Gateway to Knowledge - The Gate for Entering the Way of a Pandita — by Jamgon Mipham
A condensation of the Buddhist Canon and its accompanying commentaries. Consolidating the intent of Buddha Shakyamuni's teachings into a unified body of text books, it is the philosophical backbone of the living tradition of Tibetan Buddhism.
Distinguishing Phenomena From Their Intrinsic Nature - Maitreya's Dharmadharmatavibhanga — with commentaries by Khenpo Shenga and Ju Mipham
Outlining the difference between appearance and reality, this work shows that the path to awakening involves leaving behind the inaccurate and limiting beliefs we have about ourselves and the world around us and opening ourselves to the limitless potential of our true nature.
The Four-Themed Precious Garland - An Introduction to Dzogchen — by Longchenpa
An exposition on the "Four Themes of Gampopa" - the author of the Jewel Ornament of Liberation. It includes a survey of the nine vehicles to Enlightenment as travelled progressively through the sutra, tantra and Dzogchen modes of approach, as well as a description of the goal.
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.
Visionary Journey - The Story of the Wildwood Delights & The Story of the Mount Potala Delights — by Longchenpa, Translated and annotated by Herbert V. Guenther
These are two poems - Longchenpa calls them stories, or narratives - that well illustrate his poetic vision and skill.
A Clear Differentiation of the Three Codes - Essential Distinctions Among the Individual Liberation, Great Vehicle, and Tantric Systems — by Sakya Pandita
This work presents the first English translation of the one of the most famous and controversial doctrinal treatises of Tibetan Buddhism.
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.
The Precious Treasury of Philosophical Systems - A Treatise Elucidating the Meaning of the Entire Range of Buddhist Teachings — by Longchenpa
This volume discusses the philosophical tenets of the entire spectrum of Buddhist teachings - Hinayana, Mahayana, Vajrayana, and Dzogchen.
Treasury of Precious Qualities (Book 1 & 2) — by Jigme Lingpa
Hinayana, Mahayana & Vajrayana paths explained by the great Nyingma master.
The Essence of Buddhism - An Introduction to Its Philosophy and Practice — by Traleg Kyabgon
This lucid overview of the Buddhist path takes the perspective of the three "vehicles" of Tibetan Buddhism: the Hinayana, Mahayana, and Vajrayana.