Author: Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche
Translator(s): Jeffrey Hopkins / Lati Rimpoche
Publisher: Motilal Banarsidass
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8120803752
The Buddhism of Tibet consists of four texts, the first two written by the courteenth Dala Lama himself and the remaining two chosen by him for Western readers:
The Buddhism of Tibet: In this excellent introduction, the Dalai Lama explains the principal topics and centraql practices of Buddhism.
The Key to the Middle Way: The Dalai Lama leads the student to the discovery of the true meaning of emptiness. With acute precision, he presents many insights into the nature of emptiness.
The Precisous Garland by Nagarjuna: Originally writen for a king this text is famous for its descriptions of the Bodhisattva path of com0assion and for its clear, concise analysis of the Buddha's teaching on emptiness. It describes how to find happiness by cultivating virtues of body, spech and mind and how to amass the stores of merit and wisdom required for enlightenment.
The Song of the Four Mindfulnesses by the 7th Dalai Lama: This short poem, accompanied by a commentary by the 14th Dalai Lama, contains all the essentials of Sutra and tantra. It is to be used as a basis for meditations on mindfulness of the guru, deity yoga and emptiness.
The Buddhism of Tibet
The Key to the Middle Way
The Precious Garland of Advice to the King
(Sanskrit: Rajaparikatha - ratnamala)
The Song of the Four Mindulnesses
Cauising the Rain of Achievements to Fall