The Treasury of Lives

Alexander Gardner is Director and Chief Editor of the Treasury of Lives. He completed his PhD in Buddhist Studies at the University of Michigan in 2007. He is the author of The Life of Jamgon Kongtrul The Great.

Published August 2021


Bausch, Gerd. 2018. Radiant Compassion, The Life of the 16th Gyalwa Karmapa, Volume 1. 2018.

Brown, Mick. The Dance of 17 Lives: The Incredible True Story of Tibet's 17th Karmapa. London: Bloomsbury, 2004.

Childs, Geoff H., and Namgyal Choedup. 2019.From a Trickle to a Torrent: Education, Migration, and Social Change in a Himalayan Valley of Nepal. Oakland: University of California Press.

Jamgön Kongtrül Rinpoche. 1982. "The Life Story of His Holiness the XVI Karmapa." Bulletin of Tibetology, vol. 18, no.1.

Orgyen Tobgyal Rinpoche. 1990. The Life and Teachings of Chokgyur Lingpa. Tulku Jigmey Khyentse and Erik Pema Kunsang, trans. Kathmandu: Rangjung Yeshe Publications.

Punya Parajuli, 1996. "Life of Guru Urgyen Tulku Rinpoche (1920–1996)." Buddhist Himalaya: A Journal of Nagarjuna Institute of Exact Methods, vol. 7, no. 1-2.

Schmidt, Eric Hein. 2005. "Modest Master: Memories of the late Tulku Urgyen (1920–1996)." Tricycle.

Tulku Urgyen. 2005. Blazing Splendor: The Memoirs of Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche as told to Erik Pema Kunsang & Marcia Binder Schmidt. Hong Kong: Rangjung Yeshe.

Terhune, Lea. Karmapa: The Politics of Reincarnation. Boston: Wisdom Publications, 2004.

Wong, Sylvia. 2010. The Karmapa Prophecies. Delhi: Motilal Banarsidass Publishers.

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