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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 Collected Works of Chogyam Trungpa: Volume Four

    The Collected Works of Chogyam Trungpa: Volume Four

    Journey without Goal; The Lion's Roar; The Dawn of Tantra; An Interview with Chogyam Trungpa

    • by
    • Chogyam Trungpa
    • edited by
    • Carolyn Rose Gimian
    The Collected Works of Chögyam Trungpa brings together in eight volumes the writings of the first and most influential and inspirational Tibetan teacher to present Buddhism in the West. Organized by theme, the collection includes full-length books as well as articles, seminar transcripts, poems, plays, and interviews, many of which have never before been available in book form. From memoirs of his escape from Chinese-occupied Tibet to insightful discussions… Read More

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  2. Timeless Rapture

    Timeless Rapture

    Inspired Verse of the Shangpa Masters

    • by
    • Jamgon Kongtrul Lodro Taye
    • edited by
    • Ngawang Zangpo
    Throughout history awakened ones have celebrated the rapture of mystical states with inspired verse sung extemporaneously. This book offers a rare glimpse into the mysticism of the Shangpa Kagyu lineage a tradition based mainly on the profound teaching of two women. This compendium of spontaneous verse sung by tantric Buddhist masters from the tenth century to the present includes translations as well as short descriptions of each poet's life… Read More

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  3. Maps of the Profound
  4. The Treasury of Knowledge: Book One

    The Treasury of Knowledge: Book One

    Myriad Worlds

    • by
    • Jamgon Kongtrul Lodro Taye
    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 of Knowledge, Jamgön Kongtrül presents a complete account of the major lines of thought and practice that comprise Tibetan Buddhism. This first book of The Treasury which serves as a prelude to Kongtrul's survey… Read More

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  5. The Treasury of Knowledge: Book Five

    The Treasury of Knowledge: Book Five

    Buddhist Ethics

    • by
    • Jamgon Kongtrul Lodro Taye
    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 it was preserved in Tibet. This volume is the fifth book of that work and is considered by many scholars to be its heart. Jamgön Kongtrül explains the complete code of personal liberation as it applies to both monastic and lay persons, the… Read More

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  6. The Robber Chief

    The Robber Chief

    A Tale of Vengeance and Compassion

    • by
    • W. W. Rowe
    This exciting tale demonstrates the pitfalls of anger and revenge. Wronged by a greedy jeweler, the giant Mu becomes a robber chief. Unexpected twists reveal the mysterious workings of karma. A missing purse, a golden crown, and a secret cave display great compassion. The story movingly shows that the true happiness of any one person is interrelated with the happiness of others. Chris Banigan's magical illustrations boldly enliven the narration.… Read More

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  7. The Autobiography of Jamgon Kongtrul

    The Autobiography of Jamgon Kongtrul

    A Gem of Many Colors

    • edited by
    • Richard Barron (Chokyi Nyima)
    Jamgön Kongtrul Lodrö Taye (1813–1899) was one of the most influential figures and prolific writers in the Tibetan Buddhist world. He was a founder and the single most important proponent of the nonsectarian movement that flourished in eastern Tibet and remains popular today. Two additional texts discuss his previous lives and recount Kongtrul's final days. The Autobiography of Jamgön Kongtrul is part of The Tsadra Foundation Series published by… Read More

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  8. The Great Treatise on the Stages of the Path to Enlightenment: Volume Three

    The Great Treatise on the Stages of the Path to Enlightenment: Volume Three

    • by
    • Tsong-kha-pa
    • edited by
    • Joshua Cutler,
    • Guy Newland
    The Great Treatise on the Stages of the Path to Enlightenment (Lam rim chen mo) is one of the brightest jewels in the world's treasury of sacred literature. The author Tsong-kha-pa (1357–1419) completed this masterpiece in 1402 and it soon became one of the most renowned works of spiritual practice and philosophy in the world of Tibetan Buddhism. Tsong-kha-pa took great pains to base his incisive insights on the… Read More

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  9. Guru Rinpoche

    Guru Rinpoche

    His Life and Times

    • by
    • Ngawang Zangpo
    To Tibetan Buddhists, Guru Rinpoche is a Buddha. This book recounts Guru Rinpoche's historic visit to Tibet and explains his continuing significance to Buddhists. In doing so, it illustrates how a country whose powerful armies overran the capital of China and installed a puppet emperor came to abandon its aggressive military campaigns: this transformation was due to Guru Rinpoche, who tamed and converted Tibet to Buddhism and thereby changed… Read More

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  10. Introduction to the Middle Way

    Introduction to the Middle Way

    Chandrakirti's Madhyamakavatara with Commentary by Ju Mipham

    Introduction to the Middle Way combines the timeless devotional-scholarly poetry of Indian master Chandrakirti (ca. seventh century) with the exhaustive explanation of its meaning by Jamgön Mipham (1846–1912), whose commentary was composed eleven centuries after Chandrakirti lived. Chandrakirti is one of several Indian thinkers whose treatises were brought to Tibet and whose realized teachings about the nature of the mind are the foundation of Tibetan Buddhist thought. Hidden in… Read More

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