Early Buddhist Discourses — translated by John J. Holder
Twenty discourses from the Pali Canon - including those most essential to the study and teaching of early Buddhism - are provided in fresh translations, accompanied by introductions that highlight the main themes and set the ideas presented in the context of wider philosophical and religious issues.
Awakening of the Heart - Essential Buddhist Sutras and Commentaries — by Thich Nhat Hanh
This is a comprehensive, single volume collection of the Buddha’s key sutras, translated with contemporary commentary by Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh.
Mipham on Buddha-Nature - The Ground of the Nyingma Tradition — by Douglas S. Duckworth
A comprehensive overview of Tibetan Buddhist thinker Mipham's work on emptiness and Buddha-nature. This book represents a significant contribution to the fields of Tibetan and Buddhist studies, and it fills a gap in our knowledge of Nyingma philosophy.
The Uttara Tantra - A Treatise on Buddha Nature — A Commentary on The Uttara Tantra Shastra of Asanga - by Thrangu Rinpoche
A translation of the root text and a commentary of Maitreya's and Asanga's classic text, explaining Buddha nature. The Uttara Tantra is one of the main texts of the Mahayana path. It establishes that there is Buddha-nature in all sentient beings.
Buddha Nature - The Mahayana Uttaratantra Shastra — by Arya Maitreya via Asanga
This is one of the Five Treatises said to have been dictated to Asanga by the Bodhisattva Maitreya. Presents the Buddha's definitive teachings on how we should understand this ground of enlightenment and clarifies the nature and qualities of buddhahood.
Buddhism for Beginners — by Thubten Chodron
This user’s guide to Buddhist basics takes the most commonly asked questions - beginning with "What is the essence of the Buddha's teachings?" - and provides simple answers in plain English. This is an ideal first book on the subject for anyone, but it's also a wonderful resource for seasoned students.
The Jewel Ornament of Liberation - The Wish-Fulfilling Gem of the Noble Teachings — by Gampopa · translated by Konchog Gyaltsen
A masterwork of Tibetan Buddhism. This text has provided the backbone of study particularly in the Kagyu tradition – covering the initial entry into the path and continuing through finding a spiritual master, teachings on impermanence, karma, bodhicitta, Buddha nature, six perfections, bodhisattva bhumis, Buddhahood and the activities of Buddha.
— Lectures by Manly P. Hall
1 - Buddha and the Bomb
2 - Buddha on the Cause and End of Suffering
3 - Mahamaya, Mother of the Buddha
4 - Spirit of Zen
5 - Western Paradise on Earth - Buddhist Doctrine of the Pure Land