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.
Tilopa's Mahamudra Upadesha - The Gangama Instructions With Commentary — by Sangyes Nyenpa
This book offers the reader a window into the oral transmission of these instructions, given in a traditional Tibetan context by one of the Kagyu lineage's most learned and accomplished contemporary masters.
Clarifying the Natural State - A Principal Guidance Manual for Mahamudra — by Dakpo Tashi Namgyal
A Buddhist Classic. Presenting the profound and ultimate instructions of Mahamudra, it embodies the realization of India and Tibet's greatest masters.
Dusum Khyenpa's Songs and Teachings - A Variety of Songs and Teachings from the First Karmapa's Collected Works by Tony Duff
Gampopa Teaches Essence Mahamudra - Interviews with his heart disciples, Dusum Khyenpa and others
The two volumes collectively contain all of the "Interviews" section of Gampopa's Collected Works. These are amongst the most interesting writings to be found in Tibetan literature because of the very personal quality found in them.
Niguma - Lady of Illusion — by Sarah Harding
This book brings to the forefront the life and teachings of a mysterious eleventh-century Kashmiri woman who became the source of a major Tibetan Buddhist practice lineage.
The Essence of Buddhism - An Introduction to Its Philosophy and Practice — by Traleg Kyabgon
This lucid overview of the Buddhist path takes the perspective of the three "vehicles" of Tibetan Buddhism: the Hinayana, Mahayana, and Vajrayana.
Creation and Completion - Essential Points of Tantric Meditation — by Jamgon Kongtrul
This work represents some of the most profound teachings of Jamgon Kongtrul with a commentary by Thrangu Rinpoche and a long, thoughtful introduction on visualization practice. Even though advanced practitioners will want to study this book, it's also designed to help beginners.
Mahamudra Teachings of the Supreme Siddhas — by the 3rd Karmapa Rangjung Dorje
A commentary by the 8th Situ Rinpoche on the 3rd Karmapa Ranjung Dorje's Aspiration Prayer of Mahamudra of Definitive Meaning. Explains powerful Mahamudra practices for realizing the mind's fundamental nature. Presents all of the stages of instruction on the ground, path and fruition.