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Marlene Erschbamer is an independent scholar who holds a PhD in Buddhist Studies from the Ludwig-Maximilians-University, Munich. Her research interests include the Barawa Kagyu tradition, Sikkim Studies, Tibetan Buddhism and the role of gender, and the intersection of religion, nature, and culture in the Tibetan Cultural Area.

Published September 2021


Ardussi, John A. 2011. "Sikkim and Bhutan in the Crosscurrents of Seventeenth and Eighteenth Century Tibetan History." In: Buddhist Himalaya: Studies in Religion, History and Culture, The Sikkim Papers, Anna Balikci-Denjongpa and Alex McKay (eds), Gangtok: Namgyal Institute of Tibetology, 29–42.

Ardussi, John A., Anna Balikci-Denjongpa, and Per K. Sørensen. 2021. The Royal History of Sikkim: A Chronicle of the House of Namgyal. Chicago: Serindia Publications.

Ehrhard, Franz-Karl. 2009. "The Lineage of the 'Ba'-ra-ba bKa'-brgyud-pa School as Depicted on a Thangka and in Golden Rosary Texts." Münchner Beiträge zur Völkerkunde 13, 179–209.

Erschbamer, Marlene. 2011. The Mahāsiddha dKon mchog rgyal mtshan (1601–1687): Life and Travels in Tibet and Sikkim. Unpublished MA’s thesis. Ludwig-Maximilians-University, Munich.

Erschbamer, Marlene. 2013. "The 'Ba' ra ba Teachings reach the hidden land of 'Bras mo ljongs: Mahāsiddha dKon mchog rgyal mtshan (1601–1687) and the Taming of Demons in Chungthang." Bulletin of Tibetology 49.2, 25–33.

Erschbamer, Marlene. 2014. "The monastery bKa' brgyud dgon gsar in the Chumbi valley: the 'Ba' ra ba bKa' brgyud pa school and its connection with Sikkim." Bulletin of Tibetology 50.1+2, 117–132.

Erschbamer, Marlene. 2016. "Where the roads from Tibet, India, and Bhutan meet: The bKa' brgyud dgon gsar in the Chumbi valley." Zentralasiatische Studien 45, 451–465.

Erschbamer, Marlene. 2017. The 'Ba'-ra-ba bKa'-brgyud-pa: Historical and Contemporary Studies. Vienna: WSTB.

Karma Phuntsho. 2013. The History of Bhutan. Noida: Random House India.

Rin chen bstan pa'i gsal byed 1970. Grub thob chen po dkon mchog rgyal mtshan gyi rnam thar mdor bsdus ngo mthar bdud rtsi'i chu rgyun. In: Bka' brgyud gser phreng chen mo: Biographies of Eminent Gurus in the Transmission Lineage of teachings of the 'Ba'-ra dKar-brgyud-pa sect, vol. 3, fol. 86–141. Dehradun: Ngawang Gyaltsen and Ngawang Lungtok. BDRC: W1KG10687.

Rin chen bstan pa'i gsal byed. 2010. Grub thob chen po dkon mchog rgyal mtshan gyi rnam thar mdor bsdus ngo mthar bdud rtsi'i chu rgyun. In: Bod kyi lo rgyus rnam thar phyogs bsgrigs: A collection of religious-historical works and biographies in dpe cha format, vol. 28, fol. 87–142. Xining: Mtsho sngon mi rigs dpe skrun khang. BDRC: W19231.

Tashi Tsering Josayma (ed., Jo sras bkra shis tshe ring). 2008. 'Bras ljongs nang dgon sde khag gcig gi chags rabs yig cha: Brief Accounts of the Monasteries of Sikkim. Gangtok: Namgyal Insitute of Tibetology and Dharamsala: Amnye Machen Institute. BDRC: W1KG819.

Trinle Dorje ('Dzi sgar mkhan chen phrin las rdo rje). 2013. Don brgyud dpal ldan 'brug pa'i mkhas grub bla ma rgya mtsho'i rnam thar legs bshad nor bu'i gter mdzod: Jewel Treasure of Elegant Writings: Biography of Saint-Scholars of the Drukpa Lineage. Vol. 1. Ed. by Mkhan po bshad sgrub bstan 'dzin. Kathmandu: Khenpo Shedup Tenzin.

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