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Samten Chhosphel is an independent scholar with PhD from the Central University of Tibetan Studies (CUTS) at Sarnath, Varanasi, India. He has a Master’s degree in Writing and Publishing from Emerson College, Boston, MA. After serving as the In-charge of Publication Department of CUTS for  26 years, he immigrated to the United States in 2009 and is currently an adjunct Assistant Professor at the City University of New York, and Language Associate in Columbia University.

Published October 2010


Blo bzang chos kyi nyi ma. 1983. Bla chen dgongs pa rab gsal sogs kyi rnam thar khag gsum; Rare Buddhist Manuscript from the U.S.S.R., vol.2. New Delhi: Tibet House, pp. 1-15.

Davidson, Ronald. 2005. Tibetan Renaissance. New York: Columbia University Press.

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. 1147-1149, 1769.

Roerich, George, trans. 1996. The Blue Annals. 2nd ed. Delhi: Motilal Banarsidas, pp. 63 ff.

See also the discussion of Gongpa Rabsel on Sam van Schaik's Ancient Tibet blog (

Samten Chhosphel
October 2010

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