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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 Hundred Thousand Songs of Milarepa

    The Hundred Thousand Songs of Milarepa

    A New Translation

    • by
    • Tsangnyon Heruka
    Powerful and deeply inspiring, there is no book more beloved by Tibetans than The Hundred Thousand Songs, and no figure more revered than Milarepa, the great eleventh-century poet and saint. An ordinary man who, through sheer force of effort, faith, and perseverance, overcame nearly insurmountable obstacles on the spiritual path to achieve enlightenment in a single lifetime, he stands as an exemplar of what it is to lead a spiritual… Read More

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  2. The Pocket Chögyam Trungpa

    The Pocket Chögyam Trungpa

    • by
    • Chogyam Trungpa
    “Wisdom cannot be born from theory; it must be born from your actual state of mind, which is the working basis for all spiritual practice. . . . The earthy situation of actual things as they are is the source of wisdom. You can become completely one with smell, with sight, with sound, and your knowledge about them ceases to exist; your knowledge becomes wisdom.”—Chögyam TrungpaChögyam Trungpa used to say… Read More

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  3. The Pocket Dalai Lama

    The Pocket Dalai Lama

    • by
    • H.H. the Fourteenth Dalai Lama
    • edited by
    • Mary Craig
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  4. The Pocket Pema Chodron

    The Pocket Pema Chodron

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    • Pema Chodron
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  5. The Life and Visions of Yeshe Tsogyal

    The Life and Visions of Yeshe Tsogyal

    The Autobiography of the Great Wisdom Queen

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    • The Terton Drime Kunga
    This secret life story of Yeshé Tsogyal presents a valuable and unique perspective that is quite a departure from any other account of this remarkable woman. Described as a “secret life story,” its many layers include an outer account—detailing her birth, family, and societal constraints—an inner account that begins as she meets and escapes captivity with Guru Rinpoché, and a secret account as she enters twelve years of retreat at… Read More

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  6. The Life and Times of Jamyang Khyentse Chökyi Lodrö

    The Life and Times of Jamyang Khyentse Chökyi Lodrö

    The Great Biography by Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche and Other Stories

    • by
    • Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche,
    • Orgyen Tobgyal
    The foremost torchbearer of the ecumenical Rime movement, Jamyang Khyentse Chökyi Lodrö (1893–1959) dedicated his life to the study, practice, and propagation of all the schools and lineages that are collectively known as Tibetan Buddhism. The staggeringly long list of teachings he received and transmitted in turn testifies to the depth of his appreciation of all aspects of the Dharma, and the roster of his eminent students reveals how his… Read More

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  7. Enlightened Vagabond

    Enlightened Vagabond

    The Life and Teachings of Patrul Rinpoche

    • by
    • Matthieu Ricard
    • edited by
    • Constance Wilkinson
    Few Buddhist meditation masters continue to have the influence that Dza Patrul Rinpoche, active in the nineteenth century, has to many Buddhist practitioners today. A wandering yogi, he eschewed urban areas for a life living in the wilds, caves, and mountains of Tibet. While famous for his teaching with thousands of students, he would wander from place to place by himself, carrying only a few possessions—the most prized of which… Read More

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  8. The Just King

    The Just King

    The Tibetan Buddhist Classic on Leading an Ethical Life

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    • Jamgön Mipham
    This first ever translation of Jamgön Mipham’s Treatise on Ethics for Kings is a substantial and historic contribution to the field of Buddhist ethics. The text consists of a set of verses advising the king of Dergé in Tibet on how to ethically behave in accordance with Buddhist principles. It is perhaps the longest premodern work of its kind and is designed as a code of conduct for anyone to… Read More

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  9. Embracing Each Moment

    Embracing Each Moment

    A Guide to the Awakened Life

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    • Anam Thubten
    The awakened life is the essence and aim of the Buddhist teachings, according to Anam Thubten, and this book is a guide to cultivating the awakened mind and heart that allows this wonderful kind of life to happen. He illuminates the path to awakened living in a way that’s concise and completely accessible to anyone of any background—reflective of the diverse backgrounds of the students who attend his popular talks… Read More

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  10. The Wisdom Chapter

    The Wisdom Chapter

    Jamgön Mipham’s Commentary on the Ninth Chapter of The Way of the Bodhisattva

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    • Jamgon Mipham
    Shāntideva’s guide to the training of a Bodhisattva is one of the most important and beloved texts in the Tibetan tradition. The ninth chapter, however, dealing with Madhyamaka, the Middle Way, the most profound wisdom view of Mahayana Buddhism, has always posed unique challenges to readers. This commentary by the great scholar Mipham Rinpoche presents in quite straightforward terms Shāntideva’s exposition of emptiness, the essential foundation of all Buddhist doctrine,… Read More

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