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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. Buddha Nature

    Buddha Nature

    The Mahayana Uttaratantra Shastra with Commentary

    • by
    • Maitreya
    All sentient beings without exception have buddha nature—the inherent purity and perfection of the mind, untouched by changing mental states. Thus there is neither any reason for conceit in deeming oneself better than others nor any reason for self-contempt, thinking of oneself as inferior and unable to reach enlightenment. This seeing is obscured by veils which are removable and do not touch the inherent purity and perfection of the… Read More

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  2. Naked Awareness

    Naked Awareness

    Practical Instructions on the Union of Mahamudra and Dzogchen

    • by
    • Karma Chagme
    • edited by
    • B. Alan Wallace,
    • Lindy Steele
    In this classic seventeenth-century presentation of the union of Mahamudra and Dzogchen, Karma Chagmé, one of the great teachers of both these lineages of Tibetan Buddhism, begins with an overview of the spirit of awakening and the nature of actions and their ethical consequences. Next, drawing from his enormous erudition and profound experience, Chagmé gives exceptionally lucid instructions on the two phases of Dzogchen practice—the "breakthrough" and the "leap-over"—followed by… Read More

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  3. The Teacher-Student Relationship

    The Teacher-Student Relationship

    • by
    • Jamgon Kongtrul Lodro Taye
    It is crucial for students of Vajrayana Buddhism to find an authentic wisdom teacher and know how to properly rely upon that teacher in order to awaken to their buddha nature and thereby attain full enlightenment. Fortunately, the topic has been thoroughly explored by Jamgon Kongtrul in the tenth chapter of The Treasury of Knowledge. This essential text clearly lays out what credentials and qualities one should look for in… Read More

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  4. The Jewel Ornament of Liberation

    The Jewel Ornament of Liberation

    The Wish-fulfilling Gem of the Noble Teachings

    • by
    • Gampopa
    • edited by
    • Ani K. Trinlay Chodron
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  5. The Practice of Tranquillity and Insight

    The Practice of Tranquillity and Insight

    A Guide to Tibetan Buddhist Meditation

    • by
    • Khenchen Thrangu Rinpoche
    The two types of meditation that form the core of Buddhist spiritual practice are: tranquillity (samatha) meditation aims at stilling the mind, while insight (vipasyana) meditation produces clear vision or insight into the nature of all phenomena. With masterful scholarship, Rinpoche explains this unified system of meditation—what to do, what to avoid, and the stages of deepening meditation—so the practitioner can gauge progress. His teaching is a commentary on the… Read More

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  6. Atisha's Lamp for the Path to Enlightenment

    Atisha's Lamp for the Path to Enlightenment

    • by
    • Geshe Sonam Rinchen
    • edited by
    • Ruth Sonam
    Atisha, the eleventh-century Indian Buddhist scholar and saint, came to Tibet at the invitation of the king of Western Tibet, Lha Lama Yeshe Wo, and his nephew, Jangchub Wo. His coming initiated the period of the second transmission of Buddhism to Tibet, formative for the Sakya Kagyu and Gelug traditions of Tibetan Buddhism. Atisha's most celebrated text, Lamp for the Path to Enlightenment, sets forth the entire Buddhist path… Read More

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  7. Enthronement

    Enthronement

    The Recognition of the Reincarnate Masters of Tibet and the Himalayas

    • by
    • Jamgon Kongtrul Lodro Taye
    Even the most casual contact with the culture, politics, or religion of Tibet and the surrounding region brings outsiders face to face with the institution of reincarnate spiritual masters. Past masters are identified as small children installed in their predecessor's monastery in a ceremony called "enthronement" and educated to continue the work of their former incarnation. This custom has provided a principal source of spiritual renewal for Himalayan Buddhists… Read More

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  8. The Gelug/Kagyu Tradition of Mahamudra

    The Gelug/Kagyu Tradition of Mahamudra

    • by
    • H.H. the Fourteenth Dalai Lama,
    • Alexander Berzin
    Mahamudra, the great sealing nature, refers to systems of meditation on both the conventional and ultimate natures of the mind. These have been transmitted through the Kagyu, Sakya, and Gelug traditions of Tibetan Buddhism. Within the Gelug, Mahamudra teachings occur in a combined Gelug/Kagyu tradition exemplified in the First Panchen Lama's Root Text for the Precious Gelug/Kagyu Tradition of Mahamudra. The work presented here contains two brilliant commentaries by… Read More

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  9. Awakening the Sleeping Buddha

    Awakening the Sleeping Buddha

    • by
    • XII Khentin Tai Situpa Rinpoche
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  10. Instructions of Gampopa

    Instructions of Gampopa

    A Precious Garland of the Supreme Path

    • by
    • Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche
    • edited by
    • Laura M. Roth,
    • David McCarthy
    Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche delivers profound insights in direct and inspiring language. In this commentary on the Precious Garland, one of Gampopa's masterworks, he outlines what practitioners of varying levels need to know to perfect their spiritual practice. He instructs on the correct view, meditation, and conduct, and offers frank answers to common questions concerning obstacles to Dharma practice. Gampopa (1070–1153) was the father of the Kagyu tradition and… Read More

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