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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. Guided Meditations on the Stages of the Path

    Guided Meditations on the Stages of the Path

    • by
    • Thubten Chodron
    The lamrim (stages of the path) presentation of Buddhist teachings has become a core topic of study at many Buddhist centers in the West. For busy practitioners, the lamrim gives a concise and easily graspable picture of the Buddhist path. Best-selling author Thubten Chodron has a unique ability to present these teachings. In this volume, she provides clear explanations of the stages of the path, while the audio tracks… Read More

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  2. Chod in the Ganden Tradition

    Chod in the Ganden Tradition

    The Oral Instructions of Kyabje Zong Rinpoche

    • by
    • Kyabje Zong Rinpoche
    • edited by
    • David Molk
    In Chöd in the Ganden Tradition, we encounter not only the life and teachings of one of the greatest Tibetan masters in modern times, but also instructions in one of the most interesting Tibetan techniques for working with basic fears, applicable to Chöd practitioners from all lineages. The instructions are offered with the engaging directness, wit, and stories for which Rinpoche was legendary. He tells miraculous accounts of the… Read More

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  3. Eight Verses for Training the Mind

    Eight Verses for Training the Mind

    • by
    • Geshe Sonam Rinchen
    • edited by
    • Ruth Sonam
    How do we free ourselves from the demon of self-concern? These instructions are found in Eight Verses for Training the Mind, one of the most important texts from a genre of Tibetan spiritual writings known as lojong (literally "mind training"). The root text was written by the eleventh-century meditator Langritangpa. His Holiness the Dalai Lama refers to this work as one of the main sources of his own inspiration… Read More

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  4. How Karma Works

    How Karma Works

    The Twelve Links of Dependent-Arising

    • by
    • Geshe Sonam Rinchen
    • edited by
    • Ruth Sonam
    We all want to find happiness and be free from suffering. Happiness comes from positive mental states and actions, and suffering from the opposite. The twelve-part process of dependent arising shows how actions underlain by ignorance propel us from one rebirth into another, keeping us trapped in suffering, and how through understanding reality correctly we can break this cycle. The four noble truths, the twelve links of dependent arising, and… Read More

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  5. Yoga Tantra

    Yoga Tantra

    Paths to Magical Feats

    • by
    • Jeffrey Hopkins,
    • H.H. the Fourteenth Dalai Lama,
    • Dzong-ka-ba
    • edited by
    • Jeffrey Hopkins
    The Dalai Lama opens the door to the topic of Yoga Tantra with an extraordinarily detailed teaching on a classic text. Rarely in the Dalai Lama's lifetime has he given teachings of such a nature on this topic. There follows a translation of the Yoga Tantra section of Dzong-ka-ba's The Great Exposition of Secret Mantra, one of his most important works and a monument of Tibetan Buddhist literature. Jeffrey… Read More

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  6. Highest Yoga Tantra

    Highest Yoga Tantra

    • by
    • Daniel Cozort
    This extraordinary book clearly outlines and discusses the methods for transforming both body and mind through the highest forms of tantric practice. Highest Yoga Tantra is the pinnacle of tantric systems found in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition. Part One discusses the practices common to sutra and tantra. Part Two presents the generation stage of Highest Yoga Tantra. Part Three covers the entirety of the completion stage yogas (i.e., physical… Read More

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  7. The Second Dalai Lama

    The Second Dalai Lama

    His Life and Teachings

    • edited by
    • Glenn H. Mullin
    The Second Dalai Lama's writings and biography are brought vividly to life in this extraordinary book by the renowned translator Glenn Mullin through a selection of the Second Dalai Lama's ecstatic outpourings of enlightened teaching. He gives us a glimpse into the visionary life of this outspoken and unconventional Dalai Lama. Mullin provides a readable and comprehensive introduction to the life and times of the Second Dalai Lama, and… Read More

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  8. Transforming Adversity into Joy and Courage

    Transforming Adversity into Joy and Courage

    An Explanation of the Thirty-Seven Practices of Bodhisattvas

    • by
    • Geshe Jampa Tegchok
    • edited by
    • Thubten Chodron
    A practical and inspiring guide for developing our ability to be happy and benefit others this commentary on The Thirty-Seven Practices of Bodhisattvas by Gyalsay Togme Sangpo is studied by followers of all schools of Tibetan Buddhism. The root text gives in thirty-seven short verses the essential practices leading to enlightenment. Gyalsay Togme Sangpo (1295-1369) was renowned as a bodhisattva in Tibet and revered for living according to the… Read More

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  9. The Pocket Tibetan Buddhism Reader

    The Pocket Tibetan Buddhism Reader

    • edited by
    • Reginald A. Ray
    This pocket-sized reader will be cherished by students of Tibetan Buddhism as well as the many readers of such popular books as The Art of Happiness, When Things Fall Apart, The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying, and Awakening the Buddha Within. This unique collection features short inspirational selections and pithy quotations from the great masters of Tibetan Buddhism, past and present, including Milarepa,… Read More

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  10. The Great Treatise on the Stages of the Path to Enlightenment: Volume Two

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

    • 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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