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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. Mind at Ease

    Mind at Ease

    Self-Liberation through Mahamudra Meditation

    • by
    • Traleg Kyabgon
    In this uniquely insightful overview and practice guide, Traleg Kyabgon presents a thorough introduction to the Kagyu lineage's Mahamudra tradition. The author's approach is straightforward—he presents the Mahamudra teachings as a means of seeing things in, as he says, "a positive and open light. Even things we might normally regard as bad and undesirable can be interpreted in a more uplifting way due to the expansiveness of the Mahamudra vision."… Read More

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  2. The Eighth Situpa on the Third Karmapa's Mahamudra Prayer
  3. An Ocean of the Ultimate Meaning

    An Ocean of the Ultimate Meaning

    Teachings on Mahamudra

    • by
    • Khenchen Thrangu Rinpoche
    In this new book, Khenchen Thrangu provides an exhaustive commentary on the longest and most comprehensive of the three classic treatises on Mahamudra composed by the sixteenth-century scholar Wangchuk Dorje, the Ninth Karmapa. Khenchen Thrangu's teachings encompass the entire path of Mahamudra, including the preliminaries, the main practice, removing obstacles, and attaining the result of buddhahood—with detailed instruction in tranquility and insight meditation. This is the only available volume that… Read More

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  4. Wild Awakening

    Wild Awakening

    The Heart of Mahamudra and Dzogchen

    • by
    • Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche
    Mahamudra and Dzogchen are perhaps the most profound teachings within all of Tibetan Buddhism. The experience of Mahamudra, or "great symbol," is an overwhelming sense of extraordinary clarity, totally open and nondualistic. Dzogchen, or "great perfection," is the ultimate teaching according to the Nyingma tradition and also represents the pinnacle of spiritual development. These are the two paths that provide practitioners with the most skillful means to experience… Read More

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  5. The Third Karmapa's Mahamudra Prayer

    The Third Karmapa's Mahamudra Prayer

    • by
    • XII Khentin Tai Situpa Rinpoche
    • edited by
    • Rosemarie Fuchs
    The Mahamudra Prayer by the Third Karmapa Rangjung Dorje is a short yet thorough and profound text which presents all the essential points of Mahamudra teaching in terms of view, practice, and fruition. It is a classic that, especially in the tradition of the Karma Kagyu school of Tibetan Buddhism, has been and is widely used whenever a disciple is given a first introduction into Mahamudra. The Third Karmapa shows… Read More

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  6. Garland of Mahamudra Practices

    Garland of Mahamudra Practices

    • by
    • Khenchen Konchog Gyaltshen Rinpoche
    • edited by
    • Katherine Manchester Rogers
    This text is a manual of practical instructions for students who are or would like to practice the path of Mahamudra in meditation. Mahamudra refers to a path to enlightenment taught by the Buddha and transmitted through the spiritual lineage of Tilopa, Naropa, Marpa, and Milarepa. Gampopa, a disciple of Milarepa who lived in the eleventh century, brought together these teachings of the Buddha into one five-fold path consisting… Read More

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  7. Naked Awareness

    Naked Awareness

    Practical Instructions on the Union of Mahamudra and Dzogchen

    • by
    • Karma Chagme
    • edited by
    • B. Alan Wallace,
    • Lindy Steele
    In this classic seventeenth-century presentation of the union of Mahamudra and Dzogchen, Karma Chagmé, one of the great teachers of both these lineages of Tibetan Buddhism, begins with an overview of the spirit of awakening and the nature of actions and their ethical consequences. Next, drawing from his enormous erudition and profound experience, Chagmé gives exceptionally lucid instructions on the two phases of Dzogchen practice—the "breakthrough" and the "leap-over"—followed by… Read More

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  8. The Gelug/Kagyu Tradition of Mahamudra

    The Gelug/Kagyu Tradition of Mahamudra

    • by
    • H.H. the Fourteenth Dalai Lama,
    • Alexander Berzin
    Mahamudra, the great sealing nature, refers to systems of meditation on both the conventional and ultimate natures of the mind. These have been transmitted through the Kagyu, Sakya, and Gelug traditions of Tibetan Buddhism. Within the Gelug, Mahamudra teachings occur in a combined Gelug/Kagyu tradition exemplified in the First Panchen Lama's Root Text for the Precious Gelug/Kagyu Tradition of Mahamudra. The work presented here contains two brilliant commentaries by… Read More

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  9. Awakening the Sleeping Buddha

    Awakening the Sleeping Buddha

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    • The Twelfth Tai Situpa
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  10. Machig Labdron and the Foundations of Chod

    Machig Labdron and the Foundations of Chod

    • by
    • Jerome Edou
    Machig Labdron is popularly considered to be both a dakini and a deity, an emanation of Yum Chenmo, or Prajnaparamita, the embodiment of the wisdom of the buddhas. Historically, this Tibetan woman, a contemporary of Milarepa, was an adept and outstanding teacher, a mother, and a founder of a unique transmission lineage known as the Chöd of Mahamudra. This translation of the most famous biography of Machig Labdron, founder… Read More

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