A Concise Lojong Manual — by the 5th Shamarpa Konchok Yenlak
This condensed presentation of the lojong ("mind training") maxims and explanations is a practical companion book for more extensive commentaries. The original Tibetan text and its English translation are included, as well as a brief biographical sketch of Shamar Konchok Yenlak.
Mind Training — by Ringu Tulku
This work gives instructions for tonglen breathing practice that ties the concepts of lojong to the physical act of breathing. Focuses simply on giving up, self-cherishing, and transforming self-centered thinking into compassion, egoistic feelings into altruism, desire into acceptance, and resentment into joy.
The Six Yogas of Naropa and teachings on Mahamudra — by Garma C. C. Chang
By spiritual exercises and the application of Tantric techniques-such as the Six Yogas - one can soon realize that his body, mind, and the "objective world" are all manifestations of the divine Buddhahood.
Longchenpa's Advice from the Heart — by Namkhai Norbu
With clear introduction to the principles and practice of Dzogchen - Namkhai Norbu sets in context the thirty words of advice and then proceeds to explain each one as the basis of Longchepa's spiritual experience.
Kindly Bent to Ease Us — by Longchenpa
Longchenpa offers a guide to enlightenment that begins with traditional reflections on the preciousness of a human existence, finite in time but unlimited in opportunities. The translator - Dr. H. V. Guenther - introduces each chapter with explications based on Longchenpa's own commentaries.
The Practice of Dzogchen — by Longchen Rabjam - translated, introduced & anotated by Tulku Thondup
This work covers the three outer and inner tantras, the three divisions of Atiyoga, Dzogchen, and the other yanas and traditions. Includes excerpts from the exemplary lives of Dzogchen teachers.
Tantric Techniques — by Jeffrey Hopkins
The book offers a complete system of Tantric meditation, comparing the views of three seminal Tibetan authors on deity yoga, and on issues such as how to safeguard against psychological inflation and how to use negative emotions on the path.
Song of Karmapa - The Aspiration of the Mahamudra of True Meaning - by Lord Rangjung Dorje — with commentary by Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche
Reading this song points out the ultimate transmission - the realization of our innate wisdom.
Masters of Mahamudra - Songs and Histories of the Eighty-Four Buddhist Siddhas — by Keith Dowman
These eighty-four masters - some historical, some archetypal - accomplished this practice in India where they lived between the eighth and twelfth centuries. Leading unconventional lives, the siddhas include some of the greatest Buddhist teachers - Tilopa, Naropa, and Marpa among them.
Pointing Out the Great Way - The Stages of Meditation in the Mahamudra Tradition — by Daniel P. Brown
This book is a spiritual manual that describes the Tibetan Buddhist meditation known as mahamudra from the perspective of the 'gradual path'. Represents the needed alternative by integrating material from a variety of root texts and practical manuals.