The Tibetan Book of the Dead - The Great Book of Natural Liberation Through Understanding in the Between — composed by Padmasambhava
Essential and profound book of Tibetan philosophy, that reveals the nature of the mind and its manifestations and offers pure enlightenment. Every page should be read and memorized well ahead of time.
The Mirror of Mindfulness - The Cycle of the Four Bardos — by Tsele Natsok Rangdrol
Tibetan Buddhist teachings on the endless cycle of experience. Aimed at inspiring and helping the practitioner achieve liberation from deluded existence.
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.
The Divine Madman - The Sublime Life and Songs of Drukpa Kunley — translated by Keith Dowman
Secret biography of one of Tibets foremost saints - Drukpa Kunley. A collection of anecdotes and songs compiled by a Bhutanese scholar - Geshe Chaphu.
Mother of Knowledge - The Enlightenment of Yeshe Tsogyal — by Namkhai Nyingpo
Biography of Yeshe Tsogyal - the closest disciple of Padmasambhava - written by one of her fellow disciples. A rediscovered Terma text. Adopted for courses at five universities. Includes full color thankas, line drawings, map, and glossary. This text demonstrates the qualities and attitudes essential for the pursuit of the Vajrayana.
The Lives and Liberation of Princess Mandarava - The Indian Consort of Padmasambhava
Lucid translation of a rare Tibetan text with the remarkable life story of Princess Madarava. Those who read this book will gain inspiration and encouragement on the path to liberation.
Buddha's Lions - The Lives of the Eighty-Four Siddhas — by Abhayadatta
Life stories of eighty-four Tantric masters who achieved the highest results of the Vajrayana. Excellent introduction to the Vajrayana and a good resource for the study of Tibetan.
Former Lives of the Karmapas — as told by the 15th and the 16th Gyalwa Karmapa
Wondrous tales from the former lives of the Karmapa - the head of the Karma Kagyu school of Tibetan Buddhism. These eleven tales describe vividly the power and purity of the Karmapa emanations and show us their determination to work skilfully for the welfare of all.
The Hundred Thousand Songs of Milarepa — translated by Garma C.C.Chang
Life-story and teaching of the greatest Poet-Saint ever to appear in the history of Tibetan Buddhism. Wherever he went, crowds of people gathered to hear his sweet sounding voice. This was the first complete version of the classic to appear in the West.
The Life of Milarepa — by Tsang Nyon Heruka
A personal and moving introduction to Tibetan Buddhism, it is also a detailed guide to the search for liberation. It presents a quest for purification and buddhahood in a single lifetime, tracing the path of a great sinner who became a great saint.