Balancing the Mind - A Tibetan Buddhist Approach to Refining Attention — by B. Alan Wallace
This book explains the methods and experiences of Tibetan practitioners and compares these with investigations of consciousness by Western scientists and philosophers. Includes a translation of the classic discussion of methods for developing exceptionally high degrees of attentional stability and clarity by fifteenth-century Tibetan contemplative - Tsongkhapa.
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.
The Bliss of Inner Fire - Heart Practice of the Six Yogas of Naropa — by Lama Yeshe
The author follows Je Tsongkhapa's (1357-1419 a.d.) text - Having the Three Convictions - and introduces the renowned Six Yogas of Naropa, focusing mainly on the first of these six - the practice of "inner fire".
Nagarjuna's In Praise of Dharmadhatu - with 3rd Karmapa's commentary
This book explores the scope, contents, and significance of Nagarjuna's scriptural legacy in India and Tibet, focusing primarily on the title work. It also provides an overview of the Third Karmapa's basic outlook, based on seven of his major texts. Very finely tuned synthesis of the two great traditions of Indian mahayana Buddhism - Madhyamaka and Yogacara.
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.
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.
Penetrating Wisdom - The Aspiration of Samantabhadra — by Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche
This is a book of teachings on the Buddhist paths of Dzogchen and Tantra by an innovative Tibetan master who is both authoritative and modern. Basing himself on The Aspiration of Samantabhadra - a proclamation in the Buddhist tantras of the Buddha Samantabhadra - Ponlop Rinpoche illuminates the philosophy and meditation practices of Dzogchen.