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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. Fundamental Mind

    Fundamental Mind

    The Nyingma View of the Great Completeness

    • by
    • Mi-pam-gya-tso,
    • Khetsun Sangpo Rinpoche
    • edited by
    • Jeffrey Hopkins
    Khetsun Sangpo Rinpoche provides an illuminating, expansive, and practical commentary on Mi-pam-gya-tso's incisive work on the Great Completeness view of ultimate reality called "The Meaning of Fundamental Mind Clear Light." Fundamental Mind begins with a biography of Mi-pam-gya-tso, after which Khetsun Sangpo Rinpoche explains the aim of the book: the differentiation of mistaken mind and fundamental mind. The main theme is primordial enlightenment in the basal clear light, self-arisen… Read More

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  2. Opening to Our Primordial Nature

    Opening to Our Primordial Nature

    • by
    • Khenchen Palden Sherab,
    • Khenpo Tsewang Dongyal
    This book provides clear and deep explanations of how to uncover our inherent wisdom and compassion. The authors explain how our minds function and what our primordial nature is; they show us how to go about cultivating insight bodhichitta and devotion so that our true nature can manifest. They give detailed instructions on how to meditate using the tantric techniques of visualization mantra and formless meditation. At the same… Read More

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  3. Union of Dzogchen and Bodhicitta

    Union of Dzogchen and Bodhicitta

    A Guide to the Attainment of Wisdom

    • by
    • Anyen Rinpoche
    An illuminating look at key aspects of Tibetan Buddhist practice--of interest to many practitioners--is presented in this practical and interesting book. Through demonstrating the interrelationship of the outer inner and secret teachings and a textual analysis of the words of four renowned Dzogchen yogis, it makes clear that the practice of Bodhichitta is a necessary aspect of every practice within Tibetan Buddhism.Unlike other books that present either the teachings… Read More

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  4. The Generation Stage in Buddhist Tantra

    The Generation Stage in Buddhist Tantra

    • by
    • Ven. Gyatrul Rinpoche
    This book offers an exceptionally clear and accessible presentation of the generation stage practices of deity yoga. Gyatrul Rinpoche explains the state of mind to be established at the beginning of the practice session, the details of the visualization sequences, the three types of offerings, and proper mantra recitation—as well as mudras, tormas, and malas. Practitioners from all lineages of Tibetan Buddhism will find that these teachings enhance their… Read More

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  5. Introduction to the Middle Way

    Introduction to the Middle Way

    Chandrakirti's Madhyamakavatara with Commentary by Ju Mipham

    • by
    • Jamgon Mipham,
    • Chandrakirti
    Introduction to the Middle Way presents an adventure into the heart of Buddhist wisdom through the Madhyamika, or "middle way," teachings, which are designed to take the ordinary intellect to the limit of its powers and then show that there is more. This book includes a verse translation of the Madhyamakavatara by the renowned seventh-century Indian master Chandrakirti, an extremely influential text of Mahayana Buddhism, followed… Read More

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  6. This Precious Life

    This Precious Life

    Tibetan Buddhist Teachings on the Path to Enlightenment

    • by
    • Khandro Rinpoche
    Using the traditional Tibetan Buddhist framework of the Four Reminders—the preciousness of human birth, the truth of impermanence, the reality of suffering, and the inescapability of karma—Khandro Rinpoche explains why and how we could all better use this short life to pursue a spiritual path and make the world a better place. The book includes contemplative exercises that encourage us to appreciate the tremendous potential of the human body and… Read More

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  7. A Guide to The Words of My Perfect Teacher

    A Guide to The Words of My Perfect Teacher

    • by
    • Khenpo Ngawang Pelzang
    This guide provides readers with essential background information for studying and practicing with Patrul Rinpoche's Words of My Perfect Teacher— the text that has, for more than a century, served as the reliable sourcebook to the spiritual practices common to all the major schools of Tibetan Buddhism. By offering chapter-by-chapter commentary on this renowned work, Khenpo Pelzang provides a fresh perspective on the role of the teacher; the stages… Read More

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  8. Maitreya's Distinguishing Phenomena and Pure Being

    Maitreya's Distinguishing Phenomena and Pure Being

    Distinguishing Phenomena and Pure Being was composed by Maitreya during the golden age of Indian Buddhism. Mipham's commentary supports Maitreya's text in a detailed analysis of how ordinary, confused consciousness can be transformed into wisdom. Easy-to-follow instructions guide the reader through the profound meditation that gradually brings about this transformation. This important and comprehensive work belongs on the bookshelf of any serious Buddhist practitioner—and indeed of anyone interested in… Read More

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  9. Being Right Here

    Being Right Here

    A Dzogchen Treasure Text of Nuden Dorje entitled The Mirror of Clear Meaning

    • by
    • James Low
    The treasure text of Nuden Dorje renders a very clear and authentic account of the view and essential meditation of dzogchen the practice of nondual experience. The presentation is in the Men ngag style, a personal instruction distilling the author's own realization in a manner both beautiful and deeply meaningful. Short verses show with pithy clarity how the various aspects of dzogchen fit together. The text provides both an… Read More

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  10. Path to Buddhahood

    Path to Buddhahood

    Teachings on Gampopa's Jewel Ornament of Liberation

    • by
    • Ringu Tulku
    The Jewel Ornament of Liberation is regarded by all Tibetan Buddhist schools as one of the most inspiring and comprehensive works of the tradition. Written by Gampopa (born 1079 CE), the main spiritual son of the great hermit Milarepa, this important text lays out the stages of the Buddhist path and explains how an enlightened attitude is strengthened by practicing the six perfections of generosity, discipline, patience, exertion, meditation,… Read More

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