Sky Dancer - The Secret Life and Songs of the Lady Yeshe Tsogyel — by Keith Dowman
Yeshe Tsogyal - consort of Guru Padmasambhava - is the most famous of the enlightened women of Tibet. One of the few texts dealing with the spiritual evolution of a female aspirant.
Masters of Mahamudra - Songs and Histories of the Eighty-Four Buddhist Siddhas — by Keith Dowman
These eighty-four masters - some historical, some archetypal - accomplished this practice in India where they lived between the eighth and twelfth centuries. Leading unconventional lives, the siddhas include some of the greatest Buddhist teachers - Tilopa, Naropa, and Marpa among them.
Essence of Clear Light - An Overview of the Secret Commentary Thorough Dispelling of Darkness throughout the Ten Directions — by Jamgon Mipham, translated by Lama Chonam & Sangye Khandro.
This commentary on the Secret Essence by Mipham Rinpoche illuminates all the crucial points of the entire path of Secret Mantra Vajrayana.
Luminous Essence - A Guide to the Guhyagarbha Tantra — by Ju Mipham
This is a complete introduction to the world of tantric thought and practice. Embodying the essence of tantric practice, this text has been a central scripture in Tibetan Buddhism for well over a thousand years.
Deity, Mantra, and Wisdom - Development Stage Meditation in Tibetan Buddhist Tantra — by Jigme Lingpa, Patrul Rinpoche, and Getse Mahapandita Tsewang Chokdrub
This book contains eloquent and inspiring classic writings that lay out the central trainings on the path of Tantra. In particular, the use of visualization and sound in meditation practice. The texts included here are among the most widely studied commentaries from the Tibetan tradition.
Highest Yoga Tantra - An Introduction to the Esoteric Buddhism of Tibet — by Daniel Cozort
This extraordinary book clearly outlines and discusses the methods for transforming both body and mind through the highest forms of tantric practice.
Yoga Tantra - Paths to Magical Feats — by Tsongkhapa - with a commentary by Dalai Lama, translated by Jeffrey Hopkins
This book explores "paths to magical feats" through a dedicated practice of Yoga Tantra. It builds upon the practice of deity yoga, in which a person joins one's own body, speech, mind and activities with the exalted body, speech, mind and activities of a supramundane being.
The Bliss of Inner Fire - Heart Practice of the Six Yogas of Naropa — by Lama Yeshe
The author follows Je Tsongkhapa's (1357-1419 a.d.) text - Having the Three Convictions - and introduces the renowned Six Yogas of Naropa, focusing mainly on the first of these six - the practice of "inner fire".
Brilliant Illumination of the Lamp of the Five Stages - Practical Instructions in the King of Tantras - The Glorious Esoteric Community — by Tsongkhapa
The present work is the cornerstone of a Treasury of the Buddhist Sciences series. It is Tsongkhapa's most important commentary on the perfection stage practices of the Guhyasamaja - the Tantra he considered fundamental.
Introduction to Emptiness - As Taught in Tsongkhapa's Great Treatise on the Stages of the Path — by Guy Newland
This work explains, that emptiness is not a mystical sort of nothingness, but a specific truth that can and must be understood through calm and careful reflection. While the exposition is rich in technical detail and textual reference, it is absolutely accessible to the beginning student.