The Treasury of Lives

Patrick Dowd is a PhD Candidate in the Department of Anthropology at the University of British Columbia. His research focuses on the culture of Tibetan language within the world of Tibetan Buddhism.

Published August 2020


Ba ku la thub bstan mchog nor. 2001. Rang rnam padma dkar po'i phreng ba. Leh: Bakula Foundation.

Bawden, Charles R. 1989. The Modern History of Mongolia. London, New York: Kegan Paul International.

'Jam dbyangs rgyal mtshan. 2004. Rgyal sras ba ku la. New Delhi: Dorje Tsering.

Kunsang, Roger. 2000. “The Reawakening of Buddhadharma in Mongolia.” Mandala. Accessed at: <>

Shakspo, Nawang Tsering. 1998. A History of Buddhism in Ladakh. New Delhi: Ladakh Buddhist Vihar.

Shakspo, Nawang Tsering. 1999. “The Role of Incarnate Lamas in Buddhist Tradition: A Brief Survey of Bakula Rinpoche's Previous Incarnations.” The Tibet Journal. 24.3: 38-47.

Shakspo, Sonam Wangchuk. 2017. Kushok Bakula Rinpoche: The Architect of Modern Ladakh. New Delhi: Sonam Wangchuk.

Van Beek, Martijn. 2011. “Enlightened Democracy: Normative Secularism and Spiritual Authority on the Margins of Indian Politics.” In Varieties of Secularism: Modernity, Religion and Spiritual Politics in Asia. Routledge. 75-99.

Wallace, Vesna. 2014.“Bakula Arhat’s Journeys to the North: The Life and Work of the Nineteenth Kushok Bakula in Russia and Mongolia.” In Buddhists: Understanding Buddhism Through the Lives of Practitioners. Edited by Todd Lewis. Oxford: Blackwell Publishing, pp. 218-227.

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