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Chronological Conundrums in the Life of Khyung po rnal ’byor: Hagiography and Historical Time
Traditional sources attribute to Khyung po rnal ’byor, the founder of the Shangs pa bka’ brgyud lineage, a lifespan of 150 years beginning in a tiger year, usually thought to be 978 or 990. A care...
The Development of the Biographical Tradition Concerning Atiśa (Dīpaṃkaraśrījñāna)
This article probes Tibetan sources of biographic material on Atiśa Dīpaṃkaraśrījñāna in order to determine the origin of this literary tradition and i...

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