The Tibetan Book of the Dead - The Great Book of Natural Liberation Through Understanding in the Between — composed by Padmasambhava
Essential and profound book of Tibetan philosophy, that reveals the nature of the mind and its manifestations and offers pure enlightenment. Every page should be read and memorized well ahead of time.
Masters of Meditation and Miracles - Lives of the Great Buddhist Masters of India and Tibet — by Tulku Thondup
The Longchen Nyingthig Lineage of Tibetan Buddhism. This book presents colorful biographies of thirty-five realized teachers whose lives were full of peace, enlightenment, and amazing miracles.
The Legend of the Great Stupa & The Life Story of the Lotus Born Guru - Two Termas from the Nyingma Tradition — by Padmasambhava & Yeshe Tsogyal
Translation of two texts related by the Great Guru. It tells the wondrous story of the oldest stupa in the world at Boudhnath, Kathmandu, and also relates the concise biography of Padmasambhava.
Buddhahood Without Meditation - A Visionary Account Known as Refining Apparent Phenomena (Nang-Jang) - by Dudjom Lingpa
This work presents the view of the Great Perfection (Dzogchen) through the approach known as trek-chöd (cutting through solidity).
Mother of Knowledge - The Enlightenment of Yeshe Tsogyal — by Namkhai Nyingpo
Biography of Yeshe Tsogyal - the closest disciple of Padmasambhava - written by one of her fellow disciples. A rediscovered Terma text. Adopted for courses at five universities. Includes full color thankas, line drawings, map, and glossary. This text demonstrates the qualities and attitudes essential for the pursuit of the Vajrayana.
Phowa Commentary - Instructions for the Practice of Consciousness Transference as Revealed by Rigdzin Longsal Nyingpo — by Chagdud Khadro
This book describes the dying process, and includes practical advice.
Yeshe Lama - From the Heart Essence of the Vast Expanse of the Great Perfection, the Instructions on the Stages of the Path to the State of the Original Protector, Called the Primordial Wisdom Lama — by Vidyadhara Jigmed Lingpa
This is the most important practice manual on the Great Perfection teachings of the Nyingma tradition.
Indestructible Truth - The Living Spirituality of Tibetan Buddhism — by Reginald A. Ray
This is one of the most thorough introductions to the Tibetan Buddhist world view ever published. At the same time it is also one of the most accessible. Presents Tibetan Buddhism in its traditional form but also shows how the Tibetan traditions are applicable to problems and challenges of modern life in the West.
Heart Lamp - Lamp of Mahamudra and Heart of the Matter — by Tsele Natsok Rangdrol
This book main idea is that intrinsic to the heart, mind and spirit in every human being is an identical essence which can be realized. This realization makes any man or woman a Buddha.
Lamp of Mahamudra — by Tsele Natsok Rangdrol
A meditation manual on one of the most advanced practices of the Tibetan Buddhist tradition. This precise text distills the instructions of the practice lineage and describes the entire path of meditation leading to the ultimate fruition. A timeless instruction on the heart of Buddhist practice.