Introduction to Emptiness - As Taught in Tsongkhapa's Great Treatise on the Stages of the Path — by Guy Newland
This work explains, that emptiness is not a mystical sort of nothingness, but a specific truth that can and must be understood through calm and careful reflection. While the exposition is rich in technical detail and textual reference, it is absolutely accessible to the beginning student.
The Great Treatise on the Stages of the Path to Enlightenment — by Tsongkhapa
This is one of the brightest jewels in the world's treasury of sacred literature. The various stages of the path are presented so clearly and systematically that they can be easily understood and are inspiring to put into practice. The wisdom found in the nearly 1200 pages of this work is truly astonishing and liberating.
The Uttara Tantra - A Treatise on Buddha Nature — A Commentary on The Uttara Tantra Shastra of Asanga - by Thrangu Rinpoche
A translation of the root text and a commentary of Maitreya's and Asanga's classic text, explaining Buddha nature. The Uttara Tantra is one of the main texts of the Mahayana path. It establishes that there is Buddha-nature in all sentient beings.
Path and Grounds of Guhyasamaja According to Arya Nagarjuna — by Yangchen Gawai Lodoe
This work by an eminent 18th century scholar is a brief but lucid and highly acclaimed treatise. It maps out the two stages of Guhyasamaja - 'king' of Highest Yoga Tantras. The work is presented here with a commentary by Geshe Lobsang Tsephel.
The Adornment of the Middle Way — Shantarakshita's Madhyamakalamkara With Commentary by Jamgon Mipham
In this work, Shantarakshita synthesized the views of Madhyamaka and Yogacara - the two great streams of Mahayana Buddhism. This was the last great philosophical development of Buddhist India.
Healing With Form, Energy and Light - The Five Elements in Tibetan Shamanism, Tantra, and Dzogchen — by Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche
These Dzogchen teachings offers the reader healing meditations and yogic practices on each of these levels. This is a manual for replacing an anxious, narrow, uncomfortable identity with one that is expansive, peaceful, and capable.
The Lion's Roar - An Introduction to Tantra — by Chögyam Trungpa
This book is based on two historic seminars of the 1970s, in which Chögyam Trungpa introduced the tantric teachings of Tibetan Buddhism to his Western students. Each seminar bore the title "The Nine Yanas". The author's nontheoretical, experiential approach opens up a world of fundamental psychological insights and subtleties. He speaks directly to a contemporary Western audience, using earthly analogies that place the ancient teachings in the midst of ordinary life.
Introduction to Tantra - The Transformation of Desire — by Lama Thubten Yeshe
According to Buddhism, every human being has the potential to achieve profound and lasting happiness. And according to the tantric teachings of Buddhism, this remarkable transformation can be realized very quickly if we utilize all aspects of our human energy - especially the energy of our desires.
Penetrating Wisdom - The Aspiration of Samantabhadra — by Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche
This is a book of teachings on the Buddhist paths of Dzogchen and Tantra by an innovative Tibetan master who is both authoritative and modern. Basing himself on The Aspiration of Samantabhadra - a proclamation in the Buddhist tantras of the Buddha Samantabhadra - Ponlop Rinpoche illuminates the philosophy and meditation practices of Dzogchen.