The Treasury of Lives

Michelle Sorensen 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.

Published April 2011


Dpa' bo gtsug lag phreng ba. 2003. Chos 'byung mkhas pa'i dga' ston.

Dung dkar blo bzang 'phrin las. 2002. Dung dkar tshig mdzod chen mo. Beijing: Krung go'i bod rig pa dpe skrun khang, pp. 30-31.

Kapstein, Matthew T. 2000. The Tibetan Assimilation of Buddhism: Conversion, Contestation and Memory. New York: Oxford UP.

Karma Pakshi. 1978. Autobiographical Writings of the Second Karmapa Karma Pakshi and a work called Spyi Lan Ring mo — a defence of the Bka' brgyud pa teachings addressed to G.yag sde Paṇ chen. Gangtok: Gonpo Tseten.

Jackson, David. 2009. "The Black Hats of the Karmapas." In Patron and Painter; Situ Paṇchen and the Revival of the Encampments Style, pp. 39-69. New York: Rubin Museum of Art.

Manson Charles. 2022.The Second Karmapa Karma Pakshi: Tibetan Mahāsiddha. Boulder: Shambhala.

Manson, Charles. 2009. "Introduction to the Life of Karma Pakshi (1204/6-1283). Bulletin of Tibetology 45, no. 1, pp. 25-52.

Mkha' spyod dbang po. 1978. Karma pa chen po'i rnam thar bsam yas lha'i rnga chen. In The collected writings (gsun 'bum) of the second zwa-dmar mkha'-spyod-dban-po, vol. 2, pp. 1-87. Gangtok: Gonpo Tseten.

Richardson, Hugh. 1958-1959. "The Karma-pa Sect." Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society, no. 3 and 4: 139-164, no. 1 and 2, pp. 1-18.

Roerich, George, trans. 1996. The Blue Annals. Delhi: Motilal Banarsidas.

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Tucci, Giuseppe. 1949. Tibetan Painted Scrolls. Rome: La Libreria dello Stato.

Van der Kuijp, Leonard. 1995. "'Baghsi' and Baghsi-s in Tibetan Historical, Biographical and Lexicographical Texts." Central Asiatic Journal, vol. 39, pp. 275-302.

Ye shes rdo rje, et al. 1996-2000. Gangs can mkhas dbang rim byon gyi rnam thar mdor bsdus. Volume 2, 59-61. Peking: krung go'i bod kyi shes rig dpe skrun khang. (TBRC W25268.)

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