The Torch of Certainty — by Jamgon Kongtrul
This translation of a fundamental Tantric text reveals the richness and profundity of the intellectual and contemplative traditions of Tibetan Buddhism. The text describes the Four Foundation Practices that all practitioners of Vajrayana Buddhism must complete.
The Divine Madman - The Sublime Life and Songs of Drukpa Kunley — translated by Keith Dowman
Secret biography of one of Tibets foremost saints - Drukpa Kunley. A collection of anecdotes and songs compiled by a Bhutanese scholar - Geshe Chaphu.
Machik's Complete Explanation - Clarifying the Meaning of Chod — with commentary by the 3rd Karmapa - Rangjung Dorje
This book is the most famous book of teachings of Machik Labdron - the great female saint and yogini of 11 and 12th century Tibet.
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.