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 April 2016


Bradburn, Leslie, ed. 1995. Masters of the Nyingma Lineage. Cazadero: Dharma Publications, 1995, pp. 171-172.

Gu ru bkra shis. 1990. Gu bkra'i chos 'byung. Beijing: Krung go'i bod kyi shes rig dpe skrun khang, p. 482.

'Jam mgon kong sprul. 1976-1980. Gter ston brgya rtsa. In Rin chen gter mdzod chen mo, vol. 1, pp. 1-759. Paro: Ngodrup and Sherab Drimay pp. 516-518. TBRC W20578.

'Jam mgon kong sprul yon tan rgya mtsho. 1973. Phyogs med ris med kyi bstan pa la ’dun shing dge sbying gi gzugs brnyan ’chang ba blo gros mtha’ yas kyi sde’i byung ba brjod pa nor bu sna tshogs mdog can. Bir: Tibetan Khampa Industrial Society. TBRC W20880. See also TBRC W23723, f. 95a.

Jamgön Kongtrul. 2003. The Autobiography of Jamgön Kongtrul: A Gem of Many Colors. Richard Barron, trans. Ithaca: Snow Lion Publications, p124.

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