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Milarepa: Songs on the Spot
Trans. Nicole Riggs / Dharma Cloud Press.
ISBN: 0-9705639-30 Publication Date: June 2003

Nicole Riggs, translator of Like An Illusion brings her skillful, clear and vivid style to Milarepa: Songs on the Spot, a daring new translation of that most beloved of Tibetan classics, The Hundred Thousand Songs of Milarepa.
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Like An Illusion: Lives of the Shangpa Kagyu Masters
Nicole Riggs / Dharma Cloud Press.
ISBN: 0-9705639-06 Publication Date: January 2002

Biographies of the precious Shangpa Kagyu lineage for the first time available in English. Includes an introduction that looks in detail at the role of women, the appeal of solitude, the significance of dreams and miracles, and other unique features of the lineage. Foreword by Bokar Tulku Rinpoche.
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Books by Kalu Rinpoche

Excellent Buddhism: / Clear Point Press
Kalu Rinpoche gives an introduction to Tibetan Buddhism. Also includes biographical material about Kalu Rinpoche. Part of a three-volume series by Kalu Rinpoche: Excellent Buddhism/ Profound Buddhism / Secret Buddhism.

Profound Buddhism: From Hinayana to Vajrayana / Clear Point Press
Kalu Rinpoche teaches about the three vehicles. Part of a three-volume series by Kalu Rinpoche: Excellent Buddhism/ Profound Buddhism / Secret Buddhism.

Secret Buddhism: Vajrayana Practices / Clear Point Press
Kalu Rinpoche teaches about vajrayana. Includes an extensive section on the Shangpa Kagyu Lineage. Part of a three-volume series by Kalu Rinpoche: Excellent Buddhism/ Profound Buddhism / Secret Buddhism.

Gently Whispered: Oral Teachings by the Very Venerable Kalu Rinpoche / Talman
Precious teachings by Kalu Rinpoche.

The Dharma that Illuminates All Beings Like the Light of the Sun and the Moon / SUNY Press
A collection of teachings by Kalu Rinpoche including Q&A; and an extensive glossary.

Luminous Mind: The Way of the Buddha / Wisdom Publications
Extensive teachings by Kalu Rinpoche on the nature of mind and the various paths to liberation. Includes a chapter on the practices of the Shangpa Lineage and the stories of Niguma and Sukhasiddhi.

Foundation of Tibetan Buddhism: Gem Ornament of Manifold Instructions Which Benefits Each and Everyone Appropriately / Snow Lion Publications

Books by Bokar Rinpoche

Chenrezig Lord of Love / Clear Point Press
Bokar Rinpoche offers detailed explanations on Chenrezig (Avalokiteshvara in Sanskrit), the deity of loving-kindness and compassion.
Meditation: Advice to the Beginner / Clear Point Press
Teachings on mind-training and how to find within the causes for happiness.

Death and the Art of Dying / Clear Point Press
Bokar Rinpoche offers teachings and practical answers on how to deal with death.

Profound Wisdom of the Heart Sutra and Other Teachings / Clear Point Press
Bokar Rinpoche offers clarification of the Heart Sutra, the essence of the Prajnaparamita, as well as guidance on how to deal with anger.

The Day of a Buddhist Practitioner / Clear Point Press
Bokar Rinpoche offers guidance on integrating one's practice within daily life.

Taking the Bodhisattva Vow / Clear Point Press
Bokar Rinpoche explains the significance of the Bodhisattva vow, the commitment to liberate all sentient beings from suffering.

Opening the Door to Certainty / Clear Point Press
In this book Bokar Rinpoche presents a condensed version of "The Ocean of Certainty," (nges don rgya mtsho in Tibetan) by Ninth Karmapa.

Tara the Feminine Divine / Clear Point Press
Bokar Rinpoche clarifies the Tara Tantra and Praise to Tara, and discusses other accomplished women in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition.

Books with material on the Shangpa Kagyu lineage


Jamgon Kongtrul's Retreat Manual / Snow Lion Publications
Selected Works of the Dalai Lama II: Tantric Yogas of Sister Niguma / Snow Lion Publications
The Blue Annals / Trans. George N. Roerich
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