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.
The Book of Kadam — Attributed to Atisa and Dromtonpa · Library of Tibetan Classic - volume 2
This work is a landmark in the study of Tibetan culture in general and Tibetan Buddhism in particular. Undisputedly one of the greatest works.
Original Perfection - Vairotsana's Five Early Transmissions — by Keith Dowman
The root of Dzogchen - main practice of the Nyingma school of Tibetan Buddhism. Sparkling translation and commentary provide insight and historical background.
Tilopa's Mahamudra Upadesha - The Gangama Instructions With Commentary — by Sangyes Nyenpa
This book offers the reader a window into the oral transmission of these instructions, given in a traditional Tibetan context by one of the Kagyu lineage's most learned and accomplished contemporary masters.
Buddhism's Journey to Tibet — by Jamgon Kongtrul - The Treasury of Knowledge - Volume 2
This book presents Kongtrul's masterful history of Buddhism in India and Tibet.
Buddhahood Without Meditation - A Visionary Account Known as Refining Apparent Phenomena (Nang-Jang) - by Dudjom Lingpa
This work presents the view of the Great Perfection (Dzogchen) through the approach known as trek-chöd (cutting through solidity).
Entrance to the Great Perfection - A Guide to the Dzogchen Preliminary Practices — by Cortland Dahl
Blending contemporary and traditional perspectives, this groundbreaking work offers guidance on the profound foundational practices of the Great Perfection.
Life and Teaching of Naropa — by Herbert V. Guenther
Naropa's biography, translated by the world-renowned Buddhist scholar Herbert V. Guenther from hitherto unknown sources, describes with great psychological insight the spiritual development of this scholar-saint. Translated from the original Tibetan with a Philosophical Commentary based on the Oral Transmission.
Kindly Bent to Ease Us — by Longchenpa
Longchenpa offers a guide to enlightenment that begins with traditional reflections on the preciousness of a human existence, finite in time but unlimited in opportunities. The translator - Dr. H. V. Guenther - introduces each chapter with explications based on Longchenpa's own commentaries.