Buddha's Lions - The Lives of the Eighty-Four Siddhas — by Abhayadatta
Life stories of eighty-four Tantric masters who achieved the highest results of the Vajrayana. Excellent introduction to the Vajrayana and a good resource for the study of Tibetan.
Former Lives of the Karmapas — as told by the 15th and the 16th Gyalwa Karmapa
Wondrous tales from the former lives of the Karmapa - the head of the Karma Kagyu school of Tibetan Buddhism. These eleven tales describe vividly the power and purity of the Karmapa emanations and show us their determination to work skilfully for the welfare of all.
The Hundred Thousand Songs of Milarepa — translated by Garma C.C.Chang
Life-story and teaching of the greatest Poet-Saint ever to appear in the history of Tibetan Buddhism. Wherever he went, crowds of people gathered to hear his sweet sounding voice. This was the first complete version of the classic to appear in the West.
The Life of Milarepa — by Tsang Nyon Heruka
A personal and moving introduction to Tibetan Buddhism, it is also a detailed guide to the search for liberation. It presents a quest for purification and buddhahood in a single lifetime, tracing the path of a great sinner who became a great saint.
The Life of Marpa the Translator - Seeing Accomplishes All — by Tsang Nyon Heruka
This lucid and moving book documents the fascinating life of Marpa, who, unlike many other Tibetan masters, was a layman, a skillful businessman who raised a family while training his disciples. The amazing life of disciple of Naropa and teacher of Milarepa - who founded Tibet's Kagyu tradition.
The Life of the Mahasiddha Tilopa — by Marpa Chokyi Lodro
Thought of have been composed in the 11th century by the renowned Tibetan yogi Marpa Lotsawa, is a compelling account of the 'complete liberation' of the guru of Naropa, and belongs to the genre of 'Buddhist hagiology'.
The Marvelous Companion - The Jatakamala of Aryashura
This is a translation of a collection of thirty-four stories of the previous lives of the Buddha (Jatakas), spoken by the Enlightened One himself and assembled and retold by the first-century master Aryashura.
Excellent Buddhism - An Exemplary Life — by Kalu Rinpoche
This book contains a number of biographical documents on Kalu Rinpoche, notably the remarkable memories of Lama Gyaltsen. This volume also contains teachings dealing more specifically with daily life and with the relationship between Buddhism and the West.
Secret Teachings of Padmasambhava — Essential Instructions on Mastering the Energies of Life
These ancient texts - attributed to the great Tibetan meditation master Padmasambhava - offer traditional Vajrayana Buddhist teachings on the nature of the fundamental elements that make up our world.
Illusion's Game - The Life and Teaching of Naropa — by Chogyam Trungpa
In this work Trungpa tulku reveals how the spiritual path is a raw and rugged "unlearning" process that draws us away from the comfort of conventional expectations and conceptual attitudes toward a naked encounter with reality. He opens to Western students of Buddhism the path of devotion and surrender to the guru as the embodiment and representative of reality.