The Great Image - The Life Story of Vairochana the Translator — compiled by Yudra Nyingpo
Autobiography of the great scholar and translator Vairotsana, as told to a group of his students near the end of his life in the eighth century.
Original Perfection - Vairotsana's Five Early Transmissions — by Keith Dowman
The root of Dzogchen - main practice of the Nyingma school of Tibetan Buddhism. Sparkling translation and commentary provide insight and historical background.
The Life of Padmasambhava — by Taranatha
Biography of Padmasambhava - the famed master from Oddiyana who introduced Tantric Buddhism in Tibet in the eighth century.
Ordinary Wisdom — Sakya Pandita's Treasury of Good Advice
A book that reveals the heart of the Buddhist way of life.
A Gem of Many Colors - The Autobiography of Jamgon Kongtrul
A rich source of information on the religion, culture, and politics of Tibet during his times.
Atisha and Buddhism in Tibet translated by Doboom Tulku & Glenn H. Mullin
This booklet is on the life and teachings of the eleventh century Indian Buddhist master Atisha.
The Life of Shabkar - Autobiography of a Tibetan Yogin by Shabkar Tsogdruk Rangdrol
The King of Wash-granting Jewels That Fulfills the Hopes of All Fortunate Disciples Who Seek Liberation.
The detailed narration of the life and liberation of the great vajra-holder Shabkar Tsogdruk Rangdrol, refuge and protector for all sentient beings of this dark age.
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.