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Vajrayana Buddhism is most closely associated with Tibet and can be characterized by the figure of the siddha, the master whose spiritual realization is so profound that he or she has power over the phenomenal world, and in whom the profundity and vastness of absolute truth is fully and completely manifested. Many of our most well-known authors come from this tradition of Tibetan Buddhism .

[Note: The tags for the various schools are not definitive as many books span multiple traditions, etc. They are meant to use as a starting point for exploring this collection.]

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  1. A Spacious Path to Freedom

    A Spacious Path to Freedom

    Practical Instructions on the Union of Mahamudra and Atiyoga

    • by
    • Karma Chagme
    This manual of Tibetan meditation simply and thoroughly presents the profound Dzogchen and Mahamudra systems of practice. Karma Chagmé sets forth the stages of meditation practice, including the cultivation of meditative quiescence and insight, the experiential identification of awareness, and the highest steps of Mahamudra and Atiyoga, leading to perfect enlightenment in one lifetime. Drawing from his enormous textual erudition and mastery of Tibetan oral traditions, he shows how… Read More

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  2. Destroying Mara Forever

    Destroying Mara Forever

    Buddhist Ethics Essays in Honor of Damien Keown

    • edited by
    • John Powers,
    • Charles S. Prebish
    A thought-provoking collection of essays on Buddhist ethics by some of the leading thinkers in the field. The reader is provided with engaging explorations of central issues in Buddhist ethics, insightful analyses of the ways Buddhist ethical principles are being applied today in both Asian and Western countries, and groundbreaking proposals about how Buddhist perspectives might inform debates on some of the core ethical issues of the modern world,… Read More

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  3. Entrance to the Great Perfection

    Entrance to the Great Perfection

    A Guide to the Dzogchen Preliminary Practices

    Blending contemporary and traditional perspectives, this groundbreaking work offers guidance on the profound foundational practices of the Great Perfection. It contains classic commentaries by the renowned Tibetan masters Jigme Lingpa and Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo, alongside a lively contemporary discussion by filmmaker, author, and spiritual teacher Dzongsar Jamyang Khyentse that discusses how to incorporate these ancient practices into the fast-paced lifestyle of the Western world. Also included are a lengthy… Read More

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  4. Amy and Gully with Aliens

    Amy and Gully with Aliens

    • by
    • W. W. Rowe
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  5. Introduction to Emptiness

    Introduction to Emptiness

    As Taught in Tsong-kha-pa's Great Treatise on the Stages of the Path

    • by
    • Guy Newland
    Readers are hard-pressed to find books that can help them understand the central concept in Mahayana Buddhism—the idea that ultimate reality is emptiness. In clear language, Introduction to Emptiness 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. Newland's contemporary examples and vivid anecdotes will help readers understand this core concept as presented… Read More

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  6. Chod Practice in the Bon Tradition

    Chod Practice in the Bon Tradition

    • by
    • Alejandro Chaoul
    The dramatic practice of chöd, in which the yogin visualizes giving his or her own sacrificed body to the gods and demons as a way to cut the attachment to self and ordinary reality, offers an intense and direct confrontation with the central issues of the spiritual path. The chöd practices of the Bön tradition, a tradition that claims pre-Buddhist origins in the mysterious western lands of Zhang-zhung Tazig… Read More

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  7. Transcendent Wisdom

    Transcendent Wisdom

    • by
    • H.H. the Fourteenth Dalai Lama
    • edited by
    • B. Alan Wallace
    This extraordinarily clear exposition on the wisdom section of the Guide to the Bodhisattva's Way of Life is based on an oral teaching given in Switzerland by HH the Dalai Lama before an audience of thousands of Tibetans and Westerners in 1979. Shantideva's Guide to the Bodhisattva's Way of Life is one of the most important texts in the Mahayana tradition of Buddhist practice. Its ninth chapter ,the section… Read More

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  8. Buddhist Fasting Practice

    Buddhist Fasting Practice

    The Nyungne Method of Thousand-Armed Chenrezig

    • by
    • Wangchen Rinpoche
    The Tibetan Buddhist practice of Nyungne (“nyoong-nay”) has been gaining increased attention in Buddhist centers across North America. Participants say the practice purifies them both physically and spiritually. This volume is the only comprehensive treatment in English of these powerful teachings. Nyungne is a profound, two-and-a-half-day practice, a length of time especially helpful for people whose schedules cannot accommodate long-term retreat. It involves the keeping of strict vows; the… Read More

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  9. Study and Practice of Meditation

    Study and Practice of Meditation

    Tibetan Interpretations of the Concentrations and Formless Absorptions

    • by
    • Leah Zahler
    Study and Practice of Meditation gives a vivid and detailed account of the meditative practices necessary to develop a calm, alert mind that is capable of penetrating the depths of reality. The Buddhist meditative states known as the concentrations and formless absorptions are best known in the West from Theravada scriptures and from Vasubandhu’s Treasury of Manifest Knowledge. In this book the reader is exposed to Tibetan Buddhist views… Read More

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  10. How to Read Classical Tibetan, Volume Two

    How to Read Classical Tibetan, Volume Two

    Buddhist Tenets

    • by
    • Craig Preston
    How to Read Classical Tibetan, Volume Two: Buddhist Tenets continues Craig Preston's groundbreaking series of self-study materials designed for students learning to read Classical Tibetan on their own. This book serves a dual purpose: the student learns both grammar and philosophy at the same time.With easy-to-understand diagrams, Preston shows how to find your way through Tibetan sentences. It is like having a personal tutor at your fingertips, allowing you… Read More

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