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.
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.
Brilliant Moon - The Autobiography of Dilgo Khyentse
Through lively anecdotes and stories this highly revered Buddhist meditation master and scholar tells about his life of study, retreat, and teaching. The book also comprises recollections by his family and many prominent teachers.
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.
A Clear Mirror - The Visionary Autobiography of a Tibetan Master — Traktung Dudjom Lingpa
This is the autobiographical account of a saint, a genius, a virtuoso who has granted readers what is most rare in personal accounts: full access to his incredible inner life.