The Treasury of Lives

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


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. 2016. "Where the roads from Tibet, India, and Bhutan meet: the bKa' brgyud dgon gsar in the Chumbi valley." Zentralasiatische Studien (ZAS) 45, 451–465.

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

Govinda, Lama Anagarika. 1982 [1960]. The Way of the White Clouds: A Buddhist Pilgrim in Tibet. Delhi: B. I. Publications.

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 Unpublished typescript.

Tsultrim Gyatso (tshul khrims rgya mtsho) 2012. sBas yul 'bras mo ljongs su deng rabs ris med bla ma skyes chen dam pa rnams kyis mdzad pa phyag ris ji bskyangs kyi rnam thar shin tu bsdus pa blo gsar padom 'dzum pa' nyi zer. Gangtok: NIT.