Reading List

Intro­duc­tory

The Tibetan Book of Liv­ing and Dying by Sogyal Rin­poche (an excel­lent intro­duc­tion to the Vajrayana path)

This Pre­cious Life by Khan­dro Rinpoche

Inde­struc­tible Truth by Regi­nald Ray (an overview of the path accord­ing to the Vajrayana tradition)

The Secret of the Vajra World by Regi­nald Ray (an intro­duc­tion to the path of Vajrayana)

In the Buddha’s Words edited by Bhikkhu Bodhi (inspir­ing col­lec­tion of short talks by the Buddha)

The Jewel Orna­ment of Lib­er­a­tion by Gam­popa (the stages on the path accord­ing to the Mahayana tradition)

His­tor­i­cal Back­ground of the Nyingma and Palyul Lineages

A Gar­land of Immor­tal Wish-fulfilling Trees by Ven. Tser­ing Lama Jam­pal Zangpo
(biogra­phies of the great mas­ters of the Palyul Lineage)

The Nyingma School of Tibetan Bud­dhism: Its Fun­da­men­tals and His­tory by Dud­jom RInpoche

Hid­den Teach­ings of Tibet by Tulku Thondup Rin­poche
(an expla­na­tion of the Terma Tra­di­tion of Tibetan Buddhism)

Foun­da­tion and Tantric Practice

The Words of My Per­fect Teacher by Patrul Rinpoche

Tantric Prac­tice in Nyingma by Khet­sun Sangpo Rinpochay

The Torch of Cer­tainty by Jam­gon Kongtrul

The Heart Trea­sure of the Enlight­ened Ones by Dilgo Khyentse

Gen­er­at­ing the Deity by Ven. Gyal­trul Rinpoche

Bod­hicitta and Compassion

A Guide to the Bod­hisattva Way of Life by San­ti­deva (Wal­lace translation)

Mind Train­ing by Ringu Tulku

Moral­ity and Ethics

Per­fect Con­duct by Ngari Panchen, Pema Wangyi Gyalpo

Bud­dhist Ethics by Jam­gon Kongtrul

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