The Treasury of Lives

Samten Chhosphel earned his PhD from CIHTS in India where he served as the head of Publication Dept. for 26 years. He has a Master’s degree in Writing and Publishing from Emerson College, Boston. Currently he is an adjunct Assistant Professor at the City University of New York, and Language Associate in Columbia University, NY.  

Published February 2011


Blo gros dpal mgon. 1534. 'Jam dbyangs bsod names lhun grub kyi rnam par thar pa.

Erhard, Franz-Karl. 2014. "Lowo Khenchen (1456-1532) and Buddhist Pilgrimage to the Arya Wati Zangpo." In Himalayan Passages: Tibetan and Newar Studies in Honor of Hubert Decleer. Andrew Quintman and Benjamin Bogin, editors. Boston: Wisdom Publications.

Heimbel, Jörg. 2017. Vajradhara in human form: the life and times of Ngor chen Kun dga' bzang po. Nepal:Lumbini International Research Institute.

Glo bo khen chen. 1514. Rje btsun bsod nams lhun grub legs pa'i 'byung gnas rgyal mtshan dpal bzang po'i rnam par thar pa zhus lan.

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. 74-75.

Jackson, David. 1984. TheMollasofMustang: Historical, Religious, and Oratorical Traditions of the Nepalese-Tibetan Borderland. Dharamsala: Library and Tibetan Works and Archives.

Jackson, David. 1989. "Sources on the chronology and Succession of the Abbots of Ngor e wam chos ldan." Berliner Indoligische Studien, vol 4/5, pp. 49-94.

Jackson, David. 1990. "The Identification of Individual Teachers in Paintings of Sa-skya-pa Lineages." In: Tadeusz Skorupski, ed. Indo-Tibetan Studies Papers in Honour and Appreciation of Prof. David Snellgrove's Contribution to Indi-Tibetan Studies. Tring: The Institute of Buddhist Studies, pp. 129-146.

Jackson, David. 1991. "Fragments of a 'Golden' Manuscript of Sa kya Paṇḍita's works." Tibet Journal, vol. 16 no. 3-33.

Jackson David. 2002.The great western-Himalayan earthquake of 1505: A rupture of the central Himalayan gap? In Tibet, Past and Present. Henk Blezer, ed, pp.147-159. Leiden: Brill.

'Jam dbyangs kun dga' bsod nams. N.d. (16th c.) Bsod nams lhun grub kyi rnam thar. In Gsung thor bu, pp. 265-302.

'Jam mgon a myes zhabs ngag dbang kun dga' bsod nams. Lam 'bras gdams ngag zab mo byung tshul gyi yi ge don gnyer dga' ba bskyed byed, pp. 547-553.

Khu Byug. 2004. Glo bo mkhan chen gyis ngor e waM chos ldan dang sa skya sogs su dbu ma'i 'chad nyan mdzad pa. In Bod kyi dbu ma'i lta ba'i 'chad nyan dar tshul blo gsal mig 'byed, pp. 277-278. Beijing: Krung go'i bod rig pa dpe skrun khang.

Kramer, Jowita. 2008. A Noble Abbot from Mustang. Life and Works of Glo-bo mKhan-chen (1456-1532). Vienna: Arbeitskreis für Tibetische und Buddhistische Studien.

Kun dga' grol mchog. 1535. Dpal ldan bla ma 'jam pa’i dbyangs kyi rnam par thar pa legs bshad khyad par gsum ldan.

Mi nyag mgon po. 1996. Gangs can mkhas dbang rim byon gyi rnam thar mdor bsdus bdud rtsi'i thigs phreng. Beijing: Krung go'i bod kyi shes rig dpe skrun khang, vol. 1, pp. 201-205.

Mu po. 2002. Mkhan chen bsod nams lhun grub. In Gsung ngag rin po che lam 'bras bla ma brgyud pa'i rnam thar kun 'dus me long, pp. 173-176. Beijing: Mi rigs dpe skrun khang.

Ngag dbang kun dga' bsod nams. 2000. Kun mkhyen bsod nams seng+ge'i rnam par thar pa dad pa rgya mtsho'i rlabs phreng rnam par g.yo ba las/ glo bo mkhan chen gyis mdzad pa'i rnam thar. In Dpal sa ska pa chen po sngags 'chang thams cad mkhyen pa ngag dbang kun dga' bsod nams kyi gsung 'bum, vol 29, pp. 16r-30v. Kathmandu: Sa skya rgyal yongs gsung rab slob gnyer khang.

Smith, Gene. 2001. “'Glo bo Mkhan chen and Buddhist Logic in Tibet.” In Among Tibetan Texts. Boston: Wisdom Publications, pp. 111-116.

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