The Treasury of Lives

Dominic Sur is an Assistant Professor of Religious Studies at Utah State University and the translator of Rongzom’s Entering the Way of the Great Vehicle (Shambhala, 2017).

Published February 2021


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Bradburn, Leslie. 1995. Masters of the Nyingma Lineage. Berkeley: Dharma Publishing.

Davidson, Ronald. 2005. Tibetan Renaissance: Tantric Buddhism in the Rebirth of Tibetan Culture. New York: Columbia University Press.

Dudjom Rinpoche Jikdrel Yeshe Dorje. 1991. The Nyingma School of Tibetan Buddhism: Its Fundamentals and History. Translated and edited by Gyurme Dorje and Matthew Kapstein. Boston: Wisdom Publications.

Hirschberg, Daniel. 2016. Remembering the Lotus-Born Padmasambhava in the History of Tibet's Golden Age. Boston: Wisdom Publishing.

Jackson, Roger R. 2019. Mind Seeing Mind: Mahamudra and the Geluk Tradition of Tibetan Buddhism. Boston: Wisdom Publishing.

'Ju mi pham. 1999. Bde ba'i bshes gnyen chen po chos kyi bzang po'i rnam par thar pa. In Rong zom chos bzang gi gsung 'bum. Chengdu: Si khron mi rigs dpe skrun khang. BDRC W21617.

Khenchen Palden Sherab and Khenpo Tsewang Dongyal. 2016. The Nature of Mind: the Dzogchen Instructions of Aro Yeshe Jungne. Boulder: Shambhala Publications.

Mathes, Klaus-Dieter. 2013. A Direct Path to the Buddha Within Go Lotsawa's Mahamudra Interpretation of the Ratnagotravibhaga. Boston: Wisdom Publishing.

Mkhan po bkra shes rdo rje, Mkhan po o rgyan rig 'dzin, Mkhan po dpal bzang dar rgyas, and Slob dpon ma kar+ma dbyangs can. Snang ba lhar sgrub pa'i tshul la brtags pa. Snga 'gyur rnying ma ma'i zhib 'jug, vol. 1. Bylakkupe, Mysore: Ngagyur Nyingma Research Centre, 2018.

Mkhan sprul dkon mchog bstan 'dzin. 2005. Che ba drug ldan dpal gsang chen snga 'gyur rnying ma'i chos 'byung ngo mtshar tshad ma sum ldan. Beijing: Mi rigs dpe skrun khang.

Roerich, George N. 1976. The Blue Annals. New Delhi: Motilal Banarsidass.

Rong zom chos bzang. 1999. Rong zom chos bzang gi gsung 'bum. Chengdu: Si khron mi rigs dpe skrun khang

Sur, Dominic. 2015. "A Study of Rongzom's Disclosing the Great Vehicle Approach (theg chen tshul 'jug) in the History of Tibet's Great Perfection Tradition." Ph.D. Dissertation, University of Virginia.

Sur, Dominic. 2017a. Entering the Way of the Great Vehicle: Dzogchen as the Culmination of the Mahāyāna. Boulder: Shambhala Publications.

Sur, Dominic. 2017b. "Constituting Canon and Community in Eleventh Century Tibet: The Extant Writings of Rongzom and His Charter of Mantrins (sngags pa'i bca' yig)." Religions, vol. 8, no. 3, article number 40. doi:10.3390/rel803004

Tarthang Tulku. 1977 (1991). Lineage of Diamond Light. Crystal Mirror Series, Volume V. Berkeley: Dharma Publishing.

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