The Treasury of Lives

Samten Chhosphel is an independent scholar with PhD from the Central University of Tibetan Studies (CUTS) at Sarnath, Varanasi, India. He has a Master’s degree in Writing and Publishing from Emerson College, Boston, MA. After serving as the In-charge of Publication Department of CUTS for  26 years, he immigrated to the United States in 2009 and is currently an adjunct Assistant Professor at the City University of New York, and Language Associate in Columbia University.

Published November 2010


Das, Sarat Chandra. 1889. "Life of Sum-pa mkhan-po, also styled Ye-ses dpal-'byor, the author of Rehumig (Chronological Table)." Journal of the Asiatic Society of Bengal, vol. 57, pp. 37-84.

de Jong, J. W. 1967. "Sum-pa mkhan-po (1704-1788) and His Works." Harvard Journal of Asiatic Studies, Vol. 27, pp. 208-216.

Don rdor and Bstan 'dzin chos grags. 1993. Gangs ljongs lo rgyus thog gi grags can mi sna. Lhasa: Bod ljongs mi dmangs dpe skrun khang, pp. 762-764.

Erdenibayar. 2007. Sumpa Khenpo Ishibaljur. A great figure in Mongolian and Tibetan cultures. In Uradyn E. Bulag, Hildegard G. M. Diemberger, The Mongolia-Tibet interface. Opening new research terrains in Inner Asia. Tibetan studies: Proceedings of the Tenth Eeminar of the International Association for Tibetan Studies. Brill: Oxford, 2003.

Matthew Kapstein. 2000. The Tibetan Assimilation of Buddhism. Oxford: Oxford University Press, Chapter Seven.

Grags pa 'byungs gnas and Blo bzang mkhas grub. 1992. Gangs can mkhas sgrub rim byon ming mdzod, Lanzhou: Kan su'u mi rigs dpe skrun khang, pp. 1767-1768.

Mi nyag mgon po. 1996-2000. Sum pa ye shes dpal 'byor gyi rnam thar mdor bsdus/ (1704-1788). In Gangs can mkhas dbang rim byon gyi rnam thar mdor bsdus, pp. 462-473. Beijing: Krung go'i bod kyi shes rig dpe skrun khang.

Sum pa ye shes dpal 'jor. 1997. Sum pa ye shes dpal 'jor gyi rang rnam. Lanzhou: Kan su'u mi rigs dpe skrun khang.

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