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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 and Visions of Yeshe Tsogyal

    The Life and Visions of Yeshe Tsogyal

    The Autobiography of the Great Wisdom Queen

    • by
    • Drime Kunga
    The many layers of the heroic life of Yeshé Tsogyal, Tibet’s best-known dakini and female master, are revealed in this inspiring work. Translated here for the first time, this terma, or “hidden treasure,” presents an outer narrative of her birth, family, and struggles in a traditional male-dominated society; an inner account of her meetings with the great master Padmasambhava; and a secret chronicle of her retreat at Chimpu and her… Read More

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  2. The Just King

    The Just King

    The Tibetan Buddhist Classic on Leading an Ethical Life

    • by
    • Jamgon Mipham
    Leadership. Power. Responsibility. From Sun Tzu to Plato to Machiavelli, sages east and west have advised kings and rulers on how to lead. Their motivations and techniques have varied, but one thing they have in common is that the relevance of their advice has reached far beyond the few individuals to whom they were originally addressing. Over the centuries, millions have read their works and continue to be inspired by… Read More

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  3. The Great Exposition of Secret Mantra, Volume 2

    The Great Exposition of Secret Mantra, Volume 2

    Deity Yoga

    • by
    • H.H. the Fourteenth Dalai Lama,
    • Tsongkhapa
    • edited by
    • Jeffrey Hopkins
    Diety Yoga is the second volume in The Great Exposition of Secret Mantra series in which the Dalai Lama offers illuminating commentary on Tsongkhapa’s seminal text on Buddhist tantra. It is preceded by Volume 1: Tantra in Tibet and followed by Volume 3: Yoga Tantra.This revised work describes the profound process of meditation in Action (kriyā) and Performance (caryā) Tantras. Invaluable for anyone who is practicing or is interested in… Read More

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  4. The Great Exposition of Secret Mantra, Volume 3

    The Great Exposition of Secret Mantra, Volume 3

    Yoga Tantra

    • by
    • H.H. the Fourteenth Dalai Lama,
    • Tsongkhapa
    • edited by
    • Jeffrey Hopkins
    Yoga Tantra is the third volume in The Great Exposition of Secret Mantra series, in which the Dalai Lama offers illuminating commentary on Tsongkhapa’s seminal text on Buddhist tantra. It is preceded by Volume I: Tantra in Tibet and Volume II: Deity Yoga.This work opens with the Dalai Lama presenting the key features of Yoga Tantra then continues with the root text by Tsongkhapa. This is followed by an overview… Read More

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  5. Entering the Way of the Great Vehicle

    Entering the Way of the Great Vehicle

    Dzogchen as the Culmination of the Mahāyanā

    • by
    • Rongzom Chokyi Zangpo
    Rongzom Chökyi Zangpo wrote this treatise in the eleventh century during the renaissance of Buddhism in Tibet that was spurred by the influx of new translations of Indian Buddhist texts, tantras, and esoteric transmissions from India. For political and religious reasons, adherents of the “new schools” of Tibetan Buddhism fostered by these new translations cast the older tradition of lineages and transmissions as impure and decadent. Rongzompa composed the work… Read More

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  6. The Great Exposition of Secret Mantra, Volume 1

    The Great Exposition of Secret Mantra, Volume 1

    Tantra in Tibet (Revised Edition)

    • by
    • H.H. the Fourteenth Dalai Lama,
    • Tsongkhapa
    • edited by
    • Jeffrey Hopkins
    Tantra in Tibet is the first volume in The Great Exposition of Secret Mantra series in which the Dalai Lama offers illuminating commentary on Tsongkhapa’s seminal text on Buddhist tantra. It is followed by Volume II: Deity Yoga and Volume III: Yoga Tantra.This revised work describes the differences between the Great Vehicle and Lesser Vehicle streams in the sutra tradition, and between the sutra tradition and that of tantra generally.… Read More

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  7. The Bodhisattva Path to Unsurpassed Enlightenment

    The Bodhisattva Path to Unsurpassed Enlightenment

    A Complete Translation of the Bodhisattvabhumi

    • by
    • Asanga
    Ārya Asanga’s Bodhisattvabhūmi, or The Stage of a Bodhisattva, is the Mahāyāna tradition’s most comprehensive manual on the practice and training of bodhisattvas—by the author’s own account, a compilation of the full range of instructions contained in the entire collection of Mahāyāna sutras. A classic work of the Yogācāra school, it has been cherished in Tibet by all the historical Buddhist lineages as a primary source of instruction on bodhisattva… Read More

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  8. The Great Treatise on the Stages of the Path to Enlightenment (Volume 1)

    The Great Treatise on the Stages of the Path to Enlightenment (Volume 1)

    • by
    • Tsong-kha-pa
    • edited by
    • Joshua Cutler,
    • Guy Newland
    The Great Treatise on the Stages of the Path to Enlightenment (Tib. Lam rim chen mo) is one of the brightest jewels in the world’s treasury of sacred literature. The author, Tsong-kha-pa, completed it in 1402, and it soon became one of the most renowned works of spiritual practice and philosophy in the world of Tibetan Buddhism. Because it condenses all the exoteric sūtra scriptures into a meditation manual that… Read More

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  9. The Great Treatise on the Stages of the Path to Enlightenment (Volume 2)

    The Great Treatise on the Stages of the Path to Enlightenment (Volume 2)

    • by
    • Tsong-kha-pa
    • edited by
    • Joshua Cutler,
    • Guy Newland
    The Great Treatise on the Stages of the Path to Enlightenment (Tib. Lam rim chen mo) is one of the brightest jewels in the world’s treasury of sacred literature. The author, Tsong-kha-pa, completed it in 1402, and it soon became one of the most renowned works of spiritual practice and philosophy in the world of Tibetan Buddhism. Because it condenses all the exoteric sūtra scriptures into a meditation manual that… Read More

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  10. The Great Treatise on the Stages of the Path to Enlightenment (Volume 3)

    The Great Treatise on the Stages of the Path to Enlightenment (Volume 3)

    • by
    • Tsong-kha-pa
    • edited by
    • Joshua Cutler,
    • Guy Newland
    The Great Treatise on the Stages of the Path to Enlightenment (Tib. Lam rim chen mo) is one of the brightest jewels in the world’s treasury of sacred literature. The author, Tsong-kha-pa, completed it in 1402, and it soon became one of the most renowned works of spiritual practice and philosophy in the world of Tibetan Buddhism. Because it condenses all the exoteric sūtra scriptures into a meditation manual that… Read More

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