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 March 2023


Brentano, Robyn. 2019. Chogar: Saving Tibetan Buddhism in Exile. Mandala, January–June, pp. 50–60.

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

Chogye Trichen. 1977. Skyabs rje bco bgyad khri chen ngag dbang mkhyen rab legs bshad rgya mtsho'i rang rnam. In Khetsun Sangpo, ed., Biographical Dictionary of Tibet and Tibetan Buddhism, vol 11, pp. 578–625. Dharamsala: Library of Tibetan Works and Archives. See also Chogye Trichen. 1998. Collected Works, pp 145–200. Boudhanath: Rgyal yongs sa chen par khang.

Chogye Trichen Rinpoche. 1979. Gateway to the Temple: A Manual of Tibetan Monastic Customs, Art, Building and Celebrations. Translated by David Jackson. Bibliotheca Himalayica, Series 3, vol. 12. Kathmandu: Ratna Pustak Bandhar.

Chogye Trichen Rinpoche. 1983. The History of the Sakya Tradition: A Feast for the Minds of the Fortunate. (Gangs-ljongs mdo-sngags kyi bstan-pa’i shing-rta dpal-ldan sa-skya-pa’i chos-’byung mdor-bsdus skal-bzang yid-kyi dga’-ston.) Introduced and annotated by David Stott; translated into English by Jennifer Stott from the French translation by Phende Rinpoche and Jamyang Khandro. Bristol, U.K.: Ganesha Press.

Chogye Trichen Rinpoche. 2022 (1986). Fortunate to Behold: A History of the Birth of the Blessed One Śākyamuni Buddha at Lumbini. Cyrus Stearns, translator, revised by David Jackson. Kathmandu: Vajra Publications.

Chogye Trichen Rinpoche. 2003. Parting from the Four Attachments. Thubten Choedrak et al, translators. Boulder: Shambhala.

Curren, Erik D. 2006. The Buddha's Not Smiling: Uncovering Corruption at the Heart of Tibetan Buddhism Today. Delhi: Motilal Banarsidass Publisher.

Jackson, David. 2003. Saint in Seattle: The Life of the Tibetan Mystic Deshung Rinpoche. Boston: Wisdom Publications.

Jackson, David. 2020. Lama of Lamas: The Life of the Vajra-Master Chogye Trichen Rinpoche. Kathmandu: Vajra Books.

Merton, Thomas. 1973. The Asian Journal of Thomas Merton. Edited by Naomi Burton, Brother Patrick Hart, and James Laughlin. New York: New Directions Publishing Corporation.

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