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 August 2007


A bu dkar lo. 2000. a pang gter ston, in mgo log sman rtsis rigpa'i lo rgyus ngo mtshar nor bu'i dab phreng. Zi-ling: mtsho sngon mi rigs dpe skrun khang, 203-14. BDRC W2 1 932

Bdud 'joms gling pa. 2004. Gter chen chos kyi rgyal po khrags 'thung bdud 'joms gling pa'i rnam par thar pa. In Gter chos bdud 'joms gling pa, vol. 19. Lama Kuenzang Wangdue. BDRC W28732

Bradburn, Leslie, ed. 1995. Masters of the Nyingma Lineage. Cazadero: Dharma Publications, 1995, p. 354.

Cantwell, Cathay. 2020. Dudjom Rinpoche's Vajrakīlaya Works: A Study in Authoring, Compiling, and Editing Texts in the Tibetan Revelatory Tradition. Sheffield and Bristol: Equinox Publishing.

Dudjom Lingpa. 1994. Buddhahood Without Meditation: A Visionary Account Known as Refining Apparent Phenomena (Nang jang). Richard Barron, trans. Junction City: Padma Publishing.

Dudjom Lingpa. 2011. A Clear Mirror: The Visionary Autobiography of a Tibetan Master. Translated by Chönyi Drolma. Kathmandu: Rangjung Yeshe Publications.

Gardner, Alexander. 2019. The Life of Jamgon Kongtrul the Great. Boulder: Snow Lion.

Gayley, Holly. 2019. Inseperable 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.

Gayley, Holly. 2023b. "The In/Visibility of Nuns and Yoginīs in Dudjom Lingpa's Songs of Advice." In Living Treasure: Tibetan and Buddhist Studies in Honor of Janet Gyatso. Edited by Holly Gayley and Andrew Quintman. Studies in Indian and Tibetan Buddhism. Somerville: Wisdom Publications.

Nor sde, and don grub dbang rgyal. 1992. Mgo log lo rgyus deb ther. par gzhi dang po. 1 vols. Zi ling: 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, ed. 2000.Gter chen bdud ’joms yab sras kyi rnam thar. Chengdu: Si khron Mi rigs Dpe skrun khang.

Pad+ma'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

Rigpa Shedra. 2020. "Dudjom Lingpa Family Lineage."

Rigpa Shedra. 2021. "Dartsang Kalzang Gompa."

Rigpa Shedra. 2023. "Patrul Namkha Jikme."

Sangs rgyas bla ma and Don grub, ed. 1976. The Collected Rediscovered Teachings (gter chos) of A pam gter ston o rgyan phrin Ias gling pa: Reproduced from the Surviving Manuscripts in the Possession His Disciples in India and Bhutan, 4 vols. (Ballimaran, Delhi: Photo Offset Press). BDRC W23183

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

Traktung Dudjom Lingpa. 2011.A Clear Mirror: The Visionary Autobiography of a Tibetan Master, tr. by Chönyi Drolma. Kathmandu: Rangjung Yeshe Publications.

Tsewang Dongyal. Light of Fearless Indestructible Wisdom: The Life and Legacy of His Holiness Dudjom Rinpoche. Ithaca, N.Y: Snow Lion Publications, 2008.

Wallace, B. Alan. Heart of the Great Perfection: Dudjom Lingpa's Visions of the Great Perfection, vol. 1 by Dudjom Lingpa. Somerville, MA: Wisdom Publications, 2016. [Ebook]

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