The Torch of Certainty — by Jamgon Kongtrul
This translation of a fundamental Tantric text reveals the richness and profundity of the intellectual and contemplative traditions of Tibetan Buddhism. The text describes the Four Foundation Practices that all practitioners of Vajrayana Buddhism must complete.
The Practice of Green Tara — by Bardor Tulku Rinpoche
This teaching is on the deity called Arya Tara. Often known as the great liberator who rescues beings from the eight great fears. She is one the bodhisattvas that Avalokiteshvara created from a drop of his tear.
Chod Practice Manual and Commentary — by the 14th Karmapa Thekchok Dorje and Jamgon Kongtrul Lodro Taye
Classic and essential manual for students, theologians, and practitioners of Chod with many helpful illustrations of specific visualizations employed during practice.
Mahamudra Teachings of the Supreme Siddhas — by the 3rd Karmapa Rangjung Dorje
A commentary by the 8th Situ Rinpoche on the 3rd Karmapa Ranjung Dorje's Aspiration Prayer of Mahamudra of Definitive Meaning. Explains powerful Mahamudra practices for realizing the mind's fundamental nature. Presents all of the stages of instruction on the ground, path and fruition.
Empowerment and the Path of Liberation — by Tsele Natsok Rangdrol
Instructions on all the key points of Buddhist training. The path of liberation, Mahamudra and Dzogchen.
Transcending Ego - Distinguishing Consciousness From Wisdom — by the Third Karmapa Rangjung Dorje
This work presents a translation of Rangjung Dorje's brilliant 36 verse doha spanning this topic and includes a lucid and accessible commentary on these verses by Thrangu Rinpoche.
Ocean of Definitive Meaning – by The Ninth Karmapa Wangchuk Dorje
This is the most profound and famous text on Mahamudra ever written and is of vital importance in the living Kagyu tradition. It offers a detailed, uniquely comprehensive presentation of instruction on both the view and the practice.
The Center of the Sunlit Sky - Madhyamaka in the Kagyu Tradition — by Karl Brunnholzl
The book follows the original Indian sources as well as the standard commentaries on Madhyamaka in the Kagyu School of Tibetan Buddhism.
Straight From the Heart - Buddhist Pith Instructions — by Karl Brunnholzl
This book brings together an inspiring collection of Buddhist teachings, songs of realization, meditation instructions, and enlightened poetry all chosen for their power to speak directly to the student. Each of the works is preceded by a brief introduction and a short biography of its author.
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.