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Amy Holmes Tagchungdarpa is an associate professor in Religious Studies at Occidental College in Los Angeles, California.

Kalzang Dorjee Bhutia is from west Sikkim and completed his Ph.D. in Buddhist Studies at Delhi University.

Published May 2020

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Bhutia, Kalzang Dorjee. 2014. "The Importance of Jetsun Mingyur Paldron in the Development of Sikkimese Buddhism." InEminent Buddhist Women. Albany: State University of New York Press, pp. 153-158.

Bhutia, Kalzang Dorjee and Amy Holmes-Tagchungdarpa.The Hidden Yogi in the Land of Rice: The Life of Sindrang Yab Gomchen in the Development of Modern Sikkimese Buddhism. Forthcoming.

Holmes-Tagchungdarpa, Amy. 2019. "Negotiating Order in the Land of the Dragon and the Hidden Valley of Rice: Local Motives and Regional Networks in the Transmission of New 'Tibetan' Buddhist Lineages in Bhutan and Sikkim." InBuddhist and Islamic Orders in Southern Asia, ed. R. Michael Feener and Anne M. Blackburn Honolulu: University of Hawai'i Press, pp. 185-208.

Lha tshe ring. 2002.Mkha’ spyod 'bras mo ljongs kyi gtsug nor sprul pa'i rnam 'byor mched bzhi brgyud 'dzin dang bcas pa'i byung ba brjod pa blo gsar gzon nu'i gda ston. Gangtok: Khenpo La Tshering.

Lha bstun nam mkha' 'jigs med. 1974.Gsung 'bum. New Delhi: Jurme Drakpa.

Lha bstun nam mkha' 'jigs med. 2000.Rig 'dzin srog sgrub. Delhi: Chos spyod dpar skrun khang.

Mthu stobs rnam rgyal and Ye shes sgrol ma.2003.'Bras ljongs rgyal rabs. Gangtok: Tsuklhakhang Trust.

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