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.
Empowerment and the Path of Liberation — by Tsele Natsok Rangdrol
Instructions on all the key points of Buddhist training. The path of liberation, Mahamudra and Dzogchen.
Ocean of Definitive Meaning – by The Ninth Karmapa Wangchuk Dorje
This is the most profound and famous text on Mahamudra ever written and is of vital importance in the living Kagyu tradition. It offers a detailed, uniquely comprehensive presentation of instruction on both the view and the practice.
Cloudless Sky - The Mahamudra Path of the Tibetan Kagyu Buddhist School — by the 3rd Jamgon Kongtrul
This book opens the way to a deeper knowledge of mahamudra - a Buddhist system of meditation on the nature of the mind.
The Divine Madman - The Sublime Life and Songs of Drukpa Kunley — translated by Keith Dowman
Secret biography of one of Tibets foremost saints - Drukpa Kunley. A collection of anecdotes and songs compiled by a Bhutanese scholar - Geshe Chaphu.
Machik's Complete Explanation - Clarifying the Meaning of Chod — with commentary by the 3rd Karmapa - Rangjung Dorje
This book is the most famous book of teachings of Machik Labdron - the great female saint and yogini of 11 and 12th century Tibet.
Machig Labdron and the Foundations of Chod — by Jerome Edou
This translation of the most famous biography of Machig Labdron is presented together with a comprehensive overview of Chöd's historical and doctrinal origins in Indian Buddhism and its subsequent transmission to Tibet.
The Gem Ornament of Manifold Oral Instructions — by Kalu Rinpoche
This book contains fourteen chapters dealing with aspects of the path to enlightenment as explained by His Eminence Kalu Rinpoche. The perspective is Buddhist in general, with teachings from the scriptures of the Theravada, Mahayana, and Vajrayana traditions.