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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. White Lotus

    White Lotus

    An Explanation of the Seven-Line Prayer to Guru Padmasambhava

    • by
    • Jamgon Mipham
    The commentary translated in these pages is unusual and rare. But if the commentary is a rarity, its subject matter—the seven-line invocation of Padmasambhava—is one of the best-known prayers in the Tibetan Buddhist world.The overall significance of the Seven-Line Prayer is perhaps best appreciated in relation to a practice called guru-yoga, or "union with the nature of the guru." The purpose of guru-yoga is to purify and deepen the student's… Read More

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  2. King of the Empty Plain

    King of the Empty Plain

    The Tibetan Iron-Bridge Builder Tangtong Gyalpo

    • by
    • Cyrus Stearns
    King of the Empty Plain is familiar to every Tibetan yet nearly unknown in the rest of the world. Tangtong Gyalpo's incredible lifespan, profound teachings, unprecedented engineering feats, eccentric deeds, and creation of Tibetan opera have earned this fascinating figure a unique status in Tibetan culture. Believed to be the great Indian master Padmasambhava appearing again in the world to benefit living beings, he discovered techniques for achieving longevity that… Read More

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  3. Tara's Enlightened Activity

    Tara's Enlightened Activity

    An Oral Commentary on "The Twenty-one Praises to Tara"

    • by
    • Khenchen Palden Sherab Rinpoche,
    • Khenpo Tsewang Dongyal Rinpoche
    The female Buddhist deity Tara is an object of devotional worship and meditative practice for Tibetan Buddhists everywhere, both male and female. She clears away fears, overpowers negative emotions, and enables all beings to reach enlightenment. She has special resonance as a source of female spiritual wisdom. Tibetans of all schools and traditions recite the verses on which this commentary is based. Focused contemplative meditation in relation to the myriad… Read More

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  4. The Treasury of Knowledge: Book Six, Part Three

    The Treasury of Knowledge: Book Six, Part Three

    Frameworks of Buddhist Philosophy

    • by
    • Jamgon Kongtrul Lodro Taye
    In Tibetan religious literature, Jamgön Kongtrül's Treasury of Knowledge in ten books stands out as a unique, encyclopedic masterpiece embodying the entire range of Buddhist teachings as it was preserved in Tibet. This volume, Frameworks of Buddhist Philosophy, is his masterful survey of the broad themes and subtle philosophical points found in more than fifteen hundred years of Buddhist philosophical writings. In a clear and systematic manner, he sets out… Read More

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  5. The Great Medicine That Conquers Clinging to the Notion of Reality

    The Great Medicine That Conquers Clinging to the Notion of Reality

    Steps in Meditation on the Enlightened Mind

    • by
    • Shechen Rabjam
    In these inspiring teachings on how to open the heart, a contemporary Tibetan Buddhist master shows us how to change our self-centered attitude and develop concern for the well-being of others. He teaches that when we acknowledge our own wish for happiness, we realize that all beings wish for the same. With a broader perspective, we can develop the strength to extend gratitude and kindness first to those we love,… Read More

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  6. The Heart of Compassion

    The Heart of Compassion

    The Thirty-seven Verses on the Practice of a Bodhisattva

    • by
    • Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche
    What would be the practical implications of caring more about others than about yourself? This is the radical theme of this extraordinary set of instructions, a training manual composed in the fourteenth century by the Buddhist hermit Ngulchu Thogme, here explained in detail by one of the great Tibetan Buddhist masters of the twentieth century, Dilgo Khyentse. In the Mahayana tradition, those who have the courage to… Read More

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  7. Deity, Mantra, and Wisdom

    Deity, Mantra, and Wisdom

    Development Stage Meditation in Tibetan Buddhist Tantra

    • by
    • Jigme Lingpa,
    • Patrul Rinpoche,
    • Getse Mahapandita Tsewang Chokdrub
    Deity, Mantra, and Wisdom contains four of the most cherished Tibetan Buddhist commentaries on the practices of visualization, mantra recitation, and meditative absorption. These three elements form the core of development stage meditation, one of the most important practices of Buddhist Tantra. The authors of these timeless classics—Jigme Lingpa, Patrul Rinpoche, and Getse Mahapandita—have all profoundly shaped Tibetan Buddhism with their vast scholarship and deep spiritual realization. In these… Read More

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  8. Compassionate Action

    Compassionate Action

    • by
    • Chatral Rinpoche
    • edited by
    • Zach Larson
    Chatral Rinpoche, the quintessential "hidden yogi," has been a legend in the Himalayan region for the past seventy years. Although he has never traveled to the West, his amazing story and teachings have gradually been infiltrating the Western Buddhist consciousness since Father Thomas Merton first met him in 1968 and famously remarked that he was "the greatest man I ever met." This is the first English-language book of this living… Read More

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  9. Middle Beyond Extremes

    Middle Beyond Extremes

    Maitreya's Madhyantavibhaga with Commentaries by Khenpo Shenga and Ju Mipham

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    • Maitreya
    Middle Beyond Extremes contains a translation of the Buddhist masterpiece Distinguishing the Middle from Extremes. This famed text, often referred to by its Sanskrit title, Madhyāntavibhāga, is part of a collection known as the Five Maitreya Teachings. Maitreya, the Buddha’s regent, is held to have entrusted these profound and vast instructions to the master Asaṅga in the heavenly realm of Tuṣita. In pithy verses, Distinguishing the Middle from… Read More

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  10. Zurchungpa's Testament

    Zurchungpa's Testament

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    • Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche
    Zurchungpa's Eighty Chapters of Personal Advice was the final teaching given by the great Nyingma master Zurchung Sherab Trakpa before he passed away. His counsels are the distillation of a lifetime's experience and comprise the practical instructions of a master who had made the teachings of the Great Perfection truly part of himself. The original text consists of almost 580 maxims, organized into eighty chapters covering the entire path… Read More

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