Mother of Knowledge - The Enlightenment of Yeshe Tsogyal — by Namkhai Nyingpo
Biography of Yeshe Tsogyal - the closest disciple of Padmasambhava - written by one of her fellow disciples. A rediscovered Terma text. Adopted for courses at five universities. Includes full color thankas, line drawings, map, and glossary. This text demonstrates the qualities and attitudes essential for the pursuit of the Vajrayana.
Buddha's Lions - The Lives of the Eighty-Four Siddhas — by Abhayadatta
Life stories of eighty-four Tantric masters who achieved the highest results of the Vajrayana. Excellent introduction to the Vajrayana and a good resource for the study of Tibetan.
Gently Whispered - Oral Teachings — by Kalu Rinpoche
A memorial volume of teachings by one of the greatest lamas of this century, which includes many valuable oral teachings on the nature of the mind, taking refuge, working with the emotions, death and rebirth, meditation, tantra and mahamudra, plus a detailed commentary on the Chenrezig sadhana.
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.
Secret of the Vajra World - The Tantric Buddhism of Tibet — by Reginald A. Ray
This book provides an entrée into the Tantric (or Vajrayana) Buddhism of Tibet, as conveyed by Tibetan masters teaching in the West, and as received by their Western students. Used metaphorically, "Vajra World" refers to the traditional culture of Tibet and the unique spirituality that is its secret strength.
Treasures From Juniper Ridge - The Profound Treasure Instructions of Padmasambhava to the Dakini Yeshe Tsogyal — with commentary by Urgyen Tulku
Collection of terma teachings given by Padmasambhava, Tantric master who brought Vajrayana Buddhism to Tibet.
Secret Teachings of Padmasambhava — Essential Instructions on Mastering the Energies of Life
These ancient texts - attributed to the great Tibetan meditation master Padmasambhava - offer traditional Vajrayana Buddhist teachings on the nature of the fundamental elements that make up our world.
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.
Life and Teaching of Naropa — by Herbert V. Guenther
Naropa's biography, translated by the world-renowned Buddhist scholar Herbert V. Guenther from hitherto unknown sources, describes with great psychological insight the spiritual development of this scholar-saint. Translated from the original Tibetan with a Philosophical Commentary based on the Oral Transmission.
Readings on the Six Yogas of Naropa — by Glenn H. Mullin
In this book are six important commentaries on this popular Tibetan tantric system, including original works by Tilopa and Naropa (the 11th-century Indian masters who first formulated it from various Buddhist tantric legacies) as well as Tibetan writings by Tsongkhapa the Great, Gyalwa Wensapa, the First Panchen Lama, and Lama Jey Sherab Gyatso.