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.
The Essence of Other-Emptiness — by Taranatha
This book contains two crucial texts on the Jonangpa School's controversial doctrine of 'other-emptiness' written by the Tibetan scholar Taranatha. These texts provide a clear, concise, and approachable source for analysis of the central doctrine of the Tibetan school.
Entrance to the Great Perfection - A Guide to the Dzogchen Preliminary Practices — by Cortland Dahl
Blending contemporary and traditional perspectives, this groundbreaking work offers guidance on the profound foundational practices of the Great Perfection.
Lojong Teachings — by 14th Shamarpa
His Holliness Kunzig Shamar Rinpoche's Commentary on Asanga's Seven-Point Mind-Training.
Enlightened Courage - An Explanation of the Seven-Point Mind Training — by Dilgo Khyentse
Condenses the path to Buddhahood into straight-forward practical instructions based on a famous text of slogans. This book enshrines the living experience and heart of two truly realized masters, translated by people who not only understand but also practice the teachings.
A Concise Lojong Manual — by the 5th Shamarpa Konchok Yenlak
This condensed presentation of the lojong ("mind training") maxims and explanations is a practical companion book for more extensive commentaries. The original Tibetan text and its English translation are included, as well as a brief biographical sketch of Shamar Konchok Yenlak.
Essential Mind Training — by Thupten Jinpa
This volume contains eighteen individual works, including such renowned teachings as Atisa's Bodhisattva's Jewel Garland , Langri Thangpa's Eight Verses on Mind Training , and Chekawa's Seven-Point Mind Training , together with the earliest commentaries on these seminal texts as well as other independent works.
Mind Training — by Ringu Tulku
This work gives instructions for tonglen breathing practice that ties the concepts of lojong to the physical act of breathing. Focuses simply on giving up, self-cherishing, and transforming self-centered thinking into compassion, egoistic feelings into altruism, desire into acceptance, and resentment into joy.
The Practice of Lojong - Cultivating Compassion Through Training the Mind — by Traleg Kyabgon
For many centuries Indian and Tibetan Buddhists have employed this collection of pithy, penetrating Dharma slogans to develop compassion, equanimity, loving kindness, and joy for others. Known as the Lojong - or mind-training - teachings, these slogans have been the subject of deep study, contemplation, and commentary by many great masters.
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.