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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 Gathering of Vidyadharas

    The Gathering of Vidyadharas

    Text and Commentaries on the Rigdzin Düpa

    • by
    • Jigme Lingpa,
    • Patrul Rinpoche,
    • Khenpo Chemchok,
    • Kangsar Tenpe Wangchuk,
    • Jamgon Kongtrul Lodro Taye
    This book is for those who have received the reading transmission for the Rigdzin Düpa. Until such time as you receive the transmission, you can keep it on your shrine.One of the most important sadhana cycles in the Nyingma school of Tibetan Buddhism, the Rigdzin Düpa, or Gathering of Vidyadharas, is practiced by tens of thousands of practitioners around the world. This inner guru practice focuses on Padmasambhava as the… Read More

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  2. Enlightened Vagabond

    Enlightened Vagabond

    The Life and Teachings of Patrul Rinpoche

    • by
    • Matthieu Ricard
    • edited by
    • Constance Wilkinson
    The life and teachings of the wandering yogi Patrul Rinpoche—a highly revered Buddhist master and scholar of nineteenth-century Tibet—come alive in true stories gathered and translated by the French Buddhist monk Matthieu Ricard over more than thirty years, based on the oral accounts of great contemporary teachers as well as written sources. Patrul’s life story reveals the nature of a highly realized being as he transmits the Dharma in everything… Read More

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  3. Embracing Each Moment

    Embracing Each Moment

    A Guide to the Awakened Life

    • by
    • Anam Thubten
    The awakened life is the essence and aim of the Buddhist teachings, according to Anam Thubten, and this book is a guide to cultivating the awakened mind and heart that allows this wonderful kind of life to happen. He illuminates the path to awakened living in a way that’s concise and completely accessible to anyone of any background—reflective of the diverse backgrounds of the students who attend his popular talks… Read More

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  4. The Great Exposition of Secret Mantra, Volume 1

    The Great Exposition of Secret Mantra, Volume 1

    Tantra in Tibet (Revised Edition)

    • by
    • H.H. the Fourteenth Dalai Lama,
    • Tsongkhapa
    • edited by
    • Jeffrey Hopkins
    Tantra in Tibet is the first volume in The Great Exposition of Secret Mantra series in which the Dalai Lama offers illuminating commentary on Tsongkhapa’s seminal text on Buddhist tantra. It is followed by Volume II: Deity Yoga and Volume III: Yoga Tantra.This revised work describes the differences between the Great Vehicle and Lesser Vehicle streams in the sutra tradition, and between the sutra tradition and that of tantra generally.… Read More

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  5. A Torch Lighting the Way to Freedom

    A Torch Lighting the Way to Freedom

    Complete Instructions on the Preliminary Practices

    • by
    • Dudjom Rinpoche,
    • Jigdrel Yeshe Dorje
    The foundations of Vajrayana practice are laid out with eloquence and precision here by one of the greatest Tibetan Buddhist masters of our age. His Holiness Dudjom Rinpoche’s commentary on the preliminary practices (ngöndro) is informed by his profound realization and wide-ranging scholarship, and illuminated with an array of quotations from the Vinaya, Sutra, and Tantra traditions. In addition to the commentary on the outer and inner preliminary practices, he… Read More

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  6. The Guru Drinks Bourbon?

    The Guru Drinks Bourbon?

    • by
    • Dzongsar Jamyang Khyentse
    • edited by
    • Amira Ben-Yehuda
    Devotion to one’s teacher is the lifeblood of the Vajrayana path. Because the guru can and will use whatever means it takes to wake us up, this relationship may require us to drop our most deeply held beliefs and expectations. Dzongsar Jamyang Khyentse addresses some of the most misunderstood aspects of this powerful relationship and gives practical advice on making the most of this precious opportunity for transformation. Through stories… Read More

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  7. Our Pristine Mind

    Our Pristine Mind

    A Practical Guide to Unconditional Happiness

    • by
    • Orgyen Chowang
    The true nature of our mind is brilliant, clear, and joyful. But we don’t experience this reality amid the swirl of stresses, thoughts, and emotions of day-to-day life. Our Pristine Mind is a practical guide to uncovering our naturally comfortable state of mind and reconnecting with the unconditional happiness that is already within us. Using straightforward, accessible language, Orgyen Chowang Rinpoche leads us through the path of Pristine Mind meditation,… Read More

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  8. Echoes

    Echoes

    The Boudhanath Teachings

    • by
    • Thinley Norbu
    In colorful, bustling Boudhanath—Buddhism's great pilgrimage site in Nepal—a small group of students gathered to speak with Kyabje Thinley Norbu Rinpoche in an informal, relaxed atmosphere. This is the record of their lively dialogue, which the author described as “using the traditional method of question and answer to connect ordinary experience with sublime Dharma in a flexible way.” The contents cover a wide range of inquiry: How should Westerners understand… Read More

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  9. Gypsy Gossip and Other Advice

    Gypsy Gossip and Other Advice

    • by
    • Thinley Norbu
    This book contains the direct counsel and imperishable wisdom speech of Kyabje Thinley Norbu Rinpoche, one of the great realized Nyingma masters of our age. Many problems arise when modern values clash with the precious teachings of the Buddha. Western Dharma students are faced with obstacles born of materialism, attachment to self, and resistance to traditional doctrines like karma, rebirth, and devotion to the Guru, while Asian students under the… Read More

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  10. The Relaxed Mind

    The Relaxed Mind

    A Seven-Step Method for Deepening Meditation Practice

    • by
    • Dza Kilung Rinpoche
    In the late 1990s, shortly after arriving in the United States, it became clear to Dza Kilung Rinpoche that his Western students responded to traditional meditation instructions differently from his students back in Asia. The Westerners didn’t know how to relax—our pressured, fast-paced lifestyles carried over into meditation. The Relaxed Mind contains instructions for the seven-phase meditation practice Dza Kilung Rinpoche developed for students in the West. It’s adapted from… Read More

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