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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. This Precious Life

    This Precious Life

    Tibetan Buddhist Teachings on the Path to Enlightenment

    • by
    • Khandro Rinpoche
    Using the traditional Tibetan Buddhist framework of the Four Reminders—the preciousness of human birth, the truth of impermanence, the reality of suffering, and the inescapability of karma—Khandro Rinpoche explains why and how we could all better use this short life to pursue a spiritual path and make the world a better place. The book includes contemplative exercises that encourage us to appreciate the tremendous potential of the human body and… Read More

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  2. The Pocket Tibetan Buddhism Reader

    The Pocket Tibetan Buddhism Reader

    • edited by
    • Reginald A. Ray
    This pocket-sized reader will be cherished by students of Tibetan Buddhism as well as the many readers of such popular books as The Art of Happiness, When Things Fall Apart, The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying, and Awakening the Buddha Within. This unique collection features short inspirational selections and pithy quotations from the great masters of Tibetan Buddhism, past and present, including Milarepa,… Read More

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  3. The Great Image
  4. A Guide to The Words of My Perfect Teacher

    A Guide to The Words of My Perfect Teacher

    • by
    • Khenpo Ngawang Pelzang
    This guide provides readers with essential background information for studying and practicing with Patrul Rinpoche's Words of My Perfect Teacher— the text that has, for more than a century, served as the reliable sourcebook to the spiritual practices common to all the major schools of Tibetan Buddhism. By offering chapter-by-chapter commentary on this renowned work, Khenpo Pelzang provides a fresh perspective on the role of the teacher; the stages… Read More

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  5. Maitreya's Distinguishing Phenomena and Pure Being

    Maitreya's Distinguishing Phenomena and Pure Being

    Distinguishing Phenomena and Pure Being was composed by Maitreya during the golden age of Indian Buddhism. Mipham's commentary supports Maitreya's text in a 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. This important and comprehensive work belongs on the bookshelf of any serious Buddhist practitioner—and indeed of anyone interested in… Read More

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  6. Being Right Here

    Being Right Here

    A Dzogchen Treasure Text of Nuden Dorje entitled The Mirror of Clear Meaning

    • by
    • James Low
    The treasure text of Nuden Dorje renders a very clear and authentic account of the view and essential meditation of dzogchen the practice of nondual experience. The presentation is in the Men ngag style, a personal instruction distilling the author's own realization in a manner both beautiful and deeply meaningful. Short verses show with pithy clarity how the various aspects of dzogchen fit together. The text provides both an… Read More

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  7. Path to Buddhahood

    Path to Buddhahood

    Teachings on Gampopa's Jewel Ornament of Liberation

    • by
    • Ringu Tulku
    The Jewel Ornament of Liberation is regarded by all Tibetan Buddhist schools as one of the most inspiring and comprehensive works of the tradition. Written by Gampopa (born 1079 CE), the main spiritual son of the great hermit Milarepa, this important text lays out the stages of the Buddhist path and explains how an enlightened attitude is strengthened by practicing the six perfections of generosity, discipline, patience, exertion, meditation,… Read More

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  8. The Life and Revelations of Pema Lingpa

    The Life and Revelations of Pema Lingpa

    These fascinating discussions between 11th century court ladies and the great master Padmasambhava, available for the first time in English, weave intriguing issues of gender into Buddhist teachings. The women's doubts and hesitations are masterfully resolved in these impassioned exchanges. The wonderful material in this book is part of a terma (treasure) revealed by Pema Lingpa (1450–1521), the greatest terton (treasure-revealer) of the Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan. The pithy collection… Read More

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  9. Dzogchen

    Dzogchen

    The Self-Perfected State

    • by
    • Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
    • edited by
    • Adriano Clemente
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  10. Roaring Silence

    Roaring Silence

    Discovering the Mind of Dzogchen

    • by
    • Ngakpa Chogyam,
    • Khandro Dechen
    According to the Vajrayana Buddhist tradition, Dzogchen is the direct experience of enlightenment. In Roaring Silence, Vajrayana teachers Ngakpa Chögyam and Khandro Déchen walk the reader through the meditation techniques that "enable us to side-step the bureaucracy of intellectual processes and experience ourselves directly"—to discover this direct experience of enlightenment that is the mind of Dzogchen. Surprisingly, the approach is very pragmatic. Offering an investigation of… Read More

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