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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. Buddha Nature

    Buddha Nature

    The Mahayana Uttaratantra Shastra with Commentary

    • by
    • Maitreya
    All sentient beings without exception have buddha nature—the inherent purity and perfection of the mind, untouched by changing mental states. Thus there is neither any reason for conceit in deeming oneself better than others nor any reason for self-contempt, thinking of oneself as inferior and unable to reach enlightenment. This seeing is obscured by veils which are removable and do not touch the inherent purity and perfection of the… Read More

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  2. Unique Tenets of The Middle Way Consequence School

    Unique Tenets of The Middle Way Consequence School

    • by
    • Daniel Cozort
    According to Tibetan traditions, the Indian Buddhist Prasangika-Madhyamika school is the one that represents the final true thought of the Buddha. Unique Tenets of the Middle Way Consequence School presents and analyzes the issues that separate that school from the other principals schools of Buddhism—issues such as the existence (or non-existence) of an external world the way in which karma and reincarnation operate the nature of consciousness the nature of… Read More

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  3. A Dog's Tooth

    A Dog's Tooth

    A Tale from Tibet

    • by
    • W. W. Rowe
    In this adventurous retelling of the classic Tibetan tale of the power of faith, a young man fails to obtain a sacred relic for his dying mother and deceivingly brings her a tooth from the skeleton of a dog. This vivid version humorously recreates the wily son's schemes. It movingly conveys how the mother's strong faith has the power to fulfill her dreams. The result is a suspenseful… Read More

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  4. Emptiness Yoga

    Emptiness Yoga

    The Tibetan Middle Way

    • by
    • Jeffrey Hopkins
    • edited by
    • Joe B. Wilson
    An absorbing exposition of the methods of realization of the Middle Way Consequence School (Prasangika Madhyamika) by Jeffrey Hopkins—considered by many the foremost Western authority on Tibetan Buddhism. His presentation is based on Jang-gya's famous work—the original and translation are included. The reasonings used to analyze persons and phenomena to establish their true mode of existence are discussed in the context of meditative practice. This exposition includes a masterful treatment… Read More

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  5. Translating Buddhism from Tibetan

    Translating Buddhism from Tibetan

    • by
    • Joe B. Wilson
    This complete textbook on classical Tibetan is suitable for beginning or intermediate students. It begins with rules for reading writing and pronouncing Tibetan, gradually carrying the reader through the patterns seen in the formation of words and into the repeating patterns of Tibetan phrases, clauses, and sentences. Students with prior experience will find the seven appendices—which review the rules of pronunciation grammar and syntax—provide an indispensable reference. It balances… Read More

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  6. The Roar of Thunder

    The Roar of Thunder

    Yamantaka Practice and Commentary

    • by
    • Ngulchu Dharmabhadra,
    • The Fifth Ling Rinpoche Losang Lungtog Tenzin Trinley
    The practice of Yamantaka is one of the most widely practiced deities within the Gelug tradition. It was Tsongkhapa's foremost personal deity, from whom he received direct visions that were a constant source of empowerment, inspiration, instruction, and even personal advice. Because of this, the Gelug tradition contains many unique and unexceled oral instructions on the practice of Yamantaka. These lineages fall into two main streams. The quintessential instruction of… Read More

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  7. The Treasury of Knowledge

    The Treasury of Knowledge

    This monumental translation—more than twenty-five years in the making—is at last complete. We are delighted to make available this comprehensive collection of the entire range of Buddhist teachings as they have been preserved in Tibet. In Tibetan religious literature, Jamgön Kongtrül's Treasury of Knowledge in ten books stands out as a unique, encyclopedic masterpiece embodying the entire range of Buddhist teachings as they were preserved in Tibet. In his monumental Treasury… Read More

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  8. Fluent Tibetan

    Fluent Tibetan

    A Proficiency-Oriented Learning System. Novice and Intermediate Levels

    • by
    • William A. Magee,
    • Elizabeth S. Napper
    • edited by
    • Jeffrey Hopkins
    The most systematic and extensive course system available in spoken Tibetan language, Fluent Tibetan was developed by language experts working in conjunction with indigenous speakers at the University of Virginia. Based on courses for diplomats needing to learn a language quickly, the method acquaints students with the sounds and patterns of Tibetan speech through repetitive interactive drills, enabling the quick mastery of increasingly complex structures and thereby promoting rapid… Read More

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  9. Treasury of Esoteric Instructions

    Treasury of Esoteric Instructions

    An Explication of the Oral Instructions of the Path with the Result

    • by
    • Lama Dampa Sonam Gyaltsen,
    • Virupa
    • edited by
    • Cyrus Stearns
    The Lamdré, or the Path with the Result, is the most important system of tantric practice in the Sakya tradition of Tibetan Buddhism. The goddess Vajra Nairatmya first transmitted these teachings to the Indian adept Virupa (ca. seventh–eighth centuries) who then composed the Vajra Lines. Virupa’s words were transmitted orally until the Tibetan master Sachen Kunga Nyingpo (1092–1158) wrote eleven commentaries to explain them. Two hundred years later in… Read More

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  10. The Guhyagarbha Tantra

    The Guhyagarbha Tantra

    Secret Essence Definitive Nature Just as It Is

    • by
    • Longchenpa
    Restricted text: Anyone interested in purchasing or reading this text must have received the empowerment of Vajrasattva's Magical Manifestation Matrix for the peaceful and wrathful deities from either the kama or the terma tradition and must have received the reading transmission. This Secret Essence Tantra is the most advanced and extensively studied tantra within the Nyingma lineage. The twenty-two chapters of this… Read More

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