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 January 2014


Allione, Tsultrim. 2000. “The Biography of Machig Ongjo.” In Women of Wisdom, pp. 295-298. Ithaca: Snow Lion.

Anon. 1983. Ma gcig ong jo'i rnam thar zur tsam. In Bde mchog snyan brgyud kyi rnam thar skor, pp. 285-288. Darjeeling: Kargyud sungrab nyamso khang. TBRC W21145.

Anon. 2010. Ma gcig ong co dang / mar ston tshul byung / dge sdings pa/ bla ma dha ra shrI/ ras ma zhig mo/ bya btang bde legs pa/ 'dzim gzi brjid rgyal mtshan bcas kyi skabs. In Bod kyi lo rgyus rnam thar phyogs bsgrigs, vol. 12, pp. 178-228. Xining: Mtsho sngon mi rigs dpe skrun khang. TBRC W1KG10687.

Martin, Dan. 2005. “The Woman Illusion? Research into the lives of Spiritually Accomplished Women Leaders of the 11th and 12th Centuries.” In Women in Tibet, eds. Janet Gyatso and Hanna Havnevik. New York, NY: Columbia, pp. 49-82.

Padma dkar po. 1968. Chos 'byung bstan pa'i padma rgyas pa'i nyin byed. Delhi: International Academy of Indian Culture, p. 509.

'Phrin las rgya mtsho. 2009. Ma gcig ang jo'i rnam thar. In Bla ma brgyud pa'i rnam thar ngo mtshar zla ba'i me long, vol. 1, pp. 359-360. Plouray: Drukpa Plouray. TBRC W1KG4247.

Roerich, George, trans. 1996. The Blue Annals. 2nd ed. Delhi: Motilal Banarsidas, pp. 443, 446.

Torricelli, Fabrizio. 2001. "Zhang Lo-tsā-ba’s Introduction to the Aural Transmission of Śaṃvara." In Raffaele Torella, ed. Le parole e i marmi. Studi in onore di Raniero Gnoli nel suo 70° compleanno. Roma: IsIAO, 875–896.

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