The Treasury of Lives

Julia Stenzel Director of Studies at Rangjung Yeshe Institute, Centre for Buddhist Studies of Kathmandu University, Nepal. She received her doctorate from McGill University in Canada. She received her Dharma education at Dhagpo Kundrol Ling, a monastic hermitage in France, under the guidance of the late Tibetan Buddhist master Lama Gendun Rinpoche. Julia is a member of Sakya Pandita Translation Group and Subashita Translation Group.

Published January 2023


Abhayadatta. Caturaśītisiddhapravṛtti. BDRC WA1KG14799

Anon. N.d. Dge slong ma dpal mo'i rnam thar. BDRC bdr:MW8LS26135

Anon. 2006. Dge slong ma dpal mo'i rnam thar. InBsnyung gnas kyi rnam bshad dang phan yon skor phyogs bsgrigs, pp. 400–403. Gser ljongs bla ma rung lnga rig nang bstan slob grwa chen mo.BDRC MW1KG13001_72DA70

Anon. 2013. DgGe slong ma dpal moʼi rnam thar bsdus pa. In'Phags bod kyi skyes chen ma dag gi rnam par thar ba padma dkar poʼi phreng ba, Par gzhi dang po, vol. 5, pp. 142–156. Bod ljongs bod yig dpe rnying dpe skrun khang, pp. 142–56.BDRC MW1KG16649_CD428B

Dimitrov, Dragomir. 2000. “Lakṣmī—on the Identity of Some Indo-Tibetan Scholars of the 9th–13th centuries.” Zentralasiatische Studien, vol 30, no. 2, pp. 9–27.

Bhiksuni Laksmi. 1982–1985. Autobiographical accounts in Lhan cig skyes grub kyi gzhung 'grel zhes bya ba. Translated into Tibetan by 'Bro lo tsā ba shes rab grags pa. Derge Tengyur, Tōh 2261, rgyud 'grel, vol. 52, pp. 9–51. Delhi: Karmapae Choedhey, Gyalwae Sungrab Partun Khang.BDRC MW23703–2261

Bsod nams bzang po (1341–1433). 199?. bdr:P2460. Smyung gnas bla ma brgyud pa’i rnam thar. (Life Stories of the Lineage Gurus of Abiding in Fasting). Lhasa: Dpal ldan par khang.

Dowman, Keith. 1985. “The Yoginī Mahāsiddhā Lakṣmīṅkarā, The Crazy Princess.” In Masters of Mahamudra: Songs and Histories of the Eighty-Four Buddhist Siddhas, 372–375. Albany: State University of New York Press.

Go Lotsāwa Zhonnu Pel. 1996. The Blue Annals. George Roerich and Gendun Chopel, translators. Delhi: Motilal Banarsidas.

Kalu Rinpoche. A Short Biography of the Nun Gelongma Palmo. Oral Teaching given at Karma Thegsum Choling Dallas.

Khri byang 03 blo bzang ye shes bstan ʼdzin rgya mtsho. N.d.Theg chen gso sbyong dangsmyung gnas kyi phan yon mdor bsdus dge slong ma dpal moʼi rnam thar. Par pa rdo rje tshe ring.BDRC MW4CZ321166

Kragh, Ulrich Timme. 2011. "Appropriation and Assertion of the Female Self: Materials for the Study of the Female Tantric master Lakṣmī of Uḍḍiyāna." Journal of Feminist Studies in Religion, vol. 27, no. 2, pp. 85–108.

Kragh, Ulrich Timme. 2010. "On the Making of the Tibetan Translation of Lakṣmī’s Sahajasiddhipaddhati: 'Bro Lotsa ba Shes rab Grags and his Translation Endeavors. (Materials for the Study of the Female Tantric Master Lakṣmī of Uḍḍiyāna, part I)." Indo-Iranian Journal vol. 53, pp. 195–232.

Naudou, Jean. 1980. Buddhists of Kashmir. Translated by Bareton and Picron. Delhi: Agam Kala Prakashan.

Sahajasiddhipaddhati, Derge Kangyur 2261, folios 12a6–12b7, 13b7–14a3, Narthang Kangyur, rgyud 'grel, vol. tsi, folios 13a2–13b3 and 14b3–14b5. Translated in Kragh, pp. 98–99.

Shaw, Miranda. 2006. Buddhist Goddesses of India. Princeton: Princeton University Press.

Shaw, Miranda. 1995. "Women in Tantric History: Founders and Pioneers." In Passionate Enlightenment: Women in Tantric Buddhism. Princeton: Princeton University Press.

Ujeed, Sangseraima. 2016. "Dge-slong-ma dpal-mo, the Princess, the Mahasiddha, the Nun and the Lineage Holder: as Presented in the thob yig of Za-ya Paṇḍita Blo-bzang'phrin-las (1642-1715)."Journal of the Oxford Centre for Buddhist Studies, vol.10.

Ujeed, Sangseraima. 2017. "The Thob yig gsal ba'i me long by Dza-ya Paṇḍita Blo-bzang 'phrin-las (1642-1715): An Enquiry into Biographies as Lineage History." PhD dissertation, University of Oxford.

Vargas, Ivette Maria. 2003. "Falling to Pieces, Emerging Whole: Suffering Illness and Healing Renunciation in the Dge slong ma dpal mo Tradition." PhD dissertation. Harvard University.

Vargas O’Brian, Ivette M. 2001. "The Life of Gelongma Palmo: The Experience of a Leper, Founder of a Fasting Ritual, a Transmitter of Buddhist Teachings on Suffering and Renunciation in Tibetan Religious History." Journal of the International Association of Buddhist Studies vol. 24, pp. 157–185.

Vitali, Roberto. 2006. "The Transmission of bsnyung gnas in India, the Kathmandu Valley, and Tibet." In Tibetan Buddhist Literature and Praxis: Studies in its Formative Period, 900–1400. Edited by Ronald M. Davidson and Christian K. Wedemeyer. Leiden: Koninklijike Brill NV. pp. 229–260.

Zaya Pandita. N.d. Thob yig gsal ba’i me long, vol 4, 16a3­–45b6. Translated in Ujeed, pp. 134–142.

Zivkovic, Tanya. 2013. "Embodying the Past: Gelongma Palmo and Tibetan Nyungne Rituals." Journal of Ritual Studies, pp. 45–63.

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