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Accomplishing the Meaning of Meditation
Accomplishing the Meaning of Meditation


Account that Establishes that the Teacher is a Person of Authority; the Jeweled Staircase Ascending to the Palace of Great Happiness
Account that Establishes that the Teacher is a Person of Authority; the Jeweled Staircase Ascending to the Palace of Great Happiness



By Dendar Lharampa
Arisal of the Vow of Supreme Happiness
Arisal of the Vow of Supreme Happiness


Aspiration for the Bardo
Aspiration for the Bardo


An aspirational liturgy for liberation in the bardo, composed in verse by Chokyi Wangchuk, and found in the communal liturgy Dharma Practices of the Karma Kagyu (kam tshang chos spyod)
Avatamsaka Sutra


Flower Garland Sutra, the longer title is Buddha Avatamsaka Sutra.
Quoted in the following books:
The Adornment of the Middle Way
Biography of Purna


Purna was a merchant from western India who became a disciple of the Buddha.
Blue Annals


A text with historical facts  written by Go Lotsawa Shonnu (Gos Lo Tsa Ba gShon nu dPal), This work is invaluable inasmuch as it establishes a firm chronology of events of Tibetan history and works out in detail the list of the names of famous religious teachers and their spiritual lineage, translated by G.N. Roerich.
Bodhicharyavatara


"The Way of the Bodhisattva", composed by Shantideva, an Indian pandita, who lived between 650 and 750 CE. A major text and a great classic of mahayana Buddhism, the text is a guide to cultivating enlightened mind for the benefit of all beings.
Bodhicittopadanashastra


A text by Vasubandhu, Bodhicittopadanashastra deals with the means to attain bodhicitta, mind of enlightenment.
Bodhisattva's Way of Life / <br> 
Entering into the Conduct of a Bodhisattva / <br> Guide to the Bodhisattva's Way of Life
Bodhisattva's Way of Life /
Entering into the Conduct of a Bodhisattva /
Guide to the Bodhisattva's Way of Life


By: Shantideva, Zhi Wa Lha
Buddha Union
Buddha Union


Buddhatashastra


A text by Vasubandhu, Buddhatashastra  is treatise on Buddha nature.
Buddhavatamsaka Sutra


Shorter title: Avatamsaka Sutra

Tibetan: sangs rgyas phal po che zhe bya ba shin tu rgyas pa chen po'i mdo
Sanskrit: buddhavatamsaka
Chapter Showing the Indivisible Nature of the Dharmadhatu Sutra
Chapter Showing the Indivisible Nature of the Dharmadhatu Sutra


Collection of Deliberate Sayings


A collection of verses from the Buddhist canon, compiled by Dharmatrata, similar in the way of the Pali Dhammapada.
Commentary on (Dignaga) "Compendium of Valid Cognition"


Tibetan: Tshad ma rnam 'grel gyi tsig le'ur byas pa
Sanskrit: Pramanavarttikakarika
Commentary on Commentary on Valid Cognition
Commentary on Commentary on Valid Cognition



By Devendrabuddhi
Commentary on the Essence of the Middle Way, a Blaze of Reasoning
Commentary on the Essence of the Middle Way, a Blaze of Reasoning



By Bhavaviveka
Compendium of All the Essences of Wisdom
Compendium of All the Essences of Wisdom



By Aryadeva
Compendium of Doctrine Sutra
Compendium of Doctrine Sutra


Compendium of Knowledge
Compendium of Knowledge


Compendium of Valid Cognition
Compendium of Valid Cognition


By Dignaga
Completely Non-Abiding Tantra
Completely Non-Abiding Tantra


Completely Pure Action Sutra
Completely Pure Action Sutra


Conch Lettered Instructions


Part of the Vima Nyingtik by Vimalamitra.
Condensed Perfection of Wisdom Sutra
Condensed Perfection of Wisdom Sutra


Condensed Transcendent Wisdom


A commentary by Aryashura on the Prajnaparamita.
Daimond Meditative Stabilization Sutra
Daimond Meditative Stabilization Sutra


Descent into Lanka Sutra


Quoted in the following books: A Guide to the Words of My Perfect Teacher
Distinguishing Phenomena and Pure Being (Nature of Phenomena)


One of the five treatises Asanga received in a vision from Maitreya.
Distinguishing the Middle and the Extremes
Distinguishing the Middle and the Extremes


One of the five treatises Asanga received in a vision from Maitreya
Drop of Reasoning
Drop of Reasoning



By Dharmakirti
Earth Heart Sutra <br>
Earth Essence Sutra
Earth Heart Sutra
Earth Essence Sutra


Earth Heart Ten Wheel Sutra
Earth Essence Ten Wheel Sutra
Ten Wheels of Ksitigarbha


Quoted in the following books: A Guide to the Words of My Perfect Teacher
Eight Thousand Stanza Perfection of Wisdom Sutra
Eight Thousand Stanza Perfection of Wisdom Sutra


Eight Verses of Langri Thangpa


Eight verses on bodhicitta practice of mind training by the Kadmapa Geshe Langri Thangpa.
Entering the Middle Way


Or Introduction to the Middle Way, treatise by Chandrakirti.
Entrance to Faith Sutra
Entrance to Faith Sutra


Essence of Eloquence


A text by Tsongkhapa.
Four Hundred Verses on Madhyamaka


A commentary by Aryadeva
Four Hundred Verses on the Conduct of the Boddhisattva Practice / <br> Four Hundred on the  Yogic Deeds of a Bodhisattva
Four Hundred Verses on the Conduct of the Boddhisattva Practice /
Four Hundred on the Yogic Deeds of a Bodhisattva


Fully Holding the Holy Dharma Sutra
Fully Holding the Holy Dharma Sutra


Fundamental Wisdom of the Middle Way
/Philosophy of the Middle Way


A text by Nagarjuna
Gathasamgrahashastra


A text by Vasubandhu, Gathasamgrahashastra  is collection of moral maxims, commented on by Vasubandhu.
Golden Rosary of Eloquence


A Yogacara or Cittamatra text by Tsongkhapa.
Great Array of Ati


A tantra on Atiyoga
Great Crown Protusion Sutra
Great Crown Protusion Sutra


Great Development of the Enlightened Mind Sutra
Great Development of the Enlightened Mind Sutra


Great Exposition on the Stages of the Path


A text by Tsongkhapa. This is Tsongkhapa's major work, dealing with all the aspects on the path, from initial engagement to enlightenment.
Great Liberation Through Hearing in the Bardo
Great Liberation Through Hearing in the Bardo


Commonly known in the West as the Tibetan Book of the Dead. A treasure text composed in the eighth century by Guru Padmasambhava of Uddiyana. and later discovered by the treasure-revealer Karma Lingpa, it is a compendium of knowledge and instruction pertaining to the interval between death and rebirth.
Great Secret Yogatantra
Great Secret Yogatantra


Heap of Jewels Sutra
Heap of Jewels Sutra


Heart Essence of the Vast Expanse


A treasure rediscovered by Jigme Lingpa, consisting of 4 volumes.
Hevajra Tantra
Hevajra Tantra


Hevajra Tantra


A tantra
Illuminating Lamp: Topics from the Ornament of Realization and Other Works
Illuminating Lamp: Topics from the Ornament of Realization and Other Works


By; Karmapa Rangjung Dorje
Increase of Great Realization Sutra
Increase of Great Realization Sutra


Inserting the Grass Stalk


A prayer by Nyi Da Sangye recited in the practice of transference (phowa).
Instructions on the Non-productions of All Phenomena
Instructions on the Non-productions of All Phenomena


Jewel Garland of the Middle Way


A text by Nagarjuna
Kalachakra
Kalachakra


The literal meaning is “wheel of time.” A deity manifested by Shakymuni Buddha at the request of the king of Shambhala. Kalachakra is an anuttara yoga tantra. Receiving the empowerment is thought to guarantee rebirth in Shambhala.
Accomplishing the Meaning of Meditation
Karmasiddhiprakarana


A text by Vasubandhu, dealing with the theory of karma or action.
King of Meditative Stabilization Sutra
King of Meditative Stabilization Sutra


King of Secret Nectar Tantra
King of Secret Nectar Tantra


Lamp for the Path of Awakening
Lamp for the Path of Awakening


A text by Atisha,
Lamp for the Path to Enlightenment
Lamp for the Path to Enlightenment


By Atisha
Letter to King Gautamiputra



A treatise in where Nagarjuna gives advice to the King of Satavahana, Gautimiputra Shatakarni.
Life of Mahasiddha Tilopa
Life of Mahasiddha Tilopa


By: Marpa
Life of Marpa ( Full title: The Life of Marpa the Translator: Seeing Accomplices All)
Life of Marpa ( Full title: The Life of Marpa the Translator: Seeing Accomplices All)


By: Tsang Nyon Heruka (gtsang smyon he ru ka)
Light Ornament Pristine Wisdom Sutra
Light Ornament Pristine Wisdom Sutra


Lotus Sutra, Sutra of the Lotus of the True Doctrine
Lotus Sutra, Sutra of the Lotus of the True Doctrine


A foundational text of mahayana Buddhism in which the Buddha explains the principles underlying the unity of the three yanas and the concept of skillful means in adapting the teaching to the capacities of different beings.
Meeting of Father and Son Sutra
Meeting of Father and Son Sutra


Mount Gaya Sutra
Mount Gaya Sutra


Nirvana Sutra




Quoted in the following books: A Guide to the Words of My Perfect Teacher
Ocean of Good Explanation, a Treatise on the Establishment of Freedom from Extremes Through Knowing All Tenets
Ocean of Good Explanation, a Treatise on the Establishment of Freedom from Extremes Through Knowing All Tenets



By Dak Tsang Lotsawa
Ocean of Liberation


A text on samaya by Longchenpa which forms part of the Lama Yangtik
Ocean of texts on the Science of Valid Cognition That Gathers the Water of All the Good Sayings
Ocean of texts on the Science of Valid Cognition That Gathers the Water of All the Good Sayings



By Cho Drak Gyamtso, Third Karmapa
Ornament for the Mahayana Sutras
Ornament for the Mahayana Sutras


By Maitreya / Asanga
Ornament of the Middle Way
By: Shantarakshita


A text by Shantirakshita.
Pancaskandhakaprakarana


A text by Vasubandhu, Pancaskandhakaprakarana deals with the 'aggregates' making up 'personality'.
Praise to the Mother by Rahula
Praise to the Mother by Rahula


Prayer of Good Actions


A prayer from the the Avatamsaka Sutra.
Precious Garland of Advice for the King
Precious Garland of Advice for the King



By Nagarjuna
Precious Sky Sutra
Precious Sky Sutra


Questions of Aksayamati Sutra
Questions of Aksayamati Sutra


Questions of Brahma Sutra
Questions of Brahma Sutra


Questions of Kasyapa Sutra
Questions of Kasyapa Sutra


Questions of Suvikrantavikrami Perfection of Wisdom Sutra
Questions of Suvikrantavikrami Perfection of Wisdom Sutra


Questions of the King of Nagas, Anavatapta, Sutra
Questions of the King of Nagas, Anavatapta, Sutra


Questions of the King of Nagas, Sagara, Sutra
Questions of the King of Nagas, Sagara, Sutra


Questions of the Son of Gods, Susthitamati, Sutra
Questions of the Son of Gods, Susthitamati, Sutra


Sarvadurgatiparishodhana Tantra



A tantra belonging to the Yoga tantras. Used at funeral ceremonies.
Consists of 11 or 12 mandalas. Inculding the Vajrasattva-Chakravartin mandala and Sarvavid mandala (Sarvavid Vairochana). The Sarvavid mandala has a total of 209 deities, sometimes depicted in their physical form , or represented by their seed syllables.
Seven Chapters


Seven prayers to Padmsambhava that he composed at the request of five of his principal disciples before his final departue from Tibet. They were hidden and later revealed by Zangpo Tragpa.
Seven Point Mind Training


A famous text by Atisha on mind training.
Seventy Stanzas on Refuge


Quoted in the following books: A Guide to the Words of My Perfect Teacher

Shamathavipashyana


A text by Vasubandhu, Shamathavipashyana  is  a treatise on meditation. It is consists of 77 verses.
Suchness of Practice
Suchness of Practice


Sutra Designed Like a Jewel Chest


From the Mani Kahbum of Songsten Gampo.
Sutra of a Great Liberation




Quoted in the following books: A Guide to the Words of My Perfect Teacher
Sutra of a Hundred Actions




Quoted in the following books: A Guide to the Words of My Perfect Teacher