A Marvelous Garland of Rare Gems - Biographies of Masters of Awareness in the Dzogchen Lineage — by Nyoshul Khenpo
This work maps out the heart of all the lines of transmission of Dzogpachenpo from the primordial Buddha to the present day.
Tibet's Great Yogi Milarepa - A Biography from the Tibetan Being the Fetsün-Kahbum — by W.Y. Evans-Wentz
Authentic biography of the eleventh-century yogi and poet, who is the most legendary saint in Tibetan Buddhist history.
The Great Image - The Life Story of Vairochana the Translator — compiled by Yudra Nyingpo
Autobiography of the great scholar and translator Vairotsana, as told to a group of his students near the end of his life in the eighth century.
Gampopa - the Monk and the Yogi · His Life and Teachings — by Trungram Gyaltrul Rinpoche
In addition to a bibliography, appendices include a map and a table of place names related to Gampopa and tables summarizing the events in his life.
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 Life of Padmasambhava — by Taranatha
Biography of Padmasambhava - the famed master from Oddiyana who introduced Tantric Buddhism in Tibet in the eighth century.
A Gem of Many Colors - The Autobiography of Jamgon Kongtrul
A rich source of information on the religion, culture, and politics of Tibet during his times.
The Life of Shabkar - Autobiography of a Tibetan Yogin by Shabkar Tsogdruk Rangdrol
The King of Wash-granting Jewels That Fulfills the Hopes of All Fortunate Disciples Who Seek Liberation.
The detailed narration of the life and liberation of the great vajra-holder Shabkar Tsogdruk Rangdrol, refuge and protector for all sentient beings of this dark age.
The Lotus-Born - The Life Story of Padmasambhava by Yeshe Tsogyal
Biography of the great master recorded in the ninth century. The complete story of how Buddhism was planted in Tibet.
Jamgon Mipam - His Life and Teachings — by Douglas Duckworth
Biography of one of the most extraordinary figures in the history of Tibet and one of the great luminaries of Tibetan Buddhism in modern times. This book will be of interest, not only to students of Tibetan Buddhism, but to anyone with a sincere interest in discovering the depths of Buddhist insight.