The Treasury of Lives

Michelle Sorensen is Assistant Professor in the Philosophy and Religion Department at Western Carolina University. She completed her PhD in Indo-Tibetan Buddhist Studies at Columbia University in 2013.

Published April 2010


Chos kyi seng ge. 1974. Zhi byed dang gcod yul gyi chos 'byung rin po che'i phreng ba thar pa'i rgyan. In Gcod kyi chos skor, pp. 411-597. New Delhi: Tibet House.

Dpa' bo gtsug lag phreng ba. 2003. Chos 'byung mkhas pa'i dga' ston. Sarnath, India: Vajra Vidya Library, 1369-1371.

Edou, Jérôme. 1996. Machik Labdron and the Foundations of Chöd. Ithaca, New York: Snow Lion Publications.

'Gos lo tswa ba gzhon nu dpal. 2003 (1478). Deb ther sngon po. Sarnath, Varanasi: Vajra Vidya Institute.

Gyatso, Janet. 1985. "The development of the gcod tradition." In Soundings in Tibetan Civilization. B.N. Aziz and M. Kapstein, eds, pp. 320-341. New Delhi: Manohar

Kollmar-Paulenz, Karénina. 1993. 'Der Schmuck der Befreiung': Die Geschichte der Zhi byed-und gCod-Schule des tibetischen Buddhismus. Wiesbaden: Harrowitz Verlag.

Kollmar-Paulenz, Karénina. 1998. “Ma gcig lab sgron ma – The Life of a Tibetan Woman Mystic Between Adaption and Rebellion.” Tibet Journal 23 (2), 11-32.

Lo Bue, Erberto. 1994. "A Case of Mistaken Identity: Ma-gcig Labs-sgron and Ma-gcig Zha ma." In Tibetan Studies: Proceedings of the 6th Seminar of International Association of Tibetan Studies, pp. 481-490. Per Kvaerne, ed. Oslo: The Institute for Comparative Research in Human Culture.

Ma gcig lab sgron. 1974. Phung po gzan skyur gyi rnam bshad gcod kyi don gsal byed. In Gcod kyi chos skor. Byams pa bsod nams, ed., pp. 10-410. New Delhi: Tibet House.

Machik Labdron. 2003. Machik's Complete Explanation: Clarifying the Meaning of Chöd: A Complete Explanation of Casting Out the Body as Food (Phung po gzan skyur gyi rnam bshad gcod kyi don gsal byed). Sarah Harding, trans. Ithaca, NY: Snow Lion.

Orofino, Giacomella. 1987. Contributo allo studio dell' insegnamento di Ma gcig Lab sgron. Supplemento n. 53 agli Annali, vol. 47, Napoli: Istituto Universitario Orientale.

Orofino, Giacomella. 2000. The great wisdom mother and the gcod tradition. In Tantra in Practice. David Gordon White, ed., 320-341. Princeton: Princeton University Press.

Rdza sprul ngag dbang bstan 'dzin nor bu. 1972. Gcod yul nyon mongs zhi byed kyi bka' gter bla ma brgyud pa'i rnam thar byin rlabs gter mtsho. Gangtok: Sonam T. Kazi.

Roerich, George, trans. 1996. The Blue Annals. Delhi: Motilal Banarsidas.

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