The Treasury of Lives

Namdrol Miranda Adams Namdrol Miranda Adams is Dean and a Founder of Maitripa College, a Buddhist graduate school in Portland, Oregon, where she teaches Buddhism, contemplative pedagogy, and engagement with faith and service. She practiced and studied as a Buddhist nun for seven years, and completed her doctoral work in Education at the University of Portland in 2021. Her research is focused on contemplative education, epistemology and learning, and building sustainable and socially responsible institutions of higher education.

Published September 2008


Willis, Janice D. 1995. Enlightened Beings: Life Stories from the Ganden Oral Tradition. Boston: Wisdom Publications.

Willis, Janice D. 1985. “Preliminary Remarks on the Nature of rNam-thar: Early dGe-lugs-pa Siddha Biographies.” In Soundings in Tibetan Civilizations. Barbara Aziz and Matthew Kapstein, eds. Delhi: Manohar.

Tshe mchog gling Yongs 'dzin Ye shes rgyal mtshan. 1970. Biographies of Eminent Gurus in the Transmission Lineages of the teachings of the Graduated Path, being the text of: Byang chub Lam gyi Rim pa'i Bla ma Brgyud pa'i Rnam par Thar pa Rgyal mtshan Mdzes pa'i Rgyan Mchog Phul byung Nor bu'i Phreng ba (1787). New Delhi: Ngawang Gelek Demo, vol 2, pp. 2-57.

Yongs 'dzin ye shes rgyal mtshan. 1990. Lam rim bla ma brgyud pa'i rnam thar. Lhasa: Bod ljongs mi dmangs dpe skrun khang.

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