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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 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. Awakening the Sleeping Buddha

    Awakening the Sleeping Buddha

    • by
    • The Twelfth Tai Situpa
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  7. 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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  8. Machig Labdron and the Foundations of Chod

    Machig Labdron and the Foundations of Chod

    • by
    • Jerome Edou
    Machig Labdron is popularly considered to be both a dakini and a deity, an emanation of Yum Chenmo, or Prajnaparamita, the embodiment of the wisdom of the buddhas. Historically, this Tibetan woman, a contemporary of Milarepa, was an adept and outstanding teacher, a mother, and a founder of a unique transmission lineage known as the Chöd of Mahamudra. This translation of the most famous biography of Machig Labdron, founder… Read More

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  9. Illusion's Game

    Illusion's Game

    The Life and Teaching of Naropa

    • by
    • Chogyam Trungpa
    In what he calls a "200 percent potent" teaching, Chögyam Trungpa reveals how the spiritual path is a raw and rugged "unlearning" process that draws us away from the comfort of conventional expectations and conceptual attitudes toward a naked encounter with reality. The tantric paradigm for this process is the story of the Indian master Naropa (1016–1100), who is among the enlightened teachers of the Kagyu lineage of the Tibetan… Read More

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  10. Jamgon Kongtrul's Retreat Manual

    Jamgon Kongtrul's Retreat Manual

    • by
    • Jamgon Kongtrul Lodro Taye
    The Kagyu and Nyingma traditions of Himalayan tantric Buddhism require a long period of intensive training in meditation—a three-year, three-month retreat—before a practitioner is considered to be a qualified teacher. Jamgon Kongtrul's Retreat Manual was written in the mid-nineteenth century for those who wish to embark on this rigorous training. It guides them in preparing for retreat, provides full details of the program of meditation, and offers advice for… Read More

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