I´m doing a philosophy master thesis and it will include some vajrayana buddhist stuff. Now I´m looking for books and academic/scientific articles for it. Maybe you can help me. I have two different criteria:
- Academic books and articles. The best and most rigorous stuff (probably new stuff).
- Books and texts from inside the vajrayana tradition. Mostly needed is Dzogchen and Mahamudra, but others are considered also if they are really good.
I have already considered three books:
Brown, P. Daniel. 2006. Pointing Out the Great Way. The Stages of Meditation in the Mahamudra Tradition. Somerville (MA): Wisdom Publications. I think this is pretty good and it is also written by an established researcher/scientist.
Dzogchen Ponlop. 2003. Wild Awakening. The Heart of Mahamudra and Dzogchen. Boston: Shambhala. Pretty technical, but a good book to find translations, terms and I believe also pretty highly valued inside buddhism.
Dalai Lama. 2008. How to See Yourself as You Really Are. A Practical Guide to Self-Knowledge. London: Rider. I don´t think this book is really good, but it is Dalai Lama. If there is a better book from him about the same subject, let me know.
And of course, I will include stuff from Lonchenpa, because he is the man. So, if you know good academic books or articles and/or good and also “authoritative enough” texts from inside vajrayna buddhism, help me out. Thank you!