Excellent Buddhism - An Exemplary Life — by Kalu Rinpoche
This book contains a number of biographical documents on Kalu Rinpoche, notably the remarkable memories of Lama Gyaltsen. This volume also contains teachings dealing more specifically with daily life and with the relationship between Buddhism and the West.
Great Disciples of the Buddha - Their Lives, Their Works, Their Legacy — by Nyanaponika Thera & Hellmuth Hecker
Another one part of Teachings of the Buddha series. Twenty-four of the Buddha's most distinguished disciples are brought to life in ten chapters of rich narration. Drawn from a wide range of authentic Pali sources, the material in these stories has never before been assembled in a single volume.
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.
Nagarjuna in Context - Mahayana Buddhism and Early Indian Culture — by Joseph Walser
This work is the first examination of Nagarjuna's life and writings in the context of the religious and monastic debates of the second century CE.
Women of Wisdom — by Tsultrim Allione
This book explores and celebrates the spiritual potential of all women, as exemplified by the lives of six Tibetan female mystics. These stories of great women who have achieved full illumination, overcoming cultural prejudices and a host of other problems which male practitioners do not encounter, offer a wealth of inspiration to everyone on the spiritual path.
The Life of Gampopa — by Jampa Mackenzie Stewart - introduced by Lobsang P. Lhalungpa
Here is the first complete life story of Gampopa - foremost disciple of Milarepa and a forefather of the Kagyu lineages. Compiled from numerous Tibetan biographies, this comprehensive and inspiring rendition highlights the extraordinary details of Gampopa's meditative experiences and presents direct insights into the practice and realisation of Mahamudra.
The Jewel Ornament of Liberation - The Wish-Fulfilling Gem of the Noble Teachings — by Gampopa · translated by Konchog Gyaltsen
A masterwork of Tibetan Buddhism. This text has provided the backbone of study particularly in the Kagyu tradition – covering the initial entry into the path and continuing through finding a spiritual master, teachings on impermanence, karma, bodhicitta, Buddha nature, six perfections, bodhisattva bhumis, Buddhahood and the activities of Buddha.