Pure Appearance - Development and Completion Stages in Vajrayana Practice — by Dilgo Khyentse
This work explains the structure of the tantric path and how its stages are put into practice, in terms that apply generally across the spectrum of deity practices. It offers an overview of Tibetan tantric practice that explains its concepts, clarifies its terminology, and shows how its myriad pieces fit together, including an extensive teaching on the bardos.
Golden Letters - The Three Statements of Garab Dorje, First Dzogchen Master
The teachings of Dzogchen, which directly introduces the practitioner to the Nature of Mind, first expounded by Garab Dorje in the country of Uddiyana and later went to India and Tibet.
The Excellent Path to Enlightenment - Oral Teachings on the Root Text of Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo — by Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche
This book explains a key practice text composed by Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo (1820–1892) on the Vajrayana preliminaries.
The Precious Treasury of Pith Instructions — by Longchenpa
Distills the principles underlying the entire range of Buddhist practice in more than 400 stanzas, each consisting of six instructions or pieces of advice.
Dispeller of Obstacles - The Heart Practice of Padmasambhava
This is the heart essence of the accomplished master Padmasambhava who perceives the three times in the entirety.
A Clear Mirror - The Visionary Autobiography of a Tibetan Master — Traktung Dudjom Lingpa
This is the autobiographical account of a saint, a genius, a virtuoso who has granted readers what is most rare in personal accounts: full access to his incredible inner life.
The Essence of Buddhism - An Introduction to Its Philosophy and Practice — by Traleg Kyabgon
This lucid overview of the Buddhist path takes the perspective of the three "vehicles" of Tibetan Buddhism: the Hinayana, Mahayana, and Vajrayana.
Progressive Stages of Meditation on Emptiness — by Tsultrim Gyamtso
Author presents the main schools of Buddhist philosophy with their progressively more subtle and refined views of reality.
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.
Masters of Meditation and Miracles - Lives of the Great Buddhist Masters of India and Tibet — by Tulku Thondup
The Longchen Nyingthig Lineage of Tibetan Buddhism. This book presents colorful biographies of thirty-five realized teachers whose lives were full of peace, enlightenment, and amazing miracles.