The Treasury of Lives

Ryan M. Jacobson co-founded Tib Shelf (, an open platform that provides access to an expanding collection of translated Tibetan texts spanning various time periods and genres. He holds an MA and MSt in Buddhist studies and Oriental studies and is currently reading for a DPhil at the University of Oxford.

Tenzin Choephel was born in Tibet and completed his MPhil in Tibetan and Himalayan Studies at the University of Oxford. He has taught Tibetan language at SOAS, and he studied Buddhist philosophy at Drepung Loseling Monastery in south India.

Published July 2020


Bkra shis dpal 'byor. 1994. Theg pa mchog gi rnal 'byor pa bya bral kun dga' dpal ldan gyi rnam thar ngo mtshar bdud rtsi'i snang ba. In Gsung 'bum/_rab gsal zla ba, vol. 1, pp. 621-636. Delhi: Shechen Publications. BDRC W21809.

Dilgo Khyentse. 2008. Brilliant Moon: The Autobiography of Dilgo Khyentse. Ani Jinpa, trans. Boston: Shambhala.

Gzhan phan chos kyi snang ba. 2006. Chos rje dam pa rdzogs chen mkhan chen gzhan phan chos kyi snang ba'i rnam thar 'dzam gling phan bde byed pa'i 'od zer. In Gsung 'bum/_gzhan phan chos kyi snang ba, vol. 1, pp. 25-230 Chengdu: Si khron mi rigs dpe skrun khang. BDRC W2DB4578.

Namkhai Norbu. 2012. The Lamp That Enlightens Narrow Mind: The Life and Times of a Realized Tibetan Master, Khyentse Chokyi Wangchug. Enrico Dell'Angelo and Nancy Simmons, trans. North Atlantic Books.

Nyoshul Khenpo. 2005. A Marvelous Garland of Rare Gems. Richard Barron, trans. Junction City, California: Padma Publication, pp. 487-488.

'Jigs med bsam grub. 1995. Sga len dgon pa (sde dge rdzong). In Dkar mdzes khul gyi dgon sde so so'i lo rgyus gsal bar bshad pa, vol. 1, pp. 240 - 241. Beijing: Krung go'i bod kyi shes rig dpe skrun khang. BDRC W19997.

Tulku Thondup. 2002. Masters of Meditation and Miracles: Lives of the Great Buddhist Masters of India and Tibet. Edited by Harold Talbot. Boston: Shambala, p. 340.

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