The Treasury of Lives

Alexander Gardner is Director and Chief Editor of the Treasury of Lives. He completed his PhD in Buddhist Studies at the University of Michigan in 2007. He is the author of The Life of Jamgon Kongtrul The Great.

Published January 2021


Admin. "The Absent Oxonian -- Musings on Trungpa’s Faux Academic Credentials & Why So Few Cared to Inquire." American Buddha Bulletin Board. Published Tue May 26, 2020 6:26 am.

Barnett, Jackson. 2019 (July 7). "Shambhala, the Boulder-born Buddhist organization, suppressed allegations of abuse, ex-members say." The Denver Post.

Black, Noel and Tyler Hill. December 9, 2020. "Tuned in Dropouts." Lost Highways: Dispatches from the Shadows of the Rocky Mountains.

Brown, Mick. The Dance of 17 Lives: The Incredible True Story of Tibet's 17th Karmapa. London: Bloomsbury, 2004.

Buddhist Project Sunshine Archive:

Butler, Katy. 2018. "Encountering the Shadow in Buddhist America." Tricycle.

Butterfield, Stephen T. 1994. The Double Mirror: A Skeptical Journey into Buddhist Tantra. Berkeley, CA: North Atlantic Books.

DiValerio, David. 2015. The Holy Madmen of Tibet. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

DiValerio, David. 2016. The Life of the Madman of Ü. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Gayley, Holly. 2018. "Revisiting the 'Secret Consort' (gsang yum) in Tibetan Buddhism." Religions, vol. 9, no. 178.

Gleig, Ann, and Amy Langenberg. Forthcoming. Abuse, Sex, and the Sangha. New Haven: Yale University

Hayward, Jeremy. 2008. Warrior King of Shambhala: Remembering Chögyam Trungpa. Boston: Wisdom.

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

Larsson, Stefan. 2012. Crazy for Wisdom: The Making of a Mad Yogin in Fifteenth-Century Tibet. Leiden: Brill.

Marin, Peter. 1979. "Spiritual Obedience: The Transcendental Game of Follow the Leader." Harper's, pp. 43–58.

Mackenzie,Vicki. 1999. Cave in the Snow. London: Bloomsbury Publishing Plc.

Merton, Thomas. 1975. The Asian Journal of Thomas Merton. United Kingdom: New Directions Publishing Corporation.

Midal, Fabrice. 2004. Chögyam Trungpa: His Life and Vision. Ian Monk, translator. Boston: Shambhala.

Montgomery, Dan. "Samaya and the World of Shambhala." Tricycle, August 06, 2018.

Mukpo, Diana J. 2006. Dragon Thunder: My Life with Chögyam Trungpa. Boulder: Shambhala.

Perks, John Riley. 2004. The Mahāsiddha and His Idiot Servant. Putney, Vermont: Crazy Heart Publications.

Remski, Matthew. 2020. "Survivors of an International Buddhist Cult Share Their Stories: An Investigation into Decades of Abuse at Shambhala International." The Walrus.

Sanders, Ed. 1979. "The Party: A Chronological Perspective on a Confrontation at a Buddhist Seminary." Boulder Monthly, pp. 24–39.

Sharf, Robert. 1995. "Buddhist Modernism and the Rhetoric of Meditative Experience. Numen, vol. 42, no. 3, pp. 228–283.

Simmer-Brown, Judith. 2007. "The Liberty That Nobody Can Touch: Thomas Merton Meets Tibetan Buddhism." In Bonnie Thurston, ed., Merton and Buddhism: Wisdom, Emptiness, and Everyday Mind. Louisville: Fons Vitae Press, pp. 51–84.

Steinbeck. Nancy. 2001. The Other Side of Eden: Life with John Steinbeck. Prometheus Books.

Trungpa, Chögyam. 1969. Meditation in Action. Boston: Shambhala.

Trungpa, Chögyam. 1973. Cutting Through Spiritual Materialism. Boston: Shambhala.

Trungpa, Chögyam. 1978. Glimpses of Abhidharma. Boston: Shambhala.

Trungpa, Chögyam. 1978. Empowerment. Boston: Shambhala.

Trungpa, Chögyam. 1981. Journey Without Goal. Boston: Shambhala.

Trungpa, Chögyam. 1984. Shambhala: The Sacred Path of the Warrior. Boston: Shambhala.

Trungpa, Chögyam. 1985 (originally published in 1966 and revised in 1977 with a new preface). Born in Tibet. Boston: Shambhala.

Trungpa, Chögyam. 1991. Crazy Wisdom. Boston: Shambhala.

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