The Lotus-Born - The Life Story of Padmasambhava by Yeshe Tsogyal
Biography of the great master recorded in the ninth century. The complete story of how Buddhism was planted in Tibet.
Jamgon Mipam - His Life and Teachings — by Douglas Duckworth
Biography of one of the most extraordinary figures in the history of Tibet and one of the great luminaries of Tibetan Buddhism in modern times. This book will be of interest, not only to students of Tibetan Buddhism, but to anyone with a sincere interest in discovering the depths of Buddhist insight.
Brilliant Moon - The Autobiography of Dilgo Khyentse
Through lively anecdotes and stories this highly revered Buddhist meditation master and scholar tells about his life of study, retreat, and teaching. The book also comprises recollections by his family and many prominent teachers.
The Hundred Verses of Advice - of Padampa Sangye — by Dilgo Khyentse
Tibetan Buddhist Teachings on What Matters Most. Offers guidance for people trying to lead a dharmic life in the workaday world.
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.
Nagarjuna's Precious Garland - Buddhist Advice for Living and Liberation — translated by Jeffrey Hopkins
The advice for personal happiness is concerned first with improving condition over the course of lifetimes, and then with release from all kinds of suffering, culminating in Buddhahood.
The Life of the Buddha - According to the Pali Canon — by Bhikkhu Nanamoli
Composed entirely of texts from the Pali canon, this unique biography presents the oldest authentic record of the Buddha’s life, his revolutionary philosophy and solution for humanity that leads to the end of ill will, craving and delusion.
The Hidden History of the Tibetan Book of the Dead — by Bryan J. Cuevas
This book provides not only a fascinating look at a popular and enduring spiritual work, but also a much-needed corrective to the proliferation of a historical scholarship surrounding the Tibetan Book of the Dead.
Natural Liberation - Padmasambhava's Teachings on the Six Bardos — translated by B. Alan Wallace
This book illuminates the most profound questions about who we are and provides a map for the journey through life, death, and rebirth in great depth and simplicity. A perfect companion to the well-known Tibetan Book of the Dead.
The Tibetan Book of the Dead - The Great Book of Natural Liberation Through Understanding in the Between — composed by Padmasambhava
Essential and profound book of Tibetan philosophy, that reveals the nature of the mind and its manifestations and offers pure enlightenment. Every page should be read and memorized well ahead of time.