Going for Refuge - Taking the Precepts by Bhikkhu Bodhi
The following two tracts were written for the purpose of giving a clear and concise explanation of these two steps.
Mindfulness With Breathing - A Manual for Serious Beginners by Buddhadasa Bhikkhu
The author provides practitioners with penetrating insights into the canonical text which many believe is the most direct transmission of Shakyamuni Buddha's breath meditation methods.
The Cult of Tara - Magic and Ritual in Tibet by Stephan Beyer
This work presents and interprets the living ritual of Tibetan Buddhists.
Introduction to the Kalachakra Initiation by Alexander Berzin
This work explains on a practical level and in everyday language the theory of tantra, the vows, commitments, and their implications.
Longchen Nyingtig - A set of Dzogchen practices and prayers by Jigme Lingpa
These works looks at a seminal figure of this lineage, Jigme Lingpa - an eighteenth-century Buddhist scholar and meditation master whose cycle of teachings - the Longchen Nyingtig - has been handed down through generations as a complete path to enlightenment.
Tibetan Zen - Discovering a Lost Tradition by Sam van Schaik
The stories told by the Dunhuang cave manuscripts. A groundbreaking study of the lost tradition of Tibetan Zen containing the first translations of key texts from one thousand years ago.
Rimey Lama Chopa - A Tibetan Rimey Tantric Feast — by Dilgo Khyentse
A Rite to Invoke the Supreme Nectar of Wisdom. A liturgical guruyoga text encompassing all stages of the Path to Enlightenment, with special emphasis on the Eight Chariots Rime lineages.
The Heart Treasure of the Enlightened Ones - The Practice of View, Meditation, and Action — by Dilgo Khyentse & Patrul Rinpoche
In this book, two great Tibetan Buddhist masters of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries challenge us to critically examine our materialistic preoccupations and think carefully about how we want to spend the rest of our lives.
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.
Primordial Purity - Oral Instructions on the Three Words That Strike the Vital Point — by Dilgo Khyentse
This powerful practice is illuminated by Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche in his commentary on an essential text based on the atiyoga dzogchen instructions of the outstanding nineteenth-century master Patrul Rinpoche.