The Heart of Compassion - The Thirty-Seven Verses on the Practice of a Bodhisattva — by Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche
This classic text presents ways that we can work with our own hearts and minds, starting wherever we find ourselves now, to unravel our small-minded preoccupations and discover our own potential for compassion, love, and wisdom.
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.
The Snow Lion's Turquoise Mane - Wisdom Tales from Tibet — by Surya Das
This remarkable book brings together more than 150 authentic Buddhist teaching tales from the Hidden Kingdom of Tibet - most never before translated into English.
Nagarjuna's Precious Garland - Buddhist Advice for Living and Liberation — translated by Jeffrey Hopkins
The advice for personal happiness is concerned first with improving condition over the course of lifetimes, and then with release from all kinds of suffering, culminating in Buddhahood.
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.
Vajra Speech - Pith Instructions For The Dzogchen Yogi — by Tulku Urgyen
A Commentary on The Quintessence of Spiritual Practice, The Direct Instructions of the Great Compassionate One. This Tibetan master's advice reduces negative emotions and naturally enables loving kindness, compassion and wisdom to flourish.
Hidden Teachings of Tibet - An Explanation of the Terma Tradition of Tibetan Buddhism — by Tulku Thondup
The story of the terma treasure tradition initiated by Padmasambhava, the ninth-century saint who established Buddhism in Tibet.
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.
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.