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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. Glimpses of the Profound

    Glimpses of the Profound

    Four Short Works

    • by
    • Chogyam Trungpa
    At the beginning of his North American teaching career, Chögyam Trungpa conducted five pivotal seminars on various dharmic topics. The teachings from these seminars—originally published as four separate volumes and including Q&A—are now available in this single volume:“Glimpses of Mahayana,” on the discovery and characteristics of buddha nature“Glimpses of Shunyata,” on the central mahayana teaching of emptiness“Glimpses of Space,” on the inseparability of the vastness of the feminine principle and… Read More

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  2. Echoes

    Echoes

    The Boudhanath Teachings

    • by
    • Thinley Norbu
    In colorful, bustling Boudhanath—Buddhism's great pilgrimage site in Nepal—a small group of students gathered to speak with Kyabje Thinley Norbu Rinpoche in an informal, relaxed atmosphere. This is the record of their lively dialogue, which the author described as “using the traditional method of question and answer to connect ordinary experience with sublime Dharma in a flexible way.” The contents cover a wide range of inquiry: How should Westerners understand… Read More

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  3. The Intelligent Heart

    The Intelligent Heart

    A Guide to the Compassionate Life

    • by
    • Dzigar Kongtrul,
    • Joseph Waxman
    Compassion arises naturally when one comes to perceive the lack of solid distinction between self and other. The Buddhist practice known as tonglen—in which one consciously exchanges self for other—is a skillful method for getting to that truthful perception. In this, his commentary on the renowned Tibetan lojong (mind training) text the Seven Points of Mind Training, Dzigar Kongtrul reveals tonglen to be the true heart and essence of all… Read More

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  4. The Nature of Mind

    The Nature of Mind

    The Dzogchen Instructions of Aro Yeshe Jungne

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    • Patrul Rinpoche,
    • Khenchen Palden Sherab,
    • Khenpo Tsewang Dongyal
    Patrul Rinpoche, the beloved nineteenth-century master best known for Words of My Perfect Teacher, collected the teachings of the tenth-century adept Aro Yeshe Jungne and synthesized them into the short text translated here as Clear Elucidation of True Nature. How to put these essential teachings into practice is the subject of the lively commentary by the two Khenpo brothers, the late Khenchen Palden Sherab Rinpoche and Khenpo Tsewang Dongyal Rinpoche.The… Read More

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  5. A Garland of Views

    A Garland of Views

    A Guide to View, Meditation, and Result in the Nine Vehicles

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    • Padmasambhava,
    • Jamgon Mipham
    A Garland of Views presents both a concise commentary by the eighth-century Indian Buddhist master Padmasambhava on a chapter from the Guhyagarbha Tantra on the different Buddhist and non-Buddhist philosophical views, including the Great Perfection (Dzogchen), and an explicative commentary on Padmasambhava’s text by the nineteenth-century scholar Jamgön Mipham (1846–1912).Padmasambhava’s text is a core text of the Nyingma tradition because it provides the basis for the system of nine vehicles… Read More

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  6. Luminous Clarity

    Luminous Clarity

    A Commentary on Karma Chagme's Union of Mahamudra and Dzogchen

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    • Karma Chagme,
    • Khenchen Thrangu
    This book grows out of an oral teaching that Khenchen Thrangu gave in Crestone, Colorado, on Karma Chagme’s text Meaningful to Behold: The Essential Instructions of the Compassionate One on the Union of Mahamudra and Dzogchen. Thrangu Rinpoche explains in lucid detail the advanced meditation practices of Mahamudra and Dzogchen and also their similarities and differences, including advice on how to safely perform some of the more advanced Dzogchen practices.Karma… Read More

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  7. The Complete Nyingma Tradition from Sutra to Tantra, Books 15 to 17

    The Complete Nyingma Tradition from Sutra to Tantra, Books 15 to 17

    The Essential Tantras of Mahayoga

    • by
    • Choying Tobden Dorje
    In 1838, Choying Tobden Dorje, a yogin and scholar of northeastern Tibet, completed a multivolume masterwork that traces the entire path of the Nyingma tradition of Tibetan Buddhism from beginning to end. Written by a mantra practitioner for the benefit of mantra practitioners living among the lay community, it was intended to be informative, inspirational, and above all, practical. Its twenty-five books, or topical divisions, offer a comprehensive and detailed… Read More

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  8. The Bodhisattva Path to Unsurpassed Enlightenment

    The Bodhisattva Path to Unsurpassed Enlightenment

    A Complete Translation of the Bodhisattvabhumi

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    • 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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  9. The Heart Sutra

    The Heart Sutra

    A Comprehensive Guide to the Classic of Mahayana Buddhism

    • by
    • Kazuaki Tanahashi
    The Prajna Paramita Hridaya Sutra is among the best known of all the Buddhist scriptures. Chanted daily by many Zen students, it is also studied extensively in the Tibetan tradition, and it has been regarded with interest more recently in the West in various fields of study—from philosophy to quantum physics. In just thirty-five lines, it expresses the truth of impermanence and the release from suffering that results from the… Read More

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  10. Natural Bravery

    Natural Bravery

    Fear and Fearlessness as a Direct Path of Awakening

    • by
    • Gaylon Ferguson
    Increasingly, we seem to live in a culture of fear, amid threats of terrorism, violence, environmental disasters, and distrust in our leaders. Fear and groundlessness are pervasive, but according to Buddhist teacher Gaylon Ferguson, it is the very potency of this fear that makes it such a powerful tool for personal and cultural transformation. Natural Bravery offers wise and pointed teachings for helping us to look at fear with immediacy… Read More

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