The Sound of Two Hands Clapping - The Education of a Tibetan Buddhist Monk — by Georges B. J. Dreyfus
A unique insider's account of day-to-day life inside a Tibetan monastery - this work reveals to Western audiences the fascinating details of monastic education.
Life and Teachings of Tsong Khapa edited by Prof. R. Thurman
This work brings together a number of extremely important and useful works by and on Tsongkhapa touching transcendental aspects of Sutra, Tantra and Insight Meditation, including mystic conversations with great Bodhisattvas and deeply spiritual songs.
The Two Truths - In the Madhyamika Philosophy of the Gelukpa Order of Tibetan Buddhism — by Guy Newland
Buddhist perspectives on ethics and emptiness centered on the distinction between two truths - the conventional and the ultimate.
Appearance and Reality - The Two Truths in the Four Buddhist Tenet Systems — by Guy Newland
This work examines the two truths - conventional and ultimate truth - in the four tenet systems from within the Tibetan Buddhist context.
Tsongkhapa's Final Exposition of Wisdom — by Jeffery Hopkins
This book presents the final exposition of special insight by Tsongkhapa on the object of negation and on the two truths. It brilliantly explicates ignorance and wisdom, explains relationship between dependent-arising and emptiness, shows how to meditate on emptiness, and explains what it means to view phenomena as like illusions.
The Great Treatise on the Stages of the Path to Enlightenment — by Tsongkhapa
This is one of the brightest jewels in the world's treasury of sacred literature. The various stages of the path are presented so clearly and systematically that they can be easily understood and are inspiring to put into practice. The wisdom found in the nearly 1200 pages of this work is truly astonishing and liberating.
From Here to Enlightenment - An Introduction to Tsongkhapa's Classic Text The Great Treatise on the Stages of the Path to Enlightenment — by Dalai Lama
Tsongkhapa's "Great Treatise" is one of the great classics of world spirituality. An encyclopedic work, it guides the reader from the contemplations of the novice to the most sublime meditations of the expert. This text distills all of the essential points of Tibetan Buddhism, clearly unfolding the entire Buddhist path to enlightenment.
The Ornament of the Middle Way (Madhyamakalamkara) - A Study of the Madhyamaka Thought of Shantarakshita — by James Blumenthal
This work is among the most important Mahayana Buddhist philosophical treatises to emerge on the Indian subcontinent. It is considered to be the quintessential exposition, or root text, of the school of Buddhist philosophical thought known in Tibet as Yogacara-Svatantrika-Madhyamaka.