The Treasury of Lives

Joseph McClellan received a PhD from Columbia University's Department of Religion in 2013. He has taught humanities at colleges in several countries and is now an independent translator and writer based in Asia.

Published January 2024


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Gnam chos mi 'gyur rdo rje and rig 'dzin kun bzang shes ra. 2007. Snga 'gyur rgyal ba dpal yul ba'i ri chos gsum gyi khrid yig. ga 'gyur dpal yul dar thang gzhan phan lnga rig saṃ bho ṭa'i dpe tshogs 13–15. Chengdu: Si khron dpe skrun tshogs pa si khron mi rigs dpe skrun khang. BDRC W1PD83965.

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Gyurme Pema Chogyel. "The Ruby Garland: A Genealogy of the Emperor Uhu Wang Genghis Khan, The Divine Ruler of Clear Light, A Magical Emanation of Manjughosha's Wheel of Stability." Translated by Rachael Griffiths and TibShelf.

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Karma rgyal mtshan. 2005. Mdo khams gnas yig phyogs bsgrigs dad bskul lha dbang rnga sgra. Beijing: Mi rigs dpe skrun khang. BDRC W29295.

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Kolmaš, Josef. 1968. A Genealogy of the Kings of Derge: Sde-Dge'i Rgyal Rabs. Dissertationes Orientales. Prague: Published by the Oriental Institute in Academia.

Mkhan chen 'jam dbyangs rgyal mtshan. 1996. Kaḥ thog pa'i lo rgyus mdor bsdus. Si khron mi rigs dpe skrun khang. BDRC W20396.

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Mkhyen brtse'i dbang po. 2014. Gsung 'bum mkhyen brtse'i dbang po. Khams sde dge rdzong sar dgon: Rdzong sar blo gros phun tshogs. BDRC W3PD1002.

O rgyan bstan 'phel. Gter chen chos kyi rgyal po rig 'dzin klong gsal snying po'i rnam thar ngo mtshar lha yi dpag bsam ljon shing tshal. 1 vols. BDRC W4CZ355850.

Ricard, Matthieu et al, trans. 2001. The Life of Shabkar: The Autobiography of a Tibetan Yogi. Ithaca: Snow Lion.

Ronis, Jan. 2009. Celibacy, Revelations, and Reincarnated Lamas: Contestation and Synthesis in the Growth of Monasticism at Katok from the 17th through 19th Centuries. PhD diss., University of Virginia.

Sa skya yongs 'dzin ngag dbang chos grags et al. 2009. Sa skyaʼi chos 'byung gces bsdus. rtse chen ʼod snang 1–6. Beijing: Krung go'i bod rig pa dpe skrun khang. BDRC W1PD90704.

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Venturi, Federica. 2020. "Mongol and Tibetan Armies on the Trans-Himalayan Fronts in the Second Half of the 17th Century, with a Focus on the Autobiography of the Fifth Dalai Lama." Revue d'Etudes Tibétaines. Asian Influences on Tibetan Military History between the 17th and 20th Centuries, 2020 (53), pp. 29 - 55.

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