Secret Doctrines of The Tibetan Books of The Dead
— by Detlef Ingo Lauf
Detailed portrayal of the teachings and the iconography that play a major role in the Tibetan understanding of death and dying.
Transcending Madness - The Experience of the Six Bardos — by Chögyam Trungpa
An insightful look at the 'madness' of our familiar psychological patterns, how they present an opportunity to transmute daily experience into freedom.
Death, Intermediate State, and Rebirth in Tibetan Buddhism — by Jeffrey Hopkins
An excellent companion volume to the Tibetan Books of the Dead , and also contemporary Western works on death and dying.
A Lamp to Illuminate the Five Stages · Teachings on Guhyasamaja Tantra — by Tsongkhapa - translated by Gavin Kilty (Library of Tibetan Classics - Volume 15)
Covers the subtle human physiology of channels and winds along with the process of dying, bardo and rebirth.
Pure Appearance - Development and Completion Stages in Vajrayana Practice — by Dilgo Khyentse
This work explains the structure of the tantric path and how its stages are put into practice, in terms that apply generally across the spectrum of deity practices. It offers an overview of Tibetan tantric practice that explains its concepts, clarifies its terminology, and shows how its myriad pieces fit together, including an extensive teaching on the bardos.
Natural Liberation - Padmasambhava's Teachings on the Six Bardos — translated by B. Alan Wallace
This book illuminates the most profound questions about who we are and provides a map for the journey through life, death, and rebirth in great depth and simplicity. A perfect companion to the well-known Tibetan Book of the Dead.
The Tibetan Book of the Dead - The Great Book of Natural Liberation Through Understanding in the Between — composed by Padmasambhava
Essential and profound book of Tibetan philosophy, that reveals the nature of the mind and its manifestations and offers pure enlightenment. Every page should be read and memorized well ahead of time.
The Mirror of Mindfulness - The Cycle of the Four Bardos — by Tsele Natsok Rangdrol
Tibetan Buddhist teachings on the endless cycle of experience. Aimed at inspiring and helping the practitioner achieve liberation from deluded existence.
Secret Buddhism - Vajrayana Practices — by Kalu Rinpoche
Essentials of Vajrayana, mantras, empowerments, the Six Yogas of Naropa, Chod, Pure Land, and the six bardos. A history of the Kagyupa and Shangpa Lineages and some explanation of the principles of Tibetan medicine complete this survey of Tibetan Buddhism.
Gently Whispered - Oral Teachings — by Kalu Rinpoche
A memorial volume of teachings by one of the greatest lamas of this century, which includes many valuable oral teachings on the nature of the mind, taking refuge, working with the emotions, death and rebirth, meditation, tantra and mahamudra, plus a detailed commentary on the Chenrezig sadhana.