Works in Tibetan

dKar ru Grub dbang bsTan ’dzin rin chen (1801-1861). The Autobiography of dKar-ru Grub-dbang bsTan-’dzin rin-chen: dPal snya chen rig ’dzin mchog gi rnam sprul bāi’u ldong btsun grub pa’i dbang phyug bstan ’dzin rin chen rgyal mtshan bde chen snying po can gyi rnam par thar pa rmad ’byung yon tan yid bzhin nor bu’i gter (Dolanji: Tibetan Bonpo Monastic Centre 1974).

Kong tse

Kong rtse ’phrul rgyal gyis mdzad pa’i bla glud dbus phyogs, manuscript in dbu med, folios 1a-9b.

sTong rgyung

Bla bslu snang srid zhi bde chen mo, manuscript in dbu med, folios 1a-18b.

Works in English

Bawden, Charles R. (1962) Calling the soul: a Mongolian litany. Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies, vol. 25, nos. 1/3 (1962), pp. 81-103.

Blondeau, A.-M. (2000) The mKha’ klong gsang mdos: some questions on ritual structure and cosmology. InSamten G. Karmay & Y. Nagano, eds., New Horizons in Bon Studies. Osaka: National Museum of Ethnology, pp. 249-88.

Huizinga, Jan (1955) Homo Ludens. Boston: Beacon Press.

Karmay, Samten G. (1972) The Treasury of Good Sayings: A Tibetan History of Bon. London: Oxford University Press.

Karmay, S.G. (1998a) The Soul and the Turquoise: a ritual for recalling thebla. In Samten G. Karmay, The Arrow and the Spindle: Studies in History, Myths and Beliefs in Tibet. Kathmandu: Mandala Book Point, pp.310-38.

Karmay, Samten G. (1998b) The interview between Phyva Keng-tse lan-med and Confucius. In Samten G. Karmay, The Arrow and the Spindle: Studies in History, Myths and Beliefs in Tibet. Kathmandu: Mandala Book Point, pp.169-89.

Lessing, Ferdinand D. (1951) Calling the soul: a lamaist ritual. In Walter J. Fischel, ed., Semitic and Oriental Studies. Berkeley and Los Angeles: University of California Press, pp. 263-84.

Ramble, Charles (1982) Status and death: mortuary rites and attitudes to the body in a Tibetan village. Kailash vol. 9, pp. 333-59.

Ramble, Charles (1998) The classification of territorial divinities in pagan and Buddhist rituals of south Mustang. In A.-M. Blondeau, ed., Tibetan Mountain Deities, their Cults and Representations. Wien: Verlag der Österreichischen Akademie der Wissenschaften, pp.123-44.

Ramble, Charles (2008) A nineteenth-century Bonpo pilgrim in Western Tibet and Nepal: episodes from the life of dKar ru grub dbang bsTan ’dzin rin chen. In Jean-Luc Achard, ed., Tibetan Studies in Honour of Samten Karmay, Revue d’études tibétaines. vol. 15, no. 2, pp. 481-502. (

Sárközi, Alice (1996) Calling back the soul of the dying. Texts from the St Petersburg collection,Études mongoles et sibériennes. Actes de la 37e PIAC conférence internationale permanente des études altaïques, Chantilly, 20-24 juin 1994, pp. 275-85.

Sárközi, Alice & Alexey G. Sazykin (2004) Calling the Soul of the Dead, 1: Texts of Mongol Folk-religion in the St Petersburg Institute of Oriental Studies. Silk Road Studies 9, Turnhout: Brepols.