The Treasury of Lives

Jann Ronis is Executive Director of the Buddhist Digital Resource Center (BDRC). He received his Ph.D. from the University of Virginia in 2009.

Published May 2013


An-che, Li. 1947. “Dege: A Study of Tibetan Population.” Southwestern Journal of Anthropology vol. 3, no. 4, pp. 279-93.

Chayet, Anne. 1993. La Femme au Temps des Dalaï-Lamas. Paris: Editions Stock-L. Pernoud.

Garje Khamtrul Rinpoche, Jamyang Döndrup. 2009. Memories of Lost and Hidden Lands: The Life Story of Garje Khamtrul Rinpoche. Dharamsala, Dist. Kangra, H.P.: Chime Gatsel Ling.

Gyatso, Janet. 1997. “The Autobiography of a Visionary.” In Religions of Tibet in Practice, Donald S. Lopez (ed.). Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press.

'Gyur med tshe dbang mchog grub. 2001. Dge rtse Mahāpaṇḍita'i gsung 'bum, 10 vols. Chengdu: Dmangs khrod dpe dkon sdud sgrig khang.

'Jigs med gling pa, rang byung rdo rje. 1991. Btsun mo la spring ba'i gtam dam pa'i gan mdzod. In Gtam gyi tshogs theg pa'i rgya mtsho, pp. 206212. Lha sa: Bod ljongs bod yig dpe rnying dpe skrun khang.

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

Kolmaš, Josef. 1988. “Dezhung Rinpoche's Summary and Continuation of the Sde-Dge'i Rgyal-Rabs.” Acta Orientalia, vol. 42, no. 1.

Ngag dbang blo gros. 1990. Gu bkra'i chos 'byung. Beijing: Krung go’'i bod kyi shes rig dpe skrun khang.

Ronis, Jann. 2009. “Revelations, Scholasticism, and Celibacy: Contestation and Synthesis in the Growth of Monasticism at Katok Gompa from the 17th through 20th Centuries.” Ph.D. dissertation, University of Virginia.

Ronis, Jann. 2011. "Powerful Women in the History of Degé: Reassessing the Eventful Reign of the Dowager Queen Tsewang Lhamo (d. 1812)." Revue d'Etudes Tibétaines, no. 21, pp. 61-81.

Smith, E. Gene, 2001. Religions of Tibet in Practice. Kurtis R. Schaeffer (ed.). Boston: Wisdom Publications.

Thondup, Tulku. 1999. Masters of Meditation and Miracles: Lives of the Great Buddhist Masters of India and Tibet. Harold Talbott (ed.) Boston: Shambhala Publications.

Tshe dbang rdo rje rig 'dzin. 1990. Sde dge rgyal rabs. Chengdu: Si khron mi rigs dpe skrun khang.

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