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.

Tom Greensmith 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.

Published September 2010


Dudjom Rinpoche. The Nyingma School of Tibetan Buddhism. Translated by Gyurme Dorje and Matthew Kapstein. Boston: Wisdom, 2002, pp. 809-812.

Ehrhard, Franz-Karl. 1999a. “The Role of ‘Treasure Discoverers’ and Their Search for Himalayan Sacred Lands”. In Huber, Toni, ed, Sacred and Powerful Places in Tibetan Culture. Dharamsala: Library of Tibetan Works and Archives pp. 227-239.

Ehrhard, Franz-Karl. 1999b. “Political and Ritual Aspects of the Search for Himalayan Sacred Lands” In Huber, Toni, ed. Sacred and Powerful Places in Tibetan Culture. Dharamsala: Library of Tibetan Works and Archives. pp. 240-257.

Grags pa 'byung gnas and Rgyal ba blo bzang mkhas grub. 1992. Gangs can mkhas grub rim byon ming mdzod. Lanzhou: Kan su'u mi rigs dpe skrun khang, pp. 718-720.

Greensmith T., Jacobson R. and Choephel T. "The Guidebook to the Hidden Land of Pemokö by Jatsön Nyingpo (1585-1656).” Tibshelf.

Gyamtso, L.M. 2017. Rainbow Essence: The Life and Teachings of Jatsön Nyingpo. KTD 132 Publications.

'Ja' tshon snying po. 1979. Sbas yul pad+ma bko kyi lam yig. In Gter chen rig 'dzin 'ja' tshon snying po'i zab gter chos mdzod rin po che, vol.1, pp. 445-460. Konchog Lhadrepa: Majnu ka tilla, Delhi. BDRC W1KG3655.

'Jam mgon kong sprul blo gros mtha' yas. 2007. Gter ston brgya rtsa. In Rin chen gter mdzod chen mo, vol. 1, pp. 404-696. New Delhi: Shechen, p. 501-507.

Karma mi 'gyur dbang rgyal. 1978. Gter bton Brgya rtsa'i Mtshan Sdom Gsol 'debs Chos rgyal Bkra shis stobs rgyal gyi Mdzad pa'i 'Grel pa Lo rgyus Gter bton Chos 'byung. Darjeeling: Taklung Tsetrul Rinpoche Pema Wangyal, Orgyen Kunsang Chokhor Ling, p. 341.2 ff.

Khetsun Sangpo. 1973. Biographical Dictionary of Tibet and Tibetan Buddhism. Dharamsala: Library of Tibetan Works and Archives, vol. 3, p. 772.

Padma legs grub. The Complete Works of Rtse le Rgod tshang pa Padma legs grub. Repro. from a rare manuscript collection of Sikkim. Mgon po tshe brtan, Palace Mon., Gangtok 1979. (p. 407-433).

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