Master of Wisdom - Writings of the Buddhist Master Nagarjuna
An excellent introduction to Madhyamika. This book contains two hymns of praise to the Buddha, two treatises on Shunyata, and two works that clarify the connection of analysis, meditation, and moral conduct. Includes Tibetan verses in transliteration and critical editions of extant Sanskrit.
Naked Awareness - Practical Instructions on the Union of Mahamudra and Dzogchen — by Karma Chagme - with commentary by Gyatrul Rinpoche, translated by B. Alan Wallace
Unusually elegant synthesis of the leading Tibetan approaches to Buddhist meditation.
A Spacious Path to Freedom - Practical Instructions on the Union of Mahamudra and Atiyoga — by Karma Chagme, with commentary by Gyatrul Rinpoche, translated by Alan B. Wallace.
This manual of Tibetan meditation simply and thoroughly presents the profound Dzogchen and Mahamudra systems of practice. It is incomparable introduction to the actual practice of higher meditative instructions.
The Great Secret of Mind - Special Instructions on the Nonduality of Dzogchen — by Tulku Pema Rigtsal, translated by Keith Dowman
Weaving in personal stories and everyday examples, Pema Rigtsal leads the reader to see that all phenomena are the spontaneous display of mind, a magical illusion, and yet there is something shining in the midst of experience that is naturally pure and spacious.
The Practice of Mahamudra — The Teachings of His Holiness the Drikung Kyabgon Chetsang Rinpoche
Explanation of the five stages of Mahamudra. Probably the clearest presentation of Mahamudra meditation practice available in English.
The Mahamudra - Eliminating the Darkness of Ignorance — by 9th Karmapa Wangchug Dorje
One of the most famous expositions of the Mahamudra meditational system concerning the true nature of mind. Accompanying the root text is a commentary given orally by Beru Khyentze Rinpoche, based on the teachings of his guru - His Holiness the Sixteenth Karmapa.
Healing With Form, Energy and Light - The Five Elements in Tibetan Shamanism, Tantra, and Dzogchen — by Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche
These Dzogchen teachings offers the reader healing meditations and yogic practices on each of these levels. This is a manual for replacing an anxious, narrow, uncomfortable identity with one that is expansive, peaceful, and capable.
The Lion's Roar - An Introduction to Tantra — by Chögyam Trungpa
This book is based on two historic seminars of the 1970s, in which Chögyam Trungpa introduced the tantric teachings of Tibetan Buddhism to his Western students. Each seminar bore the title "The Nine Yanas". The author's nontheoretical, experiential approach opens up a world of fundamental psychological insights and subtleties. He speaks directly to a contemporary Western audience, using earthly analogies that place the ancient teachings in the midst of ordinary life.
Middle Beyond Extremes — Maitreya's Madhyantavibhaga - with commentaries by Khenpo Shenga and Ju Mipham
A classic exposition of the Mind-Only School of Mahayana Buddhism. Included are two commentaries which flesh out the terse root text and explore the underlying philosophical issues. This famed text, often referred to by its Sanskrit title - Madhyantavibhaga - is part of a collection known as the Five Maitreya Teachings.
Buddhism for Beginners — by Thubten Chodron
This user’s guide to Buddhist basics takes the most commonly asked questions - beginning with "What is the essence of the Buddha's teachings?" - and provides simple answers in plain English. This is an ideal first book on the subject for anyone, but it's also a wonderful resource for seasoned students.