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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. Daring Steps

    Daring Steps

    Traversing the Path of the Buddha

    • by
    • Ringu Tulku
    • edited by
    • Rosemarie Fuchs
    Daring Steps stands out among the multitude of books on Tibetan Buddhism as being a uniquely accessible overview of the Buddhist path that encompasses all three yanas, or traditional Buddhist spiritual paths. Ringu Tulku—renowned for both his insight and approachable style—consistently brings the teachings back to the reader's own experience as he reveals the vital role of each path in the attainment of genuine realization. This book draws… Read More

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  2. The Treasury of Knowledge: Books Two, Three, and Four

    The Treasury of Knowledge: Books Two, Three, and Four

    Buddhism's Journey To Tibet

    • by
    • Jamgon Kongtrul Lodro Taye
    Jamgön Kongtrül’s ten-volume Treasury of Knowledge is a unique, encyclopedic masterpiece embodying the entire range of Buddhist teachings as they were preserved in Tibet. Tibetan Buddhist teachers expected their students to study Buddhist philosophical texts as well as practice reflection and meditation; present-day students have also realized that awakening has its source in study as well as in reflection and practice. Buddhism’s Journey to Tibet presents Kongtrül's masterful history of… Read More

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  3. From the Heart of Tibet

    From the Heart of Tibet

    The Biography of Drikung Chetsang Rinpoche, the Holder of the Drikung Kagyu Lineage

    • by
    • Elmar R. Gruber
    This is the story of a young boy, born in Tibet to inherit the role of Buddhist lineage holder, whose life was interrupted by the Chinese army invasion and the ensuing Cultural Revolution. Two decades later, he walked out of Tibet and started on his journey of fully taking on leadership of the Drikung Kagyu lineage. Since then the teachings of this lineage have flourished and are practiced all around… Read More

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  4. Heartfelt Advice

    Heartfelt Advice

    • by
    • Lama Dudjom Dorjee
    Heartfelt Advice offers readers an overview of basic Buddhist topics in small easily digestible bites that illuminate the main principles of Buddhist practice. Lama Dudjom Dorjee skillfully guides students through the vast array of considerations on the path, highlighting what is essential, as he presents practical ways to apply Buddhist wisdom to life in the modern world. Suitable for those seeking daily Buddhist inspiration, each of the book's ninety-five… Read More

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  5. A Complete Guide to the Buddhist Path

    A Complete Guide to the Buddhist Path

    • by
    • Khenchen Konchog Gyaltshen Rinpoche
    • edited by
    • Khenmo Trinlay Chodron
    Buddhist teachings provide numerous methods for bringing greater meaning and happiness into our lives and into our relationships with others. In A Complete Guide to the Buddhist Path, Khenchen Konchog Gyaltshen Rinpoche reveals these methods in direct, vibrant, down-to-earth language. At the core of this work lies The Jewel Treasury of Advice, a text composed by Drikung Bhande Dharmaradza (1704–1754), the reincarnation of Drikung Dharmakirti. Khenchen Rinpoche interprets these… Read More

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  6. A Spacious Path to Freedom

    A Spacious Path to Freedom

    Practical Instructions on the Union of Mahamudra and Atiyoga

    • by
    • Karma Chagme
    This manual of Tibetan meditation simply and thoroughly presents the profound Dzogchen and Mahamudra systems of practice. Karma Chagmé sets forth the stages of meditation practice, including the cultivation of meditative quiescence and insight, the experiential identification of awareness, and the highest steps of Mahamudra and Atiyoga, leading to perfect enlightenment in one lifetime. Drawing from his enormous textual erudition and mastery of Tibetan oral traditions, he shows how… Read More

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  7. Buddhist Fasting Practice

    Buddhist Fasting Practice

    The Nyungne Method of Thousand-Armed Chenrezig

    • by
    • Wangchen Rinpoche
    The Tibetan Buddhist practice of Nyungne (“nyoong-nay”) has been gaining increased attention in Buddhist centers across North America. Participants say the practice purifies them both physically and spiritually. This volume is the only comprehensive treatment in English of these powerful teachings. Nyungne is a profound, two-and-a-half-day practice, a length of time especially helpful for people whose schedules cannot accommodate long-term retreat. It involves the keeping of strict vows; the… Read More

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  8. The Practice of Mahamudra

    The Practice of Mahamudra

    • by
    • Drikung Kyabgon Chetsang Rinpoche
    • edited by
    • Ani K. Trinlay Chodron
    Mahamudra, the highest level of teaching within Tibetan Buddhism, rewards study and practice with the realization of the very nature of mind itself. There is not a single experience which is not subsumed within the realizations of Mahamudra. On his first tour of the United States, His Holiness Chetsang Rinpoche gave detailed instructions in Mahamudra methods. He carefully explained each of the five stages of Mahamudra and taught its main… Read More

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  9. Luminous Heart

    Luminous Heart

    The Third Karmapa on Consciousness, Wisdom, and Buddha Nature

    This superb collection of writings on buddha nature by the Third Karmapa Rangjung Dorje (1284–1339) focuses on the transition from ordinary deluded consciousness to enlightened wisdom, the characteristics of buddhahood, and a buddha's enlightened activity. Most of these materials have never been translated comprehensively. The Third Karmapa's unique and well-balanced view synthesizes Yogacara Madhyamaka and the classical teachings on buddha nature. Rangjung Dorje not only shows that these teachings… Read More

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  10. The Treasury of Knowledge: Book Eight, Part Three

    The Treasury of Knowledge: Book Eight, Part Three

    The Elements of Tantric Practice

    • by
    • Jamgon Kongtrul Lodro Taye
    Jamgön Kongtrül's Treasury of Knowledge in ten volumes is a unique encyclopedic masterpiece embodying the entire range of Buddhist teachings as they were presented in Tibet. Tibetan Buddhist teachers expected their students to study Buddhist philosophical texts as well as practice reflection and meditation; present-day students have also realized that awakening has its source in study as well as in reflection and practice. The Elements of Tantric Practice sets forth… Read More

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