The Way Things Are: A Living Approach to Buddhism for Today's World:
"What is Buddhism today? How do Buddha's teachings utilize the potential of our full being?
(book thumbnail) Through which practices may we expierience mind as limitless space and bliss? How can one use the daily joys and difficulites in one's job, family, or patrtnership for spiritual growth? The Way Things Are is more than a Buddhist textbook. It is a living transmission of Buddha's deep wisdom, given by a Western Buddhist Master. Through the four meditations included, the reader is invited to expierence the liberating and powerful methods of Tibetan Buddhism."
Entering the Diamond Way: My Path Among the Lamas:
"'A perfect book to introduce Westerners to Tibetan Buddhism.' This is the genuinely compelling story, and spiritual odyssey, of Ole and Hannah Nydahl, who in 1968 became the first Western students of the great Tibetan master, His Holiness the 16th Gyalwa Karmapa. Their exciting travels on the worn path between the green lowlands of Europe to the peaks of the Himalayas, led them to experience the skillful teachings of numerous Tibetan lamas who helped transform their lives into "limitless clarity and joy." Their real aim in writing this book is "to form a bridge between two worlds, and especially to share with all who are looking for their true being ... an introduction to a time-proven way to Enlightenment."
Riding the Tiger: Twenty Years on the Road : Risks and Joys of Bringing Tibetan Buddhism to the West:
"After their years of studying and practice in the Himalayas, Hannah and Ole Nydahl were authorized to teach and start centers in the name of Karmapa. Work in the West started with an audience with the Queen of Denmark. A basement in historical Copenhagen became the first Tibetan Buddhist center. The Karmapa's visit in 1974 then opened up the world... "Riding the Tiger" is the inside story of the development of Tibetan Buddhism in the West. In his refreshingly unsentimental style, Lama Ole shows all aspects of his work."
Mahamudra: Boundless Joy and Freedom:
"A commentary on the wishing prayer for the attainment of the ultimate Mahamudra given by His Holiness Rangjung Dorje (the third Karmapa, 1284 - 1339). Ole´s fresh commentary shows us the essence of Karmapa´s text: that our true essence is clear and limitless space."
Ngondro: The Four Foundational Practices of Tibetan Buddhism:
"An excellent guide for the practice of the preliminaries of the Kagyu tradition (Ngöndro). In a direct and very practical way, these practices are methods which allow us, most efficiently, to purify negativity and accumulate merit. Ole´s fresh and joyful teachings create the right motivation for performing these effective practices."
Teachings on the Nature of Mind:
"A basic introduction to buddhism for "the intelligent and idealistic West". It introduces the essential teachings of the Buddha. From this groundwork comes the Great Way, the unity and integration of compassion and wisdom in daily life, and the Diamond Way."
Practical Buddhism: The Kagyu Path:
"A complete outline of the Karma Kagyu path with great advice on formal meditation practice as well as how to hold the Mahamudra view in daily life."