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.
Introduction to Tantra - The Transformation of Desire — by Lama Thubten Yeshe
According to Buddhism, every human being has the potential to achieve profound and lasting happiness. And according to the tantric teachings of Buddhism, this remarkable transformation can be realized very quickly if we utilize all aspects of our human energy - especially the energy of our desires.
The Life of Gampopa — by Jampa Mackenzie Stewart - introduced by Lobsang P. Lhalungpa
Here is the first complete life story of Gampopa - foremost disciple of Milarepa and a forefather of the Kagyu lineages. Compiled from numerous Tibetan biographies, this comprehensive and inspiring rendition highlights the extraordinary details of Gampopa's meditative experiences and presents direct insights into the practice and realisation of Mahamudra.
The Jewel Ornament of Liberation - The Wish-Fulfilling Gem of the Noble Teachings — by Gampopa
A masterwork of Tibetan Buddhism. This text has provided the backbone of study particularly in the Kagyu tradition – covering the initial entry into the path and continuing through finding a spiritual master, teachings on impermanence, karma, bodhicitta, Buddha nature, six perfections, bodhisattva bhumis, Buddhahood and the activities of Buddha.
Penetrating Wisdom - The Aspiration of Samantabhadra — by Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche
This is a book of teachings on the Buddhist paths of Dzogchen and Tantra by an innovative Tibetan master who is both authoritative and modern. Basing himself on The Aspiration of Samantabhadra - a proclamation in the Buddhist tantras of the Buddha Samantabhadra - Ponlop Rinpoche illuminates the philosophy and meditation practices of Dzogchen.
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.
— Lectures by Manly P. Hall
1 - Buddha and the Bomb
2 - Buddha on the Cause and End of Suffering
3 - Mahamaya, Mother of the Buddha
4 - Spirit of Zen
5 - Western Paradise on Earth - Buddhist Doctrine of the Pure Land
Esoteric Philosophy of H. P. Blavatsky
— Lectures by Manly P. Hall
1 - Source of "The Secret Doctrine"
2 - Indian Philosophy as Interpreted by H.P. Blavatsky
3 - Inner Teachings of Lamaism
4 - "Voice of the Silence" as Mahayana Buddhism
5 - Raja Yoga of H.P. Blavatsky