The Lankavatara Sutra
The holy grail of Zen, it covers all the major teachings of Mahayana Buddhism. This is the only Zen sutra ever spoken by the Buddha.
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 Diamond Sutra - Perfection of Wisdom — by Red Pine
This is the Buddhist teaching on the perfection of wisdom and cuts through all obstacles on the path of practice.
The Heart Sutra - The Womb of Buddhas — by Red Pine
A wise book of deep teaching destined to become the standard edition of this timeless statement of Mahayana.
The Treatise on the Great Virtue of Wisdom of Nagarjuna - Mahaprajnaparamitasastra - in five volumes — compiled by Etienne Lamotte
Causality and Emptiness - The Wisdom of Nagarjuna — by Peter Della Santina
Significant works, concerned mostly to the doctrine of interdependent origination.
Ordinary Wisdom — Sakya Pandita's Treasury of Good Advice
A book that reveals the heart of the Buddhist way of life.
The Jewel Treasury of Advice - A Hundred Teachings From the Heart - The Wisdom of Drikung Bhande Dharmaradza
The author maps out, in verse, the entire structure of the Buddhist path according to both sutra and tantra.
A Waterdrop from the Glorious Sea - A concise account of the advent of Buddhism in general and the teachings of the Sakyapa tradition in particular — compiled by Sherab Gyaltsen
The Teacher-Student Relationship — by Jamgon Kongtrul Lodro Taye
This essential text clearly lays out what credentials and qualities one should look for in a wisdom teacher, why a wisdom teacher is necessary, and how the relationship between this teacher and disciple best develops once it is established.