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Testimonies of Tibetan Tulkus: A Research Among Reincarnate Buddhist Masters in Exile, Volume 15, Part 1. Daniel Bärlocher. Tibet-Institute, 1982.

Incarnation. The History and Mysticism of the Tulku Tradition of Tibet. Tulku Thondup. Shambhala Publications, 2011.

Digital Himalaya: Revue d'Etudes Tibétaines
Number 38, Février 2017 - The Tulku (sprul sku) Institution in Tibetan Buddhism
Cover, contents (177 kb, pp. i-iv)

Preface: The Tulku (sprul sku) Institution in Tibetan Buddhism (143 kb, pp. i–iii), author: Daniel A. Hirshberg, Derek F. Maher, & Tsering Wangchuk

On Tulku Lineages (287 kb, pp. 1–28), author: José Ignacio Cabezón

Pattern Recognition: Tracking the Spread of the Incarnation Institution through Time and across History (4.3 MB, pp. 29–64), author: Gray Tuttle

A Post-Incarnate Usurper? Inheritance at the Dawn of Catenate Reincarnation in Tibet (332 kb, pp. 65–83), author: Daniel A. Hirshberg

“I am a god, I am a god, I am definitely a god”: Deity Emanation and the Legitimation of Sönam Paldren (827 kb, pp. 84–103), author: Suzanne M. Bessenger

Revival and Renewal through Reincarnation: The Bodong Tradition, Then and Now (578 kb, pp. 104–118), author: Derek F. Maher

Recounting the Fifth Dalai Lama’s Rebirth Lineage (3.1 MB, pp. 119–156), author: Nancy G. Lin

Buddhist Body Politics: Life, Death, and Reincarnation in Transnational Eurasia (2.6 MB, pp. 157–182), author: Anya Bernstein

The Revival of the Tulku Institution: Narratives and Practices in Modern China (786 kb, pp. 183–201), author: Nicole Willock

Embodying Lama’s Vision: A New Reincarnation Lineage in the Tibetan Exile Community (725 kb, pp. 202–219), author: Tsering Wangchuk

A Transnational Tulku: The Multiple Lives of FPMT’s Spanish-born Lama Ösel (713 kb, pp. 220–240), author: Jessica Marie Falcone

Reflections on the Tulku Institution, Technical and Personal (864 kb, pp. 241–264), author: Jeffrey Hopkins