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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. Self-Liberation through Seeing with Naked Awareness

    Self-Liberation through Seeing with Naked Awareness

    • by
    • Padmasambhava
    A text belonging to the same cycle as The Tibetan Book of the Dead, this instruction on the method of self-liberation presents the essence of Dzogchen, The Great Perfection, regarded in Tibet as the highest and most esoteric teaching of the Buddha. Teaching the attainment of Buddhahood in a single lifetime, this text was written and concealed by Guru Padmasambhava in the eighth century and rediscovered six centuries… Read More

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  2. Daring Steps

    Daring Steps

    Traversing the Path of the Buddha

    • by
    • Ringu Tulku
    • edited by
    • Rosemarie Fuchs
    Daring Steps stands out among the multitude of books on Tibetan Buddhism as being a uniquely accessible overview of the Buddhist path that encompasses all three yanas, or traditional Buddhist spiritual paths. Ringu Tulku—renowned for both his insight and approachable style—consistently brings the teachings back to the reader's own experience as he reveals the vital role of each path in the attainment of genuine realization. This book draws… Read More

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  3. The Buddhist Path

    The Buddhist Path

    A Practical Guide from the Nyingma Tradition of Tibetan Buddhism

    • by
    • Khenchen Palden Sherab Rinpoche,
    • Khenpo Tsewang Dongyal Rinpoche
    An accessible and practical introduction to Tibetan Buddhism as practiced in the Nyingma or 'ancient' tradition, The Buddhist Path presents for us the proper way of cultivating intellect and heart so that our true nature can manifest. The authors provide clear explanations and methods that reveal how the mind functions and what its essence, our primordial nature, is. They impart detailed instructions on how to meditate, using methods ranging from… Read More

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  4. The Four Immeasurables

    The Four Immeasurables

    Practices to Open the Heart

    • by
    • B. Alan Wallace
    • edited by
    • Zara Houshmand
    The Four Immeasurables—the cultivation of loving-kindness, compassion, empathetic joy, and equanimity—is a rich suite of practices that open the heart, counter the distortions in our relationships to ourselves, and deepen our relationships to others. Alan Wallace presents a unique interweaving of teachings on the Four Immeasurables with instruction on meditative quiescence, or shamatha practice, to empower the mind. This book includes both guided meditations and lively discussions on the… Read More

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  5. The Wisdom of Imperfection

    The Wisdom of Imperfection

    The Challenge of Individuation in Buddhist Life

    • by
    • Rob Preece
    If you have been practicing Buddhism for a while, why do you still have so many problems? And how do you balance the sometimes different needs of spiritual and psychological perspectives? Rob Preece draws on his personal experience—over two decades as a psychotherapist and many years as a meditation teacher—to explore and map the psychological influences on our struggle to awaken. For psychological and spiritual health, acceptance of imperfection is… Read More

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  6. The Three Principal Aspects of the Path

    The Three Principal Aspects of the Path

    • by
    • Geshe Sonam Rinchen
    • edited by
    • Ruth Sonam
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  7. Wise Teacher, Wise Student

    Wise Teacher, Wise Student

    Tibetan Approaches to a Healthy Relationship

    • by
    • Alexander Berzin
    The relationship between a teacher and student can be a most rewarding and life-enhancing experience, yet it can also be fraught with problems and misunderstandings. For Westerners working with Eastern teachers, the difficulties can be compounded by cultural differences, language barriers, and divergent expectations. Wise Teacher, Wise Student examines the teacher-student relationship as it is understood in the Tibetan Buddhist context. The author surveys a wide spectrum of situations,… Read More

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  8. A Complete Guide to the Buddhist Path

    A Complete Guide to the Buddhist Path

    • by
    • Khenchen Konchog Gyaltshen Rinpoche
    • edited by
    • Khenmo Trinlay Chodron
    Buddhist teachings provide numerous methods for bringing greater meaning and happiness into our lives and into our relationships with others. In A Complete Guide to the Buddhist Path, Khenchen Konchog Gyaltshen Rinpoche reveals these methods in direct, vibrant, down-to-earth language. At the core of this work lies The Jewel Treasury of Advice, a text composed by Drikung Bhande Dharmaradza (1704–1754), the reincarnation of Drikung Dharmakirti. Khenchen Rinpoche interprets these… Read More

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  9. Heartfelt Advice

    Heartfelt Advice

    • by
    • Lama Dudjom Dorjee
    Heartfelt Advice offers readers an overview of basic Buddhist topics in small easily digestible bites that illuminate the main principles of Buddhist practice. Lama Dudjom Dorjee skillfully guides students through the vast array of considerations on the path, highlighting what is essential, as he presents practical ways to apply Buddhist wisdom to life in the modern world. Suitable for those seeking daily Buddhist inspiration, each of the book's ninety-five… Read More

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  10. The Power and the Pain
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