Many wonderful books on dharma are out there! Here are a few that we read and use in our weekly practice.
Chenrezig: Lord of Love, by Bokar Rinpoche · A clear and concise book on our core practice: perfect for beginners and experienced people. CURRENTLY OUT OF PRINT. Clear Point Press hopes to make it available around March 2012. Meanwhile, you may be able to find used copies from other on-line vendors or booksearch services.
Meditation: Advice to Beginners, by Bokar Rinpoche · The title is a little modest: this is a profound work—but it's simple, too. Order from amazon.com
The Great Path of Awakening, by Jamgon Kongtrul · How to live a life dedicated to helping other beings—and in the process, discovering the true nature of reality, enlightenment. It embraces philosophy as well as practical methods for training the mind. The teaching is based on a text handed down from the twelfth century. order from amazon.com
Pema Chodron is an American Buddhist nun in the lineage of Chogyam Trungpa. She is resident teacher at Gampo Abbey in Nova Scotia, the first Tibetan monastery in North America established for Westerners. She is also the author of many books and audiobooks, which are especially helpful to new practitioners. Here is the Pema Chodron author page at amazon
Our mother monastery, Kagyu Thubten Choling, in New York
Online magazine Shenpen Ísel · The teachings of recognized and fully qualified lamas and teachers, with an emphasis on the Karma Kagyu and the Shangpa Kagyu lineages. Issues include detailed teachings on Medicine Buddha practice.
Office of His Holiness the 17th Gyalwa Karmapa Ogyen Trinley Dorje