: A Tantric Couple in Modern Tibet. New York: Columbia University Press.

Gayley, Holly. 2019. Inseparable Across Lifetimes: The Lives and Love Letters of the Tibetan Visionaries Namtrul Rinpoche and Khandro Tāre Lhamo. Boulder: Snow Lion.

Gayley, Holly. 2023a. "All in the Dudjom Family: Overlapping Modes of Authority and Transmission in the Golok Treasure Scene." In Histories of Tibet: Essays in Honor of Leonard W. J. van der Kuijp. Studies in Indian and Tibetan Buddhism. Somerville, MA: Wisdom Publications.

Jacoby, Sarah. 2010. "An Overview of Golok." Kmaps.

Jacoby, Sarah. 2014. Love and Liberation: Autobiographical Writings of the Tibetan Buddhist Visionary Sera Khandro. New York: Columbia University Press.

Ngawang Zangpo, trans. 2013. Refining Our Perception of Reality: Sera Khandro's Commentary on Dudjom Lingpa's Account of His Visionary Journey. Snow Lion.

Mgo log sman pa stag bla nor bu. 1996. Gzhan phan zla shel nor bu'i sgron me. Lha sa: Bod ljongs mi dmangs dpe skrun khang. BDRC W20065.

Nor sde, and Don grub dbang rgyal. 1992. Mgo log lo rgyus deb ther. Xining: Mtsho sngon mi rigs dpe skrun khang, BDRC bdr:MW20140

Nyoshul Khenpo. 2005. A Marvelous Garland of Rare Gems: Biographies of Masters of Awareness in the Dzogchen Lineage: A Spiritual History of the Teachings on Natural Great Perfection. Translated by Richard Barron. 1st ed. Junction City, CA: Padma Publishing.

Padma'od gsal mtha' yas. 2003.O rgyan 'phrin las las gling ba'i 'od gsal nyams kyi rtogs brjod brda gsang lha yi sgra snyan gyi mchan 'grel 'jam dbyangs bla ma dgyes pa'i mhod sprin zhes bya ba bzhugs so. InDeb chung a ru ra'i dga' tshal[The Cherry Plum Forest Leaflet], 85–119. Khreng tu'u: Si phron mi rigs dpe skrun khang. BDRC MW24589

Sangs rgyas bla ma and Don grub, ed. 1976. The Collected Rediscovered Teachings (gter chos) of A pam gter ston o rgyan phrin las gling pa: Reproduced from the Surviving Manuscripts in the Possession His Disciples in India and Bhutan. Ballimaran, Delhi: Photo Offset Press. BDRC W23183

Stevens, Rachel. 2010. Red Tārā: Lineages of Literature and Practice. PhD diss, University of Oxford.

Stevens, Rachel. 2022. Red Tara: The Female Buddha of Power and Magnetism. Boulder: Snow Lion.

Sugiki, Tsunehiko. 2022. The Ocean of Heroes: A Critical Edition, Translation, and Analysis of the Ḍākārṇavatantra, Chapter 15, and Jayasena's Meditation Manual. MDPI AG.

Tulku Thondup. 2011. Incarnation: The History and Mysticism of the Tulku Tradition of Tibet. Boston: Shambhala.

Wallace, B. Alan. 2017. Buddhahood Without Meditation: Dudjom Lingpa's Visions of the Great Perfection. Somerville, MA: Wisdom.

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