The Lankavatara Sutra
The holy grail of Zen, it covers all the major teachings of Mahayana Buddhism. This is the only Zen sutra ever spoken by the Buddha.
The Platform Sutra - The Zen Teaching of Hui-Neng — translated by Red Pine
Autobiography of the controversial 6th Patriarch of Zen, and his understanding of the fundamentals of a spiritual and practical life.
The Heart Sutra - The Womb of Buddhas — by Red Pine
A wise book of deep teaching destined to become the standard edition of this timeless statement of Mahayana.
The Nectar of Manjushri's Speech - A Detailed Commentary on Shantideva's Way of the Bodhisattva — by Kunzang Pelden
The author compiled the pith instructions of his teacher - Patrul Rinpoche.
Medicine and Compassion - A Tibetan Lama's Guidance for Caregivers — by Chokyi Nyima
In a clear and very modern voice, author use the teachings of Tibetan Buddhist philosophy to present practical tools for revitalizing the caring spirit.
Opening the Treasure of the Profound - Teachings on the Songs of Jigten Sumgon and Milarepa — by Konchog Gyaltshen
Translation of songs composed by iconic Buddhist figures in Tibet and explanation of their profound meaning.
Food of Bodhisattvas - Buddhist Teachings on Abstaining From Meat by Shabkar Tsogdruk Rangdrol
Based on the teachings of the Buddha, this book offers the most compelling and impassioned indictment of meat-eating to be found in Tibetan literature and is pertinent to anyone interested in vegetarianism as a moral or spiritual issue.
Distinguishing Phenomena From Their Intrinsic Nature - Maitreya's Dharmadharmatavibhanga — with commentaries by Khenpo Shenga and Ju Mipham
Outlining the difference between appearance and reality, this work shows that the path to awakening involves leaving behind the inaccurate and limiting beliefs we have about ourselves and the world around us and opening ourselves to the limitless potential of our true nature.
The Heart of Compassion - The Thirty-Seven Verses on the Practice of a Bodhisattva — by Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche
This classic text presents ways that we can work with our own hearts and minds, starting wherever we find ourselves now, to unravel our small-minded preoccupations and discover our own potential for compassion, love, and wisdom.
Visionary Journey - The Story of the Wildwood Delights & The Story of the Mount Potala Delights — by Longchenpa, Translated and annotated by Herbert V. Guenther
These are two poems - Longchenpa calls them stories, or narratives - that well illustrate his poetic vision and skill.