The Profound Inner Principles — by The Third Karmapa Rangjug Dorje
With masterful clarity and precision, this work delineates the principles and foundations of Vajrayana practice. Includes a commentary by Jamgon Kongtrul with extensive footnotes containing extracts from all the other important commentaries to the root text.
Perfect Clarity - A Tibetan Buddhist Anthology of Mahamudra and Dzogchen — translated by Erik Pema Kunsang
An anthology of essential writings on Mahamudra and Dzogchen for the student of Tibetan Buddhism. Translator has selected works by legendary masters both ancient and modern.
Heart Lamp - Lamp of Mahamudra and Heart of the Matter — by Tsele Natsok Rangdrol
This book main idea is that intrinsic to the heart, mind and spirit in every human being is an identical essence which can be realized. This realization makes any man or woman a Buddha.
The Connected Discourses of the Buddha - A New Translation of the Samyutta Nikaya — by Bhikkhu Bodhi
Complete translation of the Samyutta Nikaya, containing all of the important suttas on such key Buddhist concepts as the Four Noble Truths, dependent origination, seven factors of enlightenment, and the Noble Eightfold Path.
Enlightened Courage - An Explanation of the Seven-Point Mind Training — by Dilgo Khyentse
Condenses the path to Buddhahood into straight-forward practical instructions based on a famous text of slogans. This book enshrines the living experience and heart of two truly realized masters, translated by people who not only understand but also practice the teachings.
Mind Training — by Ringu Tulku
This work gives instructions for tonglen breathing practice that ties the concepts of lojong to the physical act of breathing. Focuses simply on giving up, self-cherishing, and transforming self-centered thinking into compassion, egoistic feelings into altruism, desire into acceptance, and resentment into joy.
Illusion's Game - The Life and Teaching of Naropa — by Chogyam Trungpa
In this work Trungpa tulku reveals how the spiritual path is a raw and rugged "unlearning" process that draws us away from the comfort of conventional expectations and conceptual attitudes toward a naked encounter with reality. He opens to Western students of Buddhism the path of devotion and surrender to the guru as the embodiment and representative of reality.
Kindly Bent to Ease Us — by Longchenpa
Longchenpa offers a guide to enlightenment that begins with traditional reflections on the preciousness of a human existence, finite in time but unlimited in opportunities. The translator - Dr. H. V. Guenther - introduces each chapter with explications based on Longchenpa's own commentaries.
Old Man Basking in the Sun - Longchenpa's Treasury of Natural Perfection — by Keith Dowman
Through the precept 'nonaction' - which is savoured like 'an old man basking in the sun' - Dzogchen teaches the natural perfection of all our experience, and all our lives, just as it is, without need of any alteration.
Sky Dancer - The Secret Life and Songs of the Lady Yeshe Tsogyel — by Keith Dowman
Yeshe Tsogyal - consort of Guru Padmasambhava - is the most famous of the enlightened women of Tibet. One of the few texts dealing with the spiritual evolution of a female aspirant.