The Treasury of Lives

Joseph McClellan received a PhD from Columbia University's Department of Religion in 2013. He has taught humanities at colleges in several countries and is now an independent translator and writer based in Asia.

Published February 2024


Chagdud Tulku. Lord of the Dance: The Autobiography of a Tibetan Lama. Junction City, Calif: Padma Pub, 1992.

Kencho Nyengda. 2015. The Chosen One: A Biography of Dungse garab Rinpoche. Self-published.

McLaughlin, Kim. 2001. "Khenpo Ngagchung and His Drupdra Project." Windhorse, Summer 2001.

Shechen. 2015. "Kyabje Taklung Tsetrul Rinpoche (1926–2015)."

Smyo shul mkhan po 'jam dbyangs rdo rje. Rdzogs chen chos 'byung, vol. 2, pp. 465–470. Kathmandu, Nepal: Samye Memorial Institute, 1996. BDRC W23682.

Terrone, Antonio. 2003. "Householders and Monks: A Study of Treasure Revealers and Their Role in Religious Revival in Contemporary Eastern Tibet." In Proceedings of the Tenth Seminar of the IATS, volume 12: Buddhism Beyond the Monastery, pp. 73–109. Leiden: Brill.

Thinley Norbu. A Brief Fantasy History of an Himalayan. Boulder: Shambala, 2014.

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

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