Madhyamaka and Yogacara - Allies or Rivals? — by Jay L. Garfield and Jan Westerhoff
This collection of essays addresses the degree to which these philosophical approaches are consistent or complementary.
Seven Works of Vasubandhu - the Buddhist Psychological Doctor - by Stefan Anacker
The seven treatises presented here are complete works with a most varied range of topics and serve at least as an introduction to his thought.
Luminous Heart - The Third Karmapa on Consciousness, Wisdom, and Buddha Nature
This superb collection of writings on buddha nature by the Third Karmapa Rangjung Dorje focuses on the transition from ordinary deluded consciousness to enlightened wisdom, the characteristics of buddhahood, and a buddha's enlightened activity.
The Ornament of the Middle Way (Madhyamakalamkara) - A Study of the Madhyamaka Thought of Shantarakshita — by James Blumenthal
This work is among the most important Mahayana Buddhist philosophical treatises to emerge on the Indian subcontinent. It is considered to be the quintessential exposition, or root text, of the school of Buddhist philosophical thought known in Tibet as Yogacara-Svatantrika-Madhyamaka.
The Realm of Awakening - A Translation and Study of the Tenth Chapter of Asanga's Mahayanasangraha — by Paul J. Griffiths & John P. Keenan
One of the foundational documents of the Yogacara school of Mahayana Buddhism. It presents the systematic thinking of one of the greatest early Buddhist theoreticians on the nature of the Buddha.
Nagarjuna's In Praise of Dharmadhatu - with 3rd Karmapa's commentary
This book explores the scope, contents, and significance of Nagarjuna's scriptural legacy in India and Tibet, focusing primarily on the title work. It also provides an overview of the Third Karmapa's basic outlook, based on seven of his major texts. Very finely tuned synthesis of the two great traditions of Indian mahayana Buddhism - Madhyamaka and Yogacara.
The Adornment of the Middle Way — Shantarakshita's Madhyamakalamkara With Commentary by Jamgon Mipham
In this work, Shantarakshita synthesized the views of Madhyamaka and Yogacara - the two great streams of Mahayana Buddhism. This was the last great philosophical development of Buddhist India.
Middle Beyond Extremes — Maitreya's Madhyantavibhaga - with commentaries by Khenpo Shenga and Ju Mipham
A classic exposition of the Mind-Only School of Mahayana Buddhism. Included are two commentaries which flesh out the terse root text and explore the underlying philosophical issues. This famed text, often referred to by its Sanskrit title - Madhyantavibhaga - is part of a collection known as the Five Maitreya Teachings.