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.
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.
Frameworks of Buddhist Philosophy — by Jamgon Kongtrul - The Treasury of Knowledge - Volume 5
This particular book presents the primary doctrinal points of the different schools of Tibetan Buddhism.
Indo-Tibetan Classical Learning and Buddhist Phenomenology — by Jamgon Kongtrul - The Treasury of Knowledge - Volume 4
Concisely summarizing the theoretical fields of knowledge to be studied prior to the cultivation of reflection and discriminative awareness.
Buddhism's Journey to Tibet — by Jamgon Kongtrul - The Treasury of Knowledge - Volume 2
This book presents Kongtrul's masterful history of Buddhism in India and Tibet.
The Torch of Certainty — by Jamgon Kongtrul
This translation of a fundamental Tantric text reveals the richness and profundity of the intellectual and contemplative traditions of Tibetan Buddhism. The text describes the Four Foundation Practices that all practitioners of Vajrayana Buddhism must complete.
The Two Truths - In the Madhyamika Philosophy of the Gelukpa Order of Tibetan Buddhism — by Guy Newland
Buddhist perspectives on ethics and emptiness centered on the distinction between two truths - the conventional and the ultimate.
Appearance and Reality - The Two Truths in the Four Buddhist Tenet Systems — by Guy Newland
This work examines the two truths - conventional and ultimate truth - in the four tenet systems from within the Tibetan Buddhist context.
Transcending Ego - Distinguishing Consciousness From Wisdom — by the Third Karmapa Rangjung Dorje
This work presents a translation of Rangjung Dorje's brilliant 36 verse doha spanning this topic and includes a lucid and accessible commentary on these verses by Thrangu Rinpoche.
The Karmapa's Middle Way - Feast for the Fortunate — by the 9th Karmapa Wangchuk Dorje
This work contains Wangchuk Dorje's comprehensive commentary on the Indian master Chandrakirti's seminal text - the Madhyamakavatara or Entrance to the Middle Way.