The Kalachakra Tantra - Rite of Initiation For the Stage of Generation – by the XIV Dalai Lama and Jeffrey Hopkins
A commentary on the text of Kay-drup-ge-lek-bel-sang-bo , and the text itself.
Buddhism Plain and Simple - The practice of being aware right now every day — by Steve Hagen
This is a book about awareness itself - being awake, alert, in touch with what's actually happening.
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.
Vajrayogini - Her Visualizations, Rituals and Forms — by Elizabeth English
Delves into the origins of Vajrayogini, charting her evolution in India and examining her roots in the Chakrasamvara tantra and in Indian tradition.
Buddhist Philosophy - Essential Readings — by William Edelglass and Jay L. Garfield
This work collects important philosophical texts from each major Buddhist tradition. An ideal single book for an intermediate or advanced course in Buddhist philosophy.
The Cult of Tara - Magic and Ritual in Tibet by Stephan Beyer
This work presents and interprets the living ritual of Tibetan Buddhists.
Longchen Nyingtig - A set of Dzogchen practices and prayers by Jigme Lingpa
These works looks at a seminal figure of this lineage, Jigme Lingpa - an eighteenth-century Buddhist scholar and meditation master whose cycle of teachings - the Longchen Nyingtig - has been handed down through generations as a complete path to enlightenment.
Tibetan Zen - Discovering a Lost Tradition by Sam van Schaik
The stories told by the Dunhuang cave manuscripts. A groundbreaking study of the lost tradition of Tibetan Zen containing the first translations of key texts from one thousand years ago.
Tibetan Ritual — by J.I. Cabezon
This book brings together eleven essays by an international cast of scholars working on ritual texts, institutions and practices in the greater Tibetan cultural world.
The Hidden History of the Tibetan Book of the Dead — by Bryan J. Cuevas
This book provides not only a fascinating look at a popular and enduring spiritual work, but also a much-needed corrective to the proliferation of a historical scholarship surrounding the Tibetan Book of the Dead.