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 December 2019


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Isaacson, Harunaga. 2008. "Himalayan Encounter: The Teaching Lineage of the Marmopadeśa Studies in the Vanaratna Codex 1." Manuscript Cultures, vol. 1, pp. 2-6.

David P. Jackson. 2016. A Revolutionary Artist of Tibet: Khyentse Chenmo of Gonkar. New York: Rubin Museum of Art.

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Punya Prasad Parajuli. 2014. "Vanaratna and His Activities in Nepal in Fifteenth-Century Nepal." In Himalayan Passages: Tibetan and Newari Studies in Honor of Hubert Decleer. Andrew Quintman and Benjamin Bogin, editors. Boston: Wisdom, pp. 289-300.

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Trimkang Lotsawa Sonam Gyatso. Chos kyi rje paṇ chen nags kyi rin po che’i zhal snga nas kyi rnam par thar pa. W1CZ1887 and W1CZ1056.