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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. The Life of Shabkar

    The Life of Shabkar

    The Autobiography of a Tibetan Yogin

    • by
    • Shabkar Natshok Rangdrol
    The Life of Shabkar has long been recognized by Tibetans as one of the masterworks of their religious heritage. Shabkar Tsogdruk Rangdrol devoted himself to many years of meditation in solitary retreat after his inspired youth and early training in the province of Amdo under the guidance of several extraordinary Buddhist masters. With determination and courage, he mastered the highest and most esoteric practices of the Tibetan tradition of… Read More

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  2. Journey without Goal

    Journey without Goal

    The Tantric Wisdom of the Buddha

    • by
    • Chogyam Trungpa
    Based on the author's talks at Naropa University, this volume introduces the reader to the principles of tantra, based on the practice of meditation, which leads to the discovery of egolessness. Trungpa Rinpoche provides a direct and experiential picture of the tantric world, explaining the importance of self-existing energy, the mandala principle, the difference between Buddhist and Hindu tantra—stressing the nontheistic foundation of Buddhism. The role of the teacher and… Read More

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  3. 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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  4. Masters of Meditation and Miracles
  5. The Crystal and the Way of Light

    The Crystal and the Way of Light

    Sutra, Tantra, and Dzogchen

    • by
    • Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
    • edited by
    • John Shane
    In The Crystal and the Way of Light, Chogyal Namkhai Norbu examines the spiritual path from the viewpoint of Dzogchen. He discusses the base path and fruit of Dzogchen practice, and describes his education and how he met his principal master who showed him the real meaning of direct introduction to Dzogchen. By interweaving his life story with the teachings, he both sets Dzogchen in its traditional context and reveals… Read More

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  6. Guru Yoga

    Guru Yoga

    According to the Preliminary Practice of Longchen Nyingtik

    • by
    • Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche
    Why is the practice guru yoga (union with the nature of the guru) so important? Because with the help of the outer teacher, the inner teacher (the true nature of our own mind) is discovered. This particular guru yoga is called "The Wish-fulfilling Jewel," and it is the outer practice of the guru from the Longchen Nyingtik revelation of Rigdzin Jigme Lingpa. It was during a summer retreat in… Read More

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  7. The Supreme Source

    The Supreme Source

    The Fundamental Tantra of Dzogchen Semde

    • by
    • Chogyal Namkhai Norbu,
    • Adriano Clemente
    The aim of Dzogchen is the reawakening of the individual to the primordial state of enlightenment, which is naturally found in all beings. The master introduces the student to his or her real nature already perfected and enlightened, but it is only by recognizing this nature and remaining in this state of recognition in all daily activities that the student becomes a real Dzogchen practitioner of the direct path of… Read More

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  8. The Wish-Fulfilling Jewel
  9. Magic Dance

    Magic Dance

    The Display of Self-Nature of the Five Wisdom Dakinis

    • by
    • Thinley Norbu
    This is a unique and powerful presentation of the teachings of Tibetan Buddhism on the five elements: earth, water, air, fire, and space. In their gross and subtle forms, these elements combine to make up the infinite illusory display of phenomenal existence. Through teachings, stories, and his distinctive use of language, Thinley Norbu Rinpoche relates how the energies of the elements manifest within our everyday world, in individual behavior and… Read More

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  10. The Practice of Vajrakilaya

    The Practice of Vajrakilaya

    • by
    • Khenpo Namdrol Rinpoche
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