Cousens, Diana, The Triloknath Temple of Lahul, A study of the self arising image of Triloknath and the veneration of self arising objects in Tibetan Buddhism, Scholar's Press, 2014.

Cousens, Di, Buddhist Care for the Dying, (booklet) published by the Buddhist Council of Victoria, distributed by the Victorian Multicultural Commission, 2004.


Book Chapters

Cousens, Diana, 'Mapping the Buddhist sacred status of Triloknath', Asian Horizons: Giuseppe Tucci's Buddhist, Indian, Himalayan and Central Asian Studies, Edited by Angelo Andrea Di Castro and David Templeman, Monash University Publishing, Clayton, 2015.

Cousens, D, 'The Buddhist Council of Victoria and the challenges of recognising Buddhism as a religion in Australia', Buddhism in Australia, Traditions in Change, edited by Cristina Rocha, Michelle, Barker, Routledge Critical Studies in Buddhism, Oxon, 2011.

Cousens, D, 'Multiculturalism on the Tibetan border – The temple of Triloknath in Lahul', New Views of Tibetan Culture, edited by David Templeman and Ruth Gamble, Monash University Press, Melbourne, 2010.

Cousens, D, 'When legal norms and Buddhist practices collide: Australian lessons on dealing with differences', Out of the Shadows, Socially Engaged Buddhist Women, edited by Karma Lekshe Tsomo, Proceedings of the Sakyadhita Conference, Seoul, Korea, 2004, Sri Satguru Publications, Delhi, 2006.

Cousens, D, 'The visionary lineages of Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo', Religion and Secular Culture in Tibet, Tibetan Studies II, edited by Henk Blezer, Proceedings of the Ninth Seminar of the IATS, 2000; Brill, Leiden, 2002.

Cousens, D, 'Becoming a Treasure Finder', Tibetan Studies, vol.1, edited by Helmut Krasser, Michael Torsten Much, Ernst Steinkellner, Helmut Tauscher, Proceedings of the 7th Seminar of the International Association for Tibetan Studies, Graz, 1995, published by Verlag Der Osterreichischen Akademie Der Wissenschaften Wien, 1997.


Conference Papers


Cousens, Diana, 'Seeking Common Ground – Interfaith dialogue as a path to comparative theology', Paper given at the Comparative Theology Conference at the Australian Catholic University, July 2017.

Cousens, Diana, 'Fire and stone – the self arising images of Jawalamukhi and Triloknath', Paper presented at the 6th Beijing International Seminar on Tibetan Studies, Beijing, August 2016.

Cousens, Diana, 'Checking access, raising awareness', Workshop presented at the Exclusion and Embrace – Disability, Justice and Spirituality conference, August 2016.

Cousens, Diana, 'The Tibetan Book of the Dead', Seminar presented at the Sydney Biennale, 16 April 2016, Sydney.

Cousens, Diana, 'A Co-ordinated Policy Response to Child Abuse and Sexual Harassment by the Buddhist Council of Victoria', Paper presented at the Sakyadhita International Buddhist Women's Conference, Jogjakarta, Indonesia, July 2015.

Cousens, D, ' How Avalokiteśvara appeared in Lahul – the statue of Triloknath, International Association of Tibetan Studies Conference, Ulan Bataar, Mongolia, July 2013

Cousens, D, 'Buddhism, interfaith dialogue and Australian multiculturalism' Sakyadhita International Conference on Buddhist Women, Vaishali, India, January 2013.

Cousens, D, 'Buddhism, interfaith dialogue and Australian multiculturalism' The Asian Studies Association of Australia (ASAA) 19th Biennial Conference 2012,University of Western Sydney, 11 July 2012, Sydney.

Cousens, D, 'Disabled Access to Buddhist Temples in Australia', 12th Sakyadhita International Conference on Buddhist Women, 12-18 June 2011, Bangkok, Thailand. The paper reflected on a national policy on disability access that I wrote for the Federation of Australian Buddhist Councils which was adopted across Australia.

Cousens, D, 'Mapping the Buddhist sacred status of Triloknath', Tucci Symposium – On the shoulders of giants: the Tucci legacy in modern scholarship,Monash Asia Institute and the Italian Institute of Culture (Melbourne), October 2010. Subsequently published.

Cousens, D, 'Multiculturalism on the Tibetan border – The temple of Triloknath in Lahul', Paper given by Diana Cousens at the Asian Studies Association of Australia (ASAA) Conference, Melbourne, 3 July 2008. Subsequently published.

Cousens, D, 'The Reflection of the Buddha in the World', AABS Conference, Australasian Association of Buddhist Studies, University of Western Sydney, 2007.