The Fundamental Wisdom of the Middle Way - Nagarjuna's Mulamadhyamakakarika — translated and commented by Jay L. Garfield
Nagarjuna's greatest philosophical work - the Mulamadhyamakakarika - read and studied by philosophers in all major Buddhist schools of Tibet, China, Japan, and Korea - is one of the most influential works in the history of Indian philosophy. This accessible translation of the foundational text for all Mahayana Buddhism offers insight to all those interested in the nature of reality.
Introduction to the Middle Way — Chandrakirti's Madhyamakavatara
This work presents an adventure into the heart of Buddhist wisdom through the Madhyamika, or Middle Way - teachings, which are designed to take the ordinary intellect to the limit of its powers and then show that there is more.
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.