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Marlene Erschbamer is an independent scholar who holds a PhD in Buddhist Studies from the Ludwig-Maximilians-University, Munich. Her research interests include the Barawa Kagyu tradition, Sikkim Studies, Tibetan Buddhism and the role of gender, and the intersection of religion, nature, and culture in the Tibetan Cultural Area.

Published January 2024


Chos dbyings rdo rje. 1970. Rje btsun bla ma dam pa grub mchog ngag dbang chos kyi rgya mtsho rnam thar nor bu'i 'od snang. In Bka' brgyud gser phreng chen mo: Biographies of Eminent Gurus in the Transmission Lineage of teachings of the 'Ba'-ra dKar-brgyud-pa sect, vol. 4, fol. 137–319. Dehradun: Ngawang Gyaltsen and Ngawang Lungtok. BDRC: W1KG10687.

Erschbamer, Marlene. 2014. "The monastery bKa' brgyud dgon gsar in the Chumbi valley: the 'Ba' ra ba bKa' brgyud pa school and its connection with Sikkim." Bulletin of Tibetology 50.1+2, 117–132.

Erschbamer, Marlene. 2017. The 'Ba'-ra-ba bKa'-brgyud-pa: Historical and Contemporary Studies. Vienna: WSTB.

Ngawang Tenpai Gyeltsen. Short Biographical Sketches of Kagyu Tulkus of Kagyu Tshechogling Monastery. Unpublished typescript.

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