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.
Now That I Come to Die - Intimate guidance from one of Tibet's greatest masters — by Longchenpa
A collection of works by Longchenpa - the great master of Tibetan Buddhism.
A Beginner's Guide to Tibetan Buddhism - Notes From a Practitioner's Journey — by Bruce Newman
This is a ground-level, practice-oriented presentation of Tibetan Buddhism - personal and very accessible.
The Bardo Guidebook — by Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche
Drawing from his intimate knowledge of the innermost Vajrayana teachings, the Tibetan master Chokyi Nyima presents in The Bardo Guidebook straightforward, direct instructions on how to deal with the four bardos.
Luminous Essence - A Guide to the Guhyagarbha Tantra — by Ju Mipham
This is a complete introduction to the world of tantric thought and practice. Embodying the essence of tantric practice, this text has been a central scripture in Tibetan Buddhism for well over a thousand years.
The Uttara Tantra - A Treatise on Buddha Nature — A Commentary on The Uttara Tantra Shastra of Asanga - by Thrangu Rinpoche
A translation of the root text and a commentary of Maitreya's and Asanga's classic text, explaining Buddha nature. The Uttara Tantra is one of the main texts of the Mahayana path. It establishes that there is Buddha-nature in all sentient beings.
Path and Grounds of Guhyasamaja According to Arya Nagarjuna — by Yangchen Gawai Lodoe
This work by an eminent 18th century scholar is a brief but lucid and highly acclaimed treatise. It maps out the two stages of Guhyasamaja - 'king' of Highest Yoga Tantras. The work is presented here with a commentary by Geshe Lobsang Tsephel.
Buddhism for Beginners — by Thubten Chodron
This user’s guide to Buddhist basics takes the most commonly asked questions - beginning with "What is the essence of the Buddha's teachings?" - and provides simple answers in plain English. This is an ideal first book on the subject for anyone, but it's also a wonderful resource for seasoned students.
The Way of the Bodhisattva (Bodhicharyavatara) — by Shantideva
Treasured by Buddhists of all traditions, "The Way of the Bodhisattva" (Bodhicharyavatara) is a guide to cultivating the mind of enlightenment, and to generating the qualities of love, compassion, generosity, and patience.