Someone asked me for book recommendations.

Not in any particular order -

General Buddhism
Buddhism Is Not What You Think by Steve Hagen
Buddhism Plain and Simple by Steve Hagen 
What the Buddha Taught by Walpola Rahula

Mindfulness Practice

The Miracle of Mindfulness: An Introduction to the Practice of Meditation by Thich Nhat Hanh
Peace is Every Step: The Path of Mindfulness in Everyday Life by Thich Nhat Hanh
The Sun My Heart: Reflections on Mindfulness, Concentration, and Insight by Thich Nhat Hanh

On Theravada/Vipassana

Mastering the Core Teachings of Buddha 2nd Edition available in hardcopy or online for free: https://www.mctb.org/

On Zen


The Flatbed Sutra of Louie Wing by Ted Biringer
Zen Cosmology by Ted Biringer
Living By Vow by Shohaku Okumura
Flowers Fall by Hakuun Yasutani
Infinite Circle: Teachings in Zen by Bernie Glassman
Dropping Ashes on the Buddha by Zen Master Seung Sahn
Only Don't Know by Zen Master Seung Sahn
Hakuin on Kensho: The Four Ways of Knowing, Edited with Commentary by Albert Low
Eihei Dogen: Mystical Realist by Hee-Jin Kim
Hearing with the Eye: Photographs from Point Lobos by John Daido Loori

On Mahamudra

Clarifying the Natural State by Dakpo Tashi Namgyal  (some excerpts in http://awakeningtoreality.blogspot.sg/2008/11/few-excerpts-from-clarifying-natural.html)
Essentials of Mahamudra by Khenchen Thrangu Rinpoche
The Royal Seal of Mahamudra by Khamtrul Rinpoche III (some excerpts in http://awakeningtoreality.blogspot.sg/2015/12/self-liberation-by-khamtrul-rinpoche-iii.html)
Mahamudra: The Moonlight -- Quintessence of Mind and Meditation by Dakpo Tashi Namgyal



On Dzogchen


Buddhahood in This Life by Malcolm Smith
(also check out the interview at http://awakeningtoreality.blogspot.sg/2017/11/podcast-with-malcolm-smith-on-dzogchen.html)

The Self-Arisen Vidya Tantra (vol 1) and The Self-Liberated Vidya Tantra (vol 2): A Translation of the Rigpa Rang Shar (vol 1) and A Translation of ... (vol 2) (The Seventeen Dzogchen Tantras)
by Malcolm Smith

https://awakeningtoreality.blogspot.com/2018/08/the-self-arisen-vidya-tantra-vol-1-and.html


On Madhyamika

How to See Yourself As You Really Are by Dalai Lama
The Fundamental Wisdom of the Middle Way by Nagarjuna/Jay Garfield
Introduction to the Middle Way: Chandrakirti's Madhyamakavatara with Commentary by Ju Mipham
Ocean of Reasoning: A Great Commentary on Nāgārjuna's Mulamadhyamakakārikā by Tsong khapa, Translated by Geshe Ngawang Samten and Jay L. Garfield

On Jamgon Mipham (Madhyamika/Mind Only/Dzogchen/etc)
Jamgon Mipham by Douglas Duckworth


On Chittamatra/Yogacara

Distinguishing Phenomena from Their Intrinsic Nature with Commentaries by Khenpo Shenga and Ju Mipham (The Dharmachakra Translation Committee)


Others

A New Buddhist Path by David Loy

The Tibetan Book of the Dead: The Great Liberation Through Hearing In The Bardo by Chogyam Trungpa (Author), Francesca Fremantle (Author)

 
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  1. Super helpful--thank you sincerely for this great compilation!