Clarifying the Natural State - A Principal Guidance Manual for Mahamudra — by Dakpo Tashi Namgyal
A Buddhist Classic. Presenting the profound and ultimate instructions of Mahamudra, it embodies the realization of India and Tibet's greatest masters.
The Buddha and His Dhamma by Bhikkhu Bodhi
Two lectures on Buddhism. The first part explores the Buddha's mission, the second his doctrine and path.
The Flight of the Garuda - And Other Selected Titles - The Dzogchen Tradition of Tibetan Buddhism
This ground-breaking book offers translations of four sacred texts of the Dzogchen tradition. With an informative introduction by the translator, it's an invaluable resource for both practice and scholarship.
Fundamental Mind - The Nyingma View of the Great Completeness — by Mipham Gyatso
Khetsun Sangpo Rinbochay provides an illuminating, expansive, and practical commentary on Mi-pam-gya-tso's incisive work on the Great Completeness view of ultimate reality, called The Meaning of Fundamental Mind, Clear Light.
The Guhyagarbha Tantra - Secret Essence Definitive Nature Just As It Is — by Longchenpa
This Secret Essence Tantra is the most advanced and extensively studied tantra within the Nyingma lineage. The author includes complete explanations of the peaceful and wrathful mandalas as well as practical instructions needed to attain the four states of vidyadharahood.
Pure Appearance - Development and Completion Stages in Vajrayana Practice — by Dilgo Khyentse
This work explains the structure of the tantric path and how its stages are put into practice, in terms that apply generally across the spectrum of deity practices. It offers an overview of Tibetan tantric practice that explains its concepts, clarifies its terminology, and shows how its myriad pieces fit together, including an extensive teaching on the bardos.
The Zen Teaching of Bodhidharma — translated by Red Pine
This bilingual edition, the only volume of the great teacher's work currently available in English, presents four teachings in their entirety. The original Chinese text, presented on facing pages, is taken from a Ch'ing dynasty woodblock edition.
The Great Kagyu Masters - The Golden Lineage Treasury — translated by Konchog Gyaltsen
This important and very readable volume tells the extraordinary tales of the greatest teachers of the Kagyu the lineage.
The Excellent Path to Enlightenment - Oral Teachings on the Root Text of Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo — by Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche
This book explains a key practice text composed by Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo (1820–1892) on the Vajrayana preliminaries.
Nagarjuna's Precious Garland - Buddhist Advice for Living and Liberation — translated by Jeffrey Hopkins
The advice for personal happiness is concerned first with improving condition over the course of lifetimes, and then with release from all kinds of suffering, culminating in Buddhahood.