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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 Practice of Kalachakra

    The Practice of Kalachakra

    • by
    • Glenn H. Mullin
    The Kalachakra spiritual legacy is a vital and central part of Tibetan Buddhism. Presented here is a detailed and practical overview of this unique spiritual path. In Part One, the author discusses the tantric path to enlightenment by drawing on the writings of great scholar-practitioners of the past. He describes the sutrayana and vajrayana paths, outlines the four classes of tantras, compares the Kalachakra generation and completion stage… Read More

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  2. The Wheel of Time

    The Wheel of Time

    Kalachakra in Context

    • by
    • Geshe Lhundub Sopa,
    • Roger R. Jackson,
    • John Newman
    • edited by
    • Beth Simon
    The Kalachakra, or "Wheel of Time," is one of the most profound and sublime of the Buddhist tantric systems. It is an intricate interweaving of astrology, eschatology, physiology, and yoga into a meditational path system that embraces the entire material universe and leads to complete, perfect enlightenment. The Kalachakra, with its special connection to the land of Shambhala and a future golden age of Dharma, has a special appeal… Read More

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  3. Cutting Through Appearances

    Cutting Through Appearances

    Practice and Theory of Tibetan Buddhism

    • by
    • Geshe Lhundub Sopa,
    • Jeffrey Hopkins
    This book presents the practice and theory of Tibetan Buddhism. First is a meditation manual written by the Fourth Pan-chen Lama (1781–1852), based on Tsongkhapa's Three Principal Aspects of the Path, which covers the daily practice of Tibetan monks and yogis. It details how to properly conduct a meditation session that contains the entire scope of the Buddhist path. Next is the Presentation of Tenets, written by Gon-chok-jik-may-wang-bo. It covers… Read More

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  4. Knowledge and Liberation

    Knowledge and Liberation

    Tibetan Buddhist Epistemology in Support of Transformative Religious Experience

    • by
    • Anne Carolyn Klein
    Buddhist philosophy is concerned with defining and overcoming the limitations and errors of perception. To do this is essential to Buddhism's purpose of establishing a method for attaining liberation. Conceptual thought in this view can lead to a liberating understanding, a transformative religious experience. The author discusses the workings of both direct and conceptual cognition, drawing on a variety of Tibetan and Indian texts. The Gelukba interpretation of Dignaga… Read More

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  5. Deity Yoga

    Deity Yoga

    In Action and Performance Tantras

    • by
    • H.H. the Fourteenth Dalai Lama,
    • Tsong-kha-pa,
    • Jeffrey Hopkins
    • edited by
    • Jeffrey Hopkins
    Deity Yoga describes the profound process of meditation in Action and Performance Tantras. It is composed of three parts: Heart of Mantra by the Dalai Lama is a lucid exposition of the meditative rites of deity yoga—the distinctly tantric process in which yogis visualize themselves in the form of a Buddha's divine body as a manifestation of compassionate wisdom. The Great Exposition of Secret Mantra, parts 2 and 3… Read More

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  6. Tantra in Tibet

    Tantra in Tibet

    • by
    • H.H. the Fourteenth Dalai Lama,
    • Tsong-kha-pa,
    • Jeffrey Hopkins
    This edition of Tantra in Tibet consists of three parts published under the auspices of the Dalai Lama. "Essence of Tantra" by H. H. the Dalai Lama reveals the highly practical and compassionate use of this science of spiritual development. His Holiness discusses tantra for practice, refuge, the three paths, greatness of mantra, clear light, and initiation. "The Great Exposition of Secret Mantra—part 1" by Tsong-ka-pa is one of the… Read More

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  7. Death, Intermediate State, and Rebirth in Tibetan Buddhism

    Death, Intermediate State, and Rebirth in Tibetan Buddhism

    • by
    • Lati Rinpoche,
    • Jeffrey Hopkins
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  8. The Mind in Tibetan Buddhism

    The Mind in Tibetan Buddhism

    • by
    • Lati Rinpoche
    • edited by
    • Elizabeth S. Napper
    In the great Tibetan monasteries of Lhasa, monks seeking to purify their minds and develop the understanding necessary for final enlightenment began their inquiry into mind and consciousness by studying The Presentation of Awareness and Knowledge. Through understanding the nature of the mind and the process of cognition, inner peace can be attained. This text, plus Lati Rinbochay's rich and extensive commentary, give a comprehensive explanation of the nature and… Read More

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  9. Source of Supreme Bliss

    Source of Supreme Bliss

    Heruka Chakrasamvara Five Deity Practice and Commentary

    • by
    • Ngulchu Dharmabhadra,
    • The First Panchen Lama Losang Chokyi Gyaltsen
    Source of Supreme Bliss contains the first English translations of important commentaries on the Highest Yoga Tantra system of the Heruka Chakrasamvara Five Deity practice. Included is a lucid, practical, and deeply profound explanation of the generation stage by Ngulchu Dharmabhadra. This is followed by an extremely rare and profound commentary by the First Panchen Lama Losang Chokyi Gyaltsen on the completion stage. Also included is a commentary on how… Read More

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  10. The Extremely Secret Dakini of Naropa

    The Extremely Secret Dakini of Naropa

    Vajrayogini Practice and Commentary

    • by
    • Pabongkha Dechen Nyingpo
    The Extremely Secret Dakini of Naropa is the commentary to the practice of Vajrayogini in the Naro Kacho lineage composed by Kyabje Pabongkha as revealed to him directly by Vajrayogini herself. This text has become the basis for almost every subsequent Vajrayogini commentary in the Gelug tradition. Kyabje Pabongkha’s commentary is both very thorough in its presentation and deeply inspiring. It provides rich detail about all eleven yogas of the… Read More

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