Pure Appearance - Development and Completion Stages in Vajrayana Practice — by Dilgo Khyentse
This work explains the structure of the tantric path and how its stages are put into practice, in terms that apply generally across the spectrum of deity practices. It offers an overview of Tibetan tantric practice that explains its concepts, clarifies its terminology, and shows how its myriad pieces fit together, including an extensive teaching on the bardos.
The Great Kagyu Masters - The Golden Lineage Treasury — translated by Konchog Gyaltsen
This important and very readable volume tells the extraordinary tales of the greatest teachers of the Kagyu the lineage.
Gampopa Teaches Essence Mahamudra - Interviews with his heart disciples, Dusum Khyenpa and others
The two volumes collectively contain all of the "Interviews" section of Gampopa's Collected Works. These are amongst the most interesting writings to be found in Tibetan literature because of the very personal quality found in them.
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.
The Excellent Path to Enlightenment - Oral Teachings on the Root Text of Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo — by Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche
This book explains a key practice text composed by Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo (1820–1892) on the Vajrayana preliminaries.
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.
The Precious Treasury of Pith Instructions — by Longchenpa
Distills the principles underlying the entire range of Buddhist practice in more than 400 stanzas, each consisting of six instructions or pieces of advice.
A Beginner's Guide to Tibetan Buddhism - Notes From a Practitioner's Journey — by Bruce Newman
This is a ground-level, practice-oriented presentation of Tibetan Buddhism - personal and very accessible.
A Clear Mirror - The Visionary Autobiography of a Tibetan Master — Traktung Dudjom Lingpa
This is the autobiographical account of a saint, a genius, a virtuoso who has granted readers what is most rare in personal accounts: full access to his incredible inner life.