Entrance to the Great Perfection - A Guide to the Dzogchen Preliminary Practices — by Cortland Dahl
Blending contemporary and traditional perspectives, this groundbreaking work offers guidance on the profound foundational practices of the Great Perfection.
Enlightened Courage - An Explanation of the Seven-Point Mind Training — by Dilgo Khyentse
Condenses the path to Buddhahood into straight-forward practical instructions based on a famous text of slogans. This book enshrines the living experience and heart of two truly realized masters, translated by people who not only understand but also practice the teachings.
A Concise Lojong Manual — by the 5th Shamarpa Konchok Yenlak
This condensed presentation of the lojong ("mind training") maxims and explanations is a practical companion book for more extensive commentaries. The original Tibetan text and its English translation are included, as well as a brief biographical sketch of Shamar Konchok Yenlak.
Songs of Naropa - Commentaries on Songs of Realization — by Thrangu Rinpoche
This translation contains subtle and penetrating wisdom expressed through the age-old tradition of spiritual songs. Two songs by the great Indian master Naropa are explained in detail by Thrangu Rinpoche.
Old Man Basking in the Sun - Longchenpa's Treasury of Natural Perfection — by Keith Dowman
Through the precept 'nonaction' - which is savoured like 'an old man basking in the sun' - Dzogchen teaches the natural perfection of all our experience, and all our lives, just as it is, without need of any alteration.
Natural Perfection - Longchenpa's Radical Dzogchen — by Keith Dowman
This work presents the radical precepts of Dzogchen, pointing the way to absolute liberation from conceptual fetters and leading the practitioner to a state of pure, natural integration into one's true being. Transcending the Tibetan context or even the confines of Buddhist tradition, Longchen Rabjam delivers a manual full of practical wisdom.
Tantric Techniques — by Jeffrey Hopkins
The book offers a complete system of Tantric meditation, comparing the views of three seminal Tibetan authors on deity yoga, and on issues such as how to safeguard against psychological inflation and how to use negative emotions on the path.
Song of Karmapa - The Aspiration of the Mahamudra of True Meaning - by Lord Rangjung Dorje — with commentary by Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche
Reading this song points out the ultimate transmission - the realization of our innate wisdom.
Masters of Mahamudra - Songs and Histories of the Eighty-Four Buddhist Siddhas — by Keith Dowman
These eighty-four masters - some historical, some archetypal - accomplished this practice in India where they lived between the eighth and twelfth centuries. Leading unconventional lives, the siddhas include some of the greatest Buddhist teachers - Tilopa, Naropa, and Marpa among them.
Essence of Clear Light - An Overview of the Secret Commentary Thorough Dispelling of Darkness throughout the Ten Directions — by Jamgon Mipham, translated by Lama Chonam & Sangye Khandro.
This commentary on the Secret Essence by Mipham Rinpoche illuminates all the crucial points of the entire path of Secret Mantra Vajrayana.