The Lankavatara Sutra
The holy grail of Zen, it covers all the major teachings of Mahayana Buddhism. This is the only Zen sutra ever spoken by the Buddha.
The Platform Sutra - The Zen Teaching of Hui-Neng — translated by Red Pine
Autobiography of the controversial 6th Patriarch of Zen, and his understanding of the fundamentals of a spiritual and practical life.
The Diamond Sutra - Perfection of Wisdom — by Red Pine
This is the Buddhist teaching on the perfection of wisdom and cuts through all obstacles on the path of practice.
The Heart Sutra - The Womb of Buddhas — by Red Pine
A wise book of deep teaching destined to become the standard edition of this timeless statement of Mahayana.
The Treatise on the Great Virtue of Wisdom of Nagarjuna - Mahaprajnaparamitasastra - in five volumes — compiled by Etienne Lamotte
The Jewel Treasury of Advice - A Hundred Teachings From the Heart - The Wisdom of Drikung Bhande Dharmaradza
The author maps out, in verse, the entire structure of the Buddhist path according to both sutra and tantra.
The Surangama Sutra - A new translation with excerpts from the commentary by the venerable master Hsuan Hua.
Mindfulness With Breathing - A Manual for Serious Beginners by Buddhadasa Bhikkhu
The author provides practitioners with penetrating insights into the canonical text which many believe is the most direct transmission of Shakyamuni Buddha's breath meditation methods.
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 Four-Themed Precious Garland - An Introduction to Dzogchen — by Longchenpa
An exposition on the "Four Themes of Gampopa" - the author of the Jewel Ornament of Liberation. It includes a survey of the nine vehicles to Enlightenment as travelled progressively through the sutra, tantra and Dzogchen modes of approach, as well as a description of the goal.