Engaging Buddhism - Why It Matters to Philosophy — by Jay L. Garfield
A book for those who want to extend their horizons and see how Buddhist theory articulates with contemporary philosophy.
Tibet, Tibet - A Personal History of a Lost Land — by Patrick French
With immense learning and a clear but compassionate eye, the author gives us a sober new understanding of a culture's senseless catastrophe.
Eminent Nuns - Women Chan Masters of Seventeenth-Century China ― by Beata Grant
An important perspective on female monasticism in China, and the contribution of Buddhist nuns to the history of Chinese women's writing.
Buton's History of Buddhism in India and Its Spread to Tibet - A Treasury of Priceless Scripture — translated by Lisa Stein and Ngawang Zangpo
This 14th century lively history introduces basic Buddhism as practiced throughout India and Tibet.
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.
A Marvelous Garland of Rare Gems - Biographies of Masters of Awareness in the Dzogchen Lineage — by Nyoshul Khenpo
This work maps out the heart of all the lines of transmission of Dzogpachenpo from the primordial Buddha to the present day.
Overview of Buddhist Tantra - General Presentation of the Classes of Tantra, Captivating the Minds of the Fortunate Ones — by Panchen Sonam Dragpa
A scholarly exposition of the framework of Tantric practice, presented in a methodical and accessible manner.
Tibet's Great Yogi Milarepa - A Biography from the Tibetan Being the Fetsün-Kahbum — by W.Y. Evans-Wentz
Authentic biography of the eleventh-century yogi and poet, who is the most legendary saint in Tibetan Buddhist history.
The Nyingma School of Tibetan Buddhism - Its Fundamentals and History — by Dudjom Rinpoche
Covers in detail and depth both the fundamental teachings and the history of Tibetan Buddhism's oldest school.