Donatella Rossi Bibliographie

Donatella Rossi

List of Publications


The Philosophical View of the Great Perfection in the Tibetan Bon Religion, Snow Lion Publications, Ithaca, New York, 1999.

A Catalogue of the Bon Kanjur, D. Martin, P. Kvaerne, and Y. Nagano eds., Senri Ethnological Reports 40, Bon Studies 8, National Museum of Ethnology, Osaka, 2003.

Multimedia Publications

« Buddhismo e Occidente » [Buddhism and the Western World], Treccani Online Review, Section « Nella Scuola », Area « Scienze Umane e Sociali » ( nellascuola/area_scienze_umane/index.htm 17.01.2006)

Khandro Sangchod. An Introduction to the Liturgies and Principles of Chöd in the Bon Tradition. Documentary Dvd, 85 min., Rome, 2006.


« I Tibetani al di fuori del Tibet Centrale: Gli Amdo del Qinghai », Mondo Cinese, n. 67, Milan,

« La Morte del Decimo Panchen Lama »,  Mondo Cinese, n. 68, Milan, 1989.

« La Visita del XIV Dalai Lama in Italia », Mondo Cinese, n. 71, Milan, 1990.

« Il Seminario Tibetologico nella RPC del 1991 », Mondo Cinese, n. 76, Milan, 1991.

« Some Notes on the Tibetan Amdo Love Songs », Proceedings of the Fifth Seminar of the International Association of Tibetan Studies, Narita, 1989, Naritasan Shinshoji, 1992, Vol. 2.

« La Condizione Attuale degli Studi Tibetologici nella Repubblica Popolare Cinese », Mondo Cinese, n. 83, Milan, 1993.

« The Nine Ways of the Bonpo Tradition: an Oral Presentation by a Contemporary Bonpo Lama », Proceedings of the Sixth Seminar of the International Association of Tibetan Studies, Fagernes, 1992, The Institute for Comparative Research in Human Culture, Oslo, 1994, Vol. 2.

« The Monastic Lineage of sNang zhig dgon pa in Amdo rNga ba », Tibet Journal, Vol. XXIII, No. 4, Library of Tibetan Works and Archives, Dharamsala, 1998.

« The Lo rgyus chen mo in the collection of the Ye khri mtha’ sel attributed to Dran-pa Nam-mkha », New Horizons in Bon Studies, Bon Studies 2, S.G. Karmay and Y. Nagano Eds., Senri Ethnological Reports 15, Bon Studies 2, National Museum of Ethnology, Osaka, 2000.

« The Lung rigs rin po che’i mdzod blo gsal snying gyi nor by Shar-rdza bKra-shis rGyal-mtshan (1859-1934) », Proceedings of the Ninth Seminar of the International Association of Tibetan Studies, Leiden, 2000, Brill, Leiden, 2002.

« Saggezza e Verita’ nel Buddhismo del Grande Veicolo » [Wisdom and Truth in the Buddhism of the Great Vehicle], Hekimana na Ukweli (Saggezza e Verita’), Special Number, Philosophat Edith Stein (Istitute of Philosophy), Kisangani (Rép. du Congo), 2003.

« An Interview with the only high Tibetan Lama living in Japan », Bukkyo Dendo Kyokai (Society
for the Promotion of Buddhism) Newsletter, No. 6, 2003.

« An Overview of Tibet’s Religions », Himalaya (formerly the Himalayan Research Bullettin), Volume XXIV, Number 1-2 Special Issue, Tibetan Peoples and Landscapes, 2006.

« The Light of Kailash. History of Shang Shung and Tibet », Merigar Letter, No. 3, Year II, Febbraio 2006.

« Light of Kailash », in  Tibetan Literary Arts (May 2007), Exhibition Catalogue (Marit Kranmer ed.), Neilson Library, Smith College, Northampton (MA), 2007.

“Holy Mountains and Saint Immortals in the Bon Tradition”: A Preliminary Survey of The History of Chang-cha-dur”, Special Volume No. LXXVIII, Rivista degli Studi Orientali (RSO) In Memoriam of Prof. Piero Corradini, 2007.

« Sensualità  e Buddhità : il VI Dalai Lama e i suoi canti d’amore », Rivista degli Studi Orientali (RSO), Vol. LXXVIII, Suppl. no. 4, 2007.

« mKha’ ‘gro dbang mo’i rnam thar, The Biography of the gTer-ston-ma mKha’-‘gro bDe-chen
Chos-kyi dBang-mo (1868-1927?) », Proceedings of the Tenth Seminar of the International Association of Tibetan Studies, Oxford, 2003; forthcoming, Revue d’Etudes Tibétaines (RET).

« Sacred Female Biographies in the Bon Religion: A 20th Century gTer-ma »,  Proceedings of the Eighth Seminar of the International Association of Tibetan Studies, Bloomington, 1998, forthcoming, Rivista di Studi Sudasiatici (RiSS).

« An Introduction to the mKha’ ‘gro gSang gcod teachings of Bon », Proceedings of the Eleventh Seminar of the International Association of Tibetan Studies, Königswinter, 2006; forthcoming, East and West.

Images of Tibet in the 19th and 20th centuries (member of the scientific committee), École française d’Extrème-Orient (EFEO), Special Volume no. 22 in Honour of Giuseppe Tucci, Paris, forthcoming.


S. Lienhard e G. Boccali, Tesori della lirica classica indiana (UTET, 1994), Acta Orientalia (AO), Vol. 56, 1996.

T. Thondup Rinpoche, Hidden Teachings of Tibet: An explanation of the Terma tradition of Tibetan Buddhism, (Wisdom, 1997), International Journal of Hindu Studies, 2,2, 1998.

P. Kvaerne, The Bon Religion of Tibet: The Iconography of a Living Tradition (Serindia Publications, 1995), Himalayan Research Bulletin, Vol. XIX, 1, 1999.

M.C. Goldstein, The Snow Lion and the Dragon: China, Tibet and the Dalai Lama, (University of California Press, 1997), International Journal of Hindu Studies, 2,2, 1998, published in December 2001.

D.S. Lopez, Jr. ed., Religions of Tibet in Practice (Princeton University Press, 1997), International
Journal of Hindu Studies
, 1,1, 1997, published in December 2001.

T. T. Lewis, Popular Buddhist texts from Nepal. Narratives and Rituals of Newar Buddhism, (State
University of New York Press, 2000), Himalayan Research Bulletin, Vol. XXII, 1, 2002.

Marcia Binder Schmidt, ed., The Dzogchen Primer: Embracing the Spiritual Path According to the Great Perfection (Shambhala, 2002), Journal of Asian Studies, Vol. 62/3, 2003.

J. Hopkins, Reflections on Reality. The Three Natures and Non-Natures in the Mind-Only School (University of California Press, 2002), Himayalan Research Bulletin, Vol. XXIV, 1, 2005.