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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. Study and Practice of Meditation

    Study and Practice of Meditation

    Tibetan Interpretations of the Concentrations and Formless Absorptions

    • by
    • Leah Zahler
    Study and Practice of Meditation gives a vivid and detailed account of the meditative practices necessary to develop a calm, alert mind that is capable of penetrating the depths of reality. The Buddhist meditative states known as the concentrations and formless absorptions are best known in the West from Theravada scriptures and from Vasubandhu’s Treasury of Manifest Knowledge. In this book the reader is exposed to Tibetan Buddhist views… Read More

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  2. Tantric Techniques

    Tantric Techniques

    • by
    • Jeffrey Hopkins
    Deity yoga is the meditative practice of imagining oneself as an ideal being, fully endowed with compassion, wisdom, and their resultant altruistic activities. The idea is that by imagining being a Buddha one gets closer to actually achieving Buddhahood. Tantric Techniques offers a complete system of Tantric meditation comparing the views of three seminal Tibetan authors on deity yoga and on issues such as how to safeguard against psychological inflation… Read More

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  3. Tibetan Logic

    Tibetan Logic

    • by
    • Katherine Manchester Rogers
    Within Tibetan Buddhism has arisen a system of education and a curriculum designed to enable the student to develop a path of reasoning—a consciousness trained in reasoned analysis until capable of understanding first the meaning of religious texts and eventually the true nature of reality. An important aspect of Tibetan logic is that it is used to develop new and valid knowledge about oneself and the world. Included here is… Read More

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  4. Aryadeva's Four Hundred Stanzas on the Middle Way

    Aryadeva's Four Hundred Stanzas on the Middle Way

    With Commentary by Gyel-tsap

    • by
    • Aryadeva,
    • Gyel-tsap,
    • Geshe Sonam Rinchen
    Gyel-tsap Dar-ma-rin-chen states that Aryadeva's Four Hundred Stanzas was written to explain how, according to Nagarjuna, the practice of the stages of yogic deeds enables those with Mahayana motivation to attain Buddhahood. Both Nagarjuna and Aryadeva urge those who want to understand reality to induce direct experience of ultimate truth through philosophic inquiry and reasoning. Aryadeva's text is more than a commentary on Nagarjuna's Treatise on the Middle WayRead More

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  5. Tsong-kha-pa's Final Exposition of Wisdom

    Tsong-kha-pa's Final Exposition of Wisdom

    • by
    • Jeffrey Hopkins
    In fourteenth- and fifteenth-century Tibet there was great ferment about what makes enlightenment possible, since systems of self-liberation must show what factors pre-exist in the mind that allow for transformation into a state of freedom from suffering. This controversy about the nature of mind, which persists to the present day, raises many questions. This book first presents the final exposition of special insight by Tsong-kha-pa, the founder of the… Read More

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  6. Chod in the Ganden Tradition

    Chod in the Ganden Tradition

    The Oral Instructions of Kyabje Zong Rinpoche

    • by
    • Kyabje Zong Rinpoche
    • edited by
    • David Molk
    In Chöd in the Ganden Tradition, we encounter not only the life and teachings of one of the greatest Tibetan masters in modern times, but also instructions in one of the most interesting Tibetan techniques for working with basic fears, applicable to Chöd practitioners from all lineages. The instructions are offered with the engaging directness, wit, and stories for which Rinpoche was legendary. He tells miraculous accounts of the… Read More

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  7. Eight Verses for Training the Mind

    Eight Verses for Training the Mind

    • by
    • Geshe Sonam Rinchen
    • edited by
    • Ruth Sonam
    How do we free ourselves from the demon of self-concern? These instructions are found in Eight Verses for Training the Mind, one of the most important texts from a genre of Tibetan spiritual writings known as lojong (literally "mind training"). The root text was written by the eleventh-century meditator Langritangpa. His Holiness the Dalai Lama refers to this work as one of the main sources of his own inspiration… Read More

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  8. How Karma Works

    How Karma Works

    The Twelve Links of Dependent-Arising

    • by
    • Geshe Sonam Rinchen
    • edited by
    • Ruth Sonam
    We all want to find happiness and be free from suffering. Happiness comes from positive mental states and actions, and suffering from the opposite. The twelve-part process of dependent arising shows how actions underlain by ignorance propel us from one rebirth into another, keeping us trapped in suffering, and how through understanding reality correctly we can break this cycle. The four noble truths, the twelve links of dependent arising, and… Read More

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  9. Yoga Tantra

    Yoga Tantra

    Paths to Magical Feats

    • by
    • Jeffrey Hopkins,
    • H.H. the Fourteenth Dalai Lama,
    • Dzong-ka-ba
    • edited by
    • Jeffrey Hopkins
    The Dalai Lama opens the door to the topic of Yoga Tantra with an extraordinarily detailed teaching on a classic text. Rarely in the Dalai Lama's lifetime has he given teachings of such a nature on this topic. There follows a translation of the Yoga Tantra section of Dzong-ka-ba's The Great Exposition of Secret Mantra, one of his most important works and a monument of Tibetan Buddhist literature. Jeffrey… Read More

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  10. Highest Yoga Tantra

    Highest Yoga Tantra

    • by
    • Daniel Cozort
    This extraordinary book clearly outlines and discusses the methods for transforming both body and mind through the highest forms of tantric practice. Highest Yoga Tantra is the pinnacle of tantric systems found in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition. Part One discusses the practices common to sutra and tantra. Part Two presents the generation stage of Highest Yoga Tantra. Part Three covers the entirety of the completion stage yogas (i.e., physical… Read More

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