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 Seven-Point Mind Training - A Tibetan Method for Cultivating Mind and Heart — by B. Alan Wallace
Lojong - the Seven-Point Mind Training - is a thousand-year-old set of Tibetan teachings for cultivating an open mind and a compassionate heart. This Mind Training is especially well-suited for an active life. It helps us to reexamine our relationships - to family, friends, enemies, and strangers - and gradually transform our responses to whatever life throws our way.
Natural Perfection - Longchenpa's Radical Dzogchen — by Keith Dowman
This work presents the radical precepts of Dzogchen, pointing the way to absolute liberation from conceptual fetters and leading the practitioner to a state of pure, natural integration into one's true being. Transcending the Tibetan context or even the confines of Buddhist tradition, Longchen Rabjam delivers a manual full of practical wisdom.
Speech of Delight — Mipham's Commentary on Santaraksita's Ornament of the Middle Way
Treasured dearly as "The Eyes of Ju Mipham Rinpoche" - this commentary is a key element in the curriculum of many of the monastic colleges in Tibet and South Asia. Simultaneously direct and profound, it displays the hallmarks of Mipham's accomplished authorship.
Tara the Liberator - How to Free Your Mind — by Thubten Chodron
The female deity Tara embodies enlightenment, wisdom, and freedom from fear. When practitioners meditate on Tara, they uncover these qualities within themselves.
Aryadeva's Four Hundred Stanzas on the Middle Way
Republished version of Yogic Deeds of Bodhisattvas. A core text and an absolute must-have for Mahayana Buddhist studies shelves.
Tsongkhapa's Final Exposition of Wisdom — by Jeffery Hopkins
This book presents the final exposition of special insight by Tsongkhapa on the object of negation and on the two truths. It brilliantly explicates ignorance and wisdom, explains relationship between dependent-arising and emptiness, shows how to meditate on emptiness, and explains what it means to view phenomena as like illusions.
Opening the Door to Bön — by Nyima Dakpa
Bön is the ancient pre-Buddhist religion of Tibet, is still practiced today with a rapidly growing number of readers interested in the shamanism and magic that are part of its complete path to liberation. Full of practical and explicit instructions, this handbook for Westerners details the outer and inner fundamental Bön practices.
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.
The Way of the Bodhisattva (Bodhicharyavatara) — by Shantideva
Treasured by Buddhists of all traditions, "The Way of the Bodhisattva" (Bodhicharyavatara) is a guide to cultivating the mind of enlightenment, and to generating the qualities of love, compassion, generosity, and patience.