The Sound of Two Hands Clapping - The Education of a Tibetan Buddhist Monk — by Georges B. J. Dreyfus
A unique insider's account of day-to-day life inside a Tibetan monastery - this work reveals to Western audiences the fascinating details of monastic education.
Lord of the Dance - The Autobiography of a Tibetan Lama — by Chagdud Tulku
This new edition includes an epilogue that lists many of his accomplishments.
A Marvelous Garland of Rare Gems - Biographies of Masters of Awareness in the Dzogchen Lineage — by Nyoshul Khenpo
This work maps out the heart of all the lines of transmission of Dzogpachenpo from the primordial Buddha to the present day.
Tibet's Great Yogi Milarepa - A Biography from the Tibetan Being the Fetsün-Kahbum — by W.Y. Evans-Wentz
Authentic biography of the eleventh-century yogi and poet, who is the most legendary saint in Tibetan Buddhist history.
The Great Image - The Life Story of Vairochana the Translator — compiled by Yudra Nyingpo
Autobiography of the great scholar and translator Vairotsana, as told to a group of his students near the end of his life in the eighth century.
Gampopa - the Monk and the Yogi · His Life and Teachings — by Trungram Gyaltrul Rinpoche
In addition to a bibliography, appendices include a map and a table of place names related to Gampopa and tables summarizing the events in his life.
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 Life of Padmasambhava — by Taranatha
Biography of Padmasambhava - the famed master from Oddiyana who introduced Tantric Buddhism in Tibet in the eighth century.
A Gem of Many Colors - The Autobiography of Jamgon Kongtrul
A rich source of information on the religion, culture, and politics of Tibet during his times.
The Life of Shabkar - Autobiography of a Tibetan Yogin by Shabkar Tsogdruk Rangdrol
The King of Wash-granting Jewels That Fulfills the Hopes of All Fortunate Disciples Who Seek Liberation.
The detailed narration of the life and liberation of the great vajra-holder Shabkar Tsogdruk Rangdrol, refuge and protector for all sentient beings of this dark age.