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Recommended Reading List

Books by Lama Ole

  • The Way Things Are: A Living Approach to Buddhism for Today's World

  • Entering the Diamond Way: My Path Among the Lamas

  • Riding the Tiger: Twenty Years on the Road : Risks and Joys of Bringing Tibetan Buddhism to the West

  • Mahamudra: Boundless Joy and Freedom

  • Ngondro: The Four Foundational Practices of Tibetan Buddhism

  • Teachings On The Nature of Mind

  • Practical Buddhism: The Kagyu Path

    Life Stories of the Kagyu Masters of the Past

  • The Life of the Mahasiddha Tilopa by Mar-pa Chos-kyi-blo-gros

  • The Life and Teaching of Naropa by Herbert V. Guenther

  • Life of Marpa the Translator by The Nalanda Translation Committee and Chogyam Trungpa

  • Life of Milarepa by Gtsan-Smyon He-Ru-Ka, Lobsang P. Lhalungpa

  • Tibet's Great Yogi Milarepa by Gtsan-Smyon He-Ru-Ka, W. Y. Evans-Wentz

  • Drinking the Mountain Stream--Songs of Tibet's Beloved Saint, Milarepa

  • The One Hundred Thousand Songs of Milarepa

  • Life Story of Gampopa: The Incomparable Dharma Lord of Tibet by Jampa MacKenzie Stewart

  • The History of the Sixteen Karmapas of Tibet by Karma Thinley

  • Karmapa-The Black Hat Lama of Tibet

  • Great Kagyu Masters: The Golden Lineage Treasury by Victoria Huckenpahler

  • A Garrland of Gold by Jampa Thaye

  • The Blue Annals by George N. Roerich

    Additional Recommended Reading in the Karma Kagyu Tradition

  • Rogues in Robes : An Inside Chronicle of a Recent Chinese-Tibetan Intrigue in the Karma Kagyu Lineage of Diamond Way Buddhism by Tomek Lehnert is now available. "This long awaited 300 page work is an inside chronicle of the recent Chinese-Tibetan intrigue in the Kagyu lineage - the story of the politics involved in finding H.H. the 17th Karmapa, as told by Tomek Lehnert, who travels with Lama Ole 365 days a year. A must-read for every body interested in the Kagyu politics around the Karmapa and a must-have for every center's library."

  • The Jewel Ornament of Liberation, by Gampopa (transation/comentary by Herbert V. Guenther)

  • The Jewel Ornament of Liberation, by Gampopa (transation/comentary by Khenpo Konchog Gyaltsen)

  • Buddha Nature by Arya, Maitreya; Acarya, Asanga

  • Mahamudra, Eliminating the Darkness of Ignorance, by The 9th Karmapa Wangchug Dorje

  • Cloudless Sky by Jamgon Kongtrul Rinpoche III