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Accomplishing the Meaning of Meditation
Accomplishing the Meaning of Meditation
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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
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By Dendar Lharampa
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Arisal of the Vow of Supreme Happiness
Arisal of the Vow of Supreme Happiness
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Aspiration for the Bardo
Aspiration for the Bardo
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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) more info
Avatamsaka Sutra
Avatamsaka Sutra
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Flower Garland Sutra, the longer title is Buddha Avatamsaka Sutra.
Quoted in the following books:
The Adornment of the Middle Way
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Biography of Purna
Biography of Purna


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


A text by Vasubandhu, Bodhicittopadanashastra deals with the means to attain bodhicitta, mind of enlightenment. more info
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 more info
Buddha Union
Buddha Union


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Buddhatashastra
Buddhatashastra


A text by Vasubandhu, Buddhatashastra  is treatise on Buddha nature. more info
Buddhavatamsaka Sutra
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
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Chapter Showing the Indivisible Nature of the Dharmadhatu Sutra
Chapter Showing the Indivisible Nature of the Dharmadhatu Sutra


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Collection of Deliberate Sayings
Collection of Deliberate Sayings


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


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



By Devendrabuddhi
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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
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Compendium of All the Essences of Wisdom
Compendium of All the Essences of Wisdom



By Aryadeva
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Compendium of Doctrine Sutra
Compendium of Doctrine Sutra


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Compendium of Knowledge
Compendium of Knowledge


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Compendium of Valid Cognition
Compendium of Valid Cognition


By Dignaga more info
Completely Non-Abiding Tantra
Completely Non-Abiding Tantra


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Completely Pure Action Sutra
Completely Pure Action Sutra


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Conch Lettered Instructions
Conch Lettered Instructions


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


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Condensed Transcendent Wisdom
Condensed Transcendent Wisdom


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


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Descent into Lanka Sutra
Descent into Lanka Sutra


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


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


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



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


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Earth Heart Ten Wheel Sutra <br> Earth Essence Ten Wheel Sutra <br> Ten Wheels of Ksitigarbha
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
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Eight Thousand Stanza Perfection of Wisdom Sutra
Eight Thousand Stanza Perfection of Wisdom Sutra


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Eight Verses of Langri Thangpa
Eight Verses of Langri Thangpa


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


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


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Essence of Eloquence
Essence of Eloquence


A text by Tsongkhapa. more info
Four Hundred Verses on Madhyamaka
Four Hundred Verses on Madhyamaka


A commentary by Aryadeva more info
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


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


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Fundamental Wisdom of the Middle Way <br>/Philosophy of the Middle Way
Fundamental Wisdom of the Middle Way
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A text by Nagarjuna more info
Gathasamgrahashastra
Gathasamgrahashastra


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


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


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


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


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Great Exposition on the Stages of the Path
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. more info
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. more info
Great Secret Yogatantra
Great Secret Yogatantra


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Heap of Jewels Sutra
Heap of Jewels Sutra


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Heart Essence of the Vast Expanse
Heart Essence of the Vast Expanse


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


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Hevajra Tantra
Hevajra Tantra


A tantra more info
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 more info
Increase of Great Realization Sutra
Increase of Great Realization Sutra


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Inserting the Grass Stalk
Inserting the Grass Stalk


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


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Jewel Garland of the Middle Way
Jewel Garland of the Middle Way


A text by Nagarjuna more info
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. more info
Accomplishing the Meaning of Meditation
Karmasiddhiprakarana


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


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King of Secret Nectar Tantra
King of Secret Nectar Tantra


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


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


By Atisha more info
Letter to King Gautamiputra
Letter to King Gautamiputra



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


By: Marpa more info
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) more info
Light Ornament Pristine Wisdom Sutra
Light Ornament Pristine Wisdom Sutra


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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.
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Meeting of Father and Son Sutra
Meeting of Father and Son Sutra


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Mount Gaya Sutra
Mount Gaya Sutra


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Nirvana Sutra
Nirvana Sutra




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


A text on samaya by Longchenpa which forms part of the Lama Yangtik more info
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
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Ornament for the Mahayana Sutras
Ornament for the Mahayana Sutras


By Maitreya / Asanga more info
Ornament of the Middle Way <br>  By: Shantarakshita
Ornament of the Middle Way
By: Shantarakshita


A text by Shantirakshita. more info
Pancaskandhakaprakarana
Pancaskandhakaprakarana


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


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Prayer of Good Actions
Prayer of Good Actions


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



By Nagarjuna
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Precious Sky Sutra
Precious Sky Sutra


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Questions of Aksayamati Sutra
Questions of Aksayamati Sutra


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Questions of Brahma Sutra
Questions of Brahma Sutra


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Questions of Kasyapa Sutra
Questions of Kasyapa Sutra


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


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


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


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


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Sarvadurgatiparishodhana Tantra
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.
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Seven Chapters
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. more info
Seven Point Mind Training
Seven Point Mind Training


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


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

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Shamathavipashyana
Shamathavipashyana


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


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Sutra Designed Like a Jewel Chest
Sutra Designed Like a Jewel Chest


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




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




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