Recommended Reading

For New Students

The Essential Chogyam Trungpa,ed. Carolyn Rose Gimian, Shambhala Publications, Inc. Boston, MA 1999

Not For Happiness: A Guide to the So-Called Preliminary Practices, Dzongsar Jamyang Khyentse, Shambhala Publications, Boulder, CO,2012.


The Lineage of Trungpa Rinpoche

Vajradhatu Seminary Transcripts 1973 - 1988  , Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche and the Vajra Regent Osel Tendzin.

The Collected Works of Chogyam Trungpa Vol. 1-8, Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche ed. Carolyn Rose Gimian, Shambhala Pubs, Boston. 2004

The Profound Treasury of the Ocean of Dharma Vol.1-3 ed. Judith Lief, Shambhala Pubs, Boston 2013.

Journey Without Goal: The Tantric Wisdom of the Buddha, by Chogyam Trungpa, Rinpoche, Prajna Press, Boulder, CO 1981.

Mudra, by Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche, Shambhala Publications, Boston MA, 1987.

The Essential Chogyam Trungpa,ed. Carolyn Rose Gimian, Shambhala Publications, Inc. Boston, MA 1999

The Rain of Wisdom, The Essence of the Ocean of True Meaning The Vajra Songs of the Kagyu Gurus, trans. the Nalanda Translation Committee under the direction of Trungpa Rinpoche, Shambhala Publications, 1989.

Crazy Wisdom, Chogyam Trungpa, Rinpoche, Shambhala Publications, Inc. Boston, 2001.

Like Water Poured Into Water, Selected Poems, Osel Tendzin, Satdharma Press, 2006.

Space, Time and Energy, Vajra Regent Osel Tendzin, Satdharma Press, Ojai, CA 93023


Others, Miscellaneous authors and texts

Mahamudra and Related Instructions, Core Teachings of the Kagyu Schools, trans. Peter Alan Roberts,Wisdom Publications, 2011.

Quintessential Dzogchen: Confusion Dawns as Wisdom translated and Compiled by Eric Pema Kunsang and Marcia Binder Schmidt, Rangjung Yeshe Publications; Boudhanath, Hongkong& Esby, 2006

Lamp of Mahamudra: The Immaculate Lamp That Perfectly and Fully Illuminates The Meaning of Mahamudra, The Essence of All Phenomena, by Tsele Natsok Rangdrol, Translated by Eric Pema Kunsang; Shambhala, 1989

Luminous Mind: The Way of the Buddha, Kalu Rinpoche: Translated from the French by Maria Montenegro: Wisdom Publications, Boston

Vivid Awareness : The Mind Instructions of Khenpo Gangshar, Khenchen Thrangu, Shambhala, Boston and London, 2011

Empowerment and the Path of Liberation,  by Tsele Natsok Rangdrol, Rangjung Yeshe Publications, Hong Kong 1993

Perfect Clarity: A Tibetan Buddhist Anthology of Mahamudra and Dzogchen, trans. Eric Pema Kunsang,Rangjung Yeshe Publications, 2012.

 The Heart of the Matter, The Unchanging Convergence of Vital Points That Shows Exactly How to Apply the View and Meditation of the Definitive Meaning, Tsele Natsok Rangdrol, Rangjung Yeshe Publications, 2002

Treasures from Juniper Ridge, The Profound Treasure Instructions of Padmasambhava to the Dakini Yeshe Tsogyal, Rangjung Publications, 2008.

The Final Words of Tsele Natsok Rangdrol: This is the Oral Instruction given by the great Vidyadhara of Immortality when his physical body was about to depart into Dharmadhatu., Rangjung Yeshe Publications. Kathmandu. 1994

As It Is, Vol I and II, by Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche,translated by Eric Pema Kunsang, Rangjung Yeshe Publications, Kathmandu, 1999.

The Mahamudra: Eliminating the Darkness of Ignorance, by the 9th Karmapa Wangchuk Dorje, trans. Alexander Berzin, Library of Tibetan Works and Archives, Dharamsala. 1989.

Buddhahood Without Meditation: a visionary account known as refining one's perception, Dudjom Lingpa, translated by Richard Barron ( Lama Chokyi Nyima) and Susanne Fairclough, Padma Publishing.2006.