The Treasury of Lives

Andrew Quintman is Assistant Professor of Religious Studies at Wesleyan University. He completed his PhD in Buddhist Studies at the University of Michigan in 2006.

Published April 2010


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Bachhofer, Joss. 1986. Verrückte Weisheit, Leben Und Lehre Milarepas. Haldenwang: Schangrila.

Chang, Garma C. C. 1962.The Hundred Thousand Songs of Milarepa. New Hyde Park, N.Y.: University Books. Reprint, (2 vols. in 1), Boston: Shambhala Publications, 1999.

Kunga Rinpoche, and Brian Cutillo. 1978. Drinking the Mountain Stream. Translated by Kunga Rinpoche and Brian Cutillo. Novato, CA: Lotsāwa Press.

Kunga Rinpoche, and Brian Cutillo. 1986. Miraculous Journey. Translated by Kunga Rinpoche and Brian Cutillo. Novato, CA: Lotsāwa Publications.

Lhalungpa, Lobzang P. 1977. The Life of Milarepa. New York: Dutton. Reprint, Boston: Shambhala Publications, 1984.

Martin, Dan. 1982. "The Early Education of Milarepa." The Journal of the Tibet Society 2: 53-76.

Quintman, Andrew. 2008. "Toward a Geographic Biography: Milarepa's Life in the Tibetan Landscape." Numen 55, no. 4: 363-410.

Quintman, Andrew. 2010. The Life of Milarepa. Translated by Andrew Quintman. New York: Penguin Classics.

Quintman, Andrew. 2013. "Wrinkles in Time: On the Problem of Mi la ras pa's Dates." Acta Orientalia 74: 3–26.

Quintman, Andrew. 2014. The Yogin and the Madman: Reading the Biographical Corpus of Tibet’s Great Saint Milarepa. New York: Columbia University Press.

Roberts, Peter Alan. 2007. The Biographies of Rechungpa: The Evolution of a Tibetan Hagiography. London: Routledge.

Schaeffer, Kurtis R. 2007. "Dying Like Milarepa: Death Accounts in a Tibetan Hagiographic Tradition." In The Buddhist Dead: Practices, Discourses, Representations, edited by Bryan J. Cuevas and Jacqueline I. Stone, 208-33. Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press.

Schmid, Toni. 1927-1935. The Cotton-Clad Mila: The Tibetan Poet-Saint's Life in Pictures, Sino-Sweding Expedition, Pub. 36. Stockholm: Statens etnografiska museum, 1952.

Sernesi, Marta. 2004. "Milarepa's Six Secret Songs: The Early Transmission of the Bde-Mchog Snyan Brgyud." East and West 54, no. 1-4: 251-87.

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