Song of Karmapa - The Aspiration of the Mahamudra of True Meaning - by Lord Rangjung Dorje — with commentary by Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche
Reading this song points out the ultimate transmission - the realization of our innate wisdom.
Masters of Mahamudra - Songs and Histories of the Eighty-Four Buddhist Siddhas — by Keith Dowman
These eighty-four masters - some historical, some archetypal - accomplished this practice in India where they lived between the eighth and twelfth centuries. Leading unconventional lives, the siddhas include some of the greatest Buddhist teachers - Tilopa, Naropa, and Marpa among them.
Essence of Clear Light - An Overview of the Secret Commentary Thorough Dispelling of Darkness throughout the Ten Directions — by Jamgon Mipham, translated by Lama Chonam & Sangye Khandro.
This commentary on the Secret Essence by Mipham Rinpoche illuminates all the crucial points of the entire path of Secret Mantra Vajrayana.
Maitreya's Distinguishing Phenomena and Pure Being — with commentary by Mipham
Detailed analysis of how ordinary, confused consciousness can be transformed into wisdom. Easy-to-follow instructions guide the reader through the profound meditation that gradually brings about this transformation.
Tara the Liberator - How to Free Your Mind — by Thubten Chodron
The female deity Tara embodies enlightenment, wisdom, and freedom from fear. When practitioners meditate on Tara, they uncover these qualities within themselves.
Deity, Mantra, and Wisdom - Development Stage Meditation in Tibetan Buddhist Tantra — by Jigme Lingpa, Patrul Rinpoche, and Getse Mahapandita Tsewang Chokdrub
This book contains eloquent and inspiring classic writings that lay out the central trainings on the path of Tantra. In particular, the use of visualization and sound in meditation practice. The texts included here are among the most widely studied commentaries from the Tibetan tradition.
Tsongkhapa's Final Exposition of Wisdom — by Jeffery Hopkins
This book presents the final exposition of special insight by Tsongkhapa on the object of negation and on the two truths. It brilliantly explicates ignorance and wisdom, explains relationship between dependent-arising and emptiness, shows how to meditate on emptiness, and explains what it means to view phenomena as like illusions.
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.
From Here to Enlightenment - An Introduction to Tsongkhapa's Classic Text The Great Treatise on the Stages of the Path to Enlightenment — by Dalai Lama
Tsongkhapa's "Great Treatise" is one of the great classics of world spirituality. An encyclopedic work, it guides the reader from the contemplations of the novice to the most sublime meditations of the expert. This text distills all of the essential points of Tibetan Buddhism, clearly unfolding the entire Buddhist path to enlightenment.