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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. 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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  2. 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 on… Read More

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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. Tantric Techniques

    Tantric Techniques

    • by
    • Jeffrey Hopkins
    Deity yoga is the meditative practice of imagining oneself as an ideal being, fully endowed with compassion, wisdom, and their resultant altruistic activities. The idea is that by imagining being a Buddha one gets closer to actually achieving Buddhahood. Tantric Techniques offers a complete system of Tantric meditation comparing the views of three seminal Tibetan authors on deity yoga and on issues such as how to safeguard against psychological inflation… Read More

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  7. The Practice of Mahamudra

    The Practice of Mahamudra

    • by
    • Drikung Kyabgon Chetsang Rinpoche
    • edited by
    • Ani K. Trinlay Chodron
    Mahamudra, the highest level of teaching within Tibetan Buddhism, rewards study and practice with the realization of the very nature of mind itself. There is not a single experience which is not subsumed within the realizations of Mahamudra. On his first tour of the United States, His Holiness Chetsang Rinpoche gave detailed instructions in Mahamudra methods. He carefully explained each of the five stages of Mahamudra and taught its main… Read More

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  8. The Union of Bliss and Emptiness

    The Union of Bliss and Emptiness

    Teachings on the Practice of Guru Yoga

    • by
    • H.H. the Fourteenth Dalai Lama
    Guru yoga is the force that gives vitality to a serious practitioner's meditation. Combining the essential aspects of the sutra path with the profound tantric techniques that activate the latent spiritual forces within us, it lays the framework of the entire Buddhist path and sets down the guidelines for undertaking a complete form of practice on a daily basis. Tantric meditation depends largely upon inspiration, and this practice taps the… Read More

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  9. Tibetan Logic

    Tibetan Logic

    • by
    • Katherine Manchester Rogers
    Within Tibetan Buddhism has arisen a system of education and a curriculum designed to enable the student to develop a path of reasoning—a consciousness trained in reasoned analysis until capable of understanding first the meaning of religious texts and eventually the true nature of reality. An important aspect of Tibetan logic is that it is used to develop new and valid knowledge about oneself and the world. Included here is… Read More

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  10. The Dark Red Amulet

    The Dark Red Amulet

    Oral Instructions on the Practice of Vajrakilaya

    • by
    • Khenchen Palden Sherab,
    • Khenpo Tsewang Dongyal
    The Dark Red Amulet presents the Vajrayana practice of Vajrakilaya according to the oral transmission lineage of the great seventeenth-century treasure-revealer Tsasum Lingpa. Vajrakilaya embodies the enlightened activity of all the buddhas that subjugates delusion and negativity in order to clear obstacles to spiritual practice. The essential purpose of Vajrakilaya practice is to discover the absolute vajra nature that will transform every duality hindrance into clear wisdom and compassion.… Read More

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