THE GREAT IMAGE - YUDRA NYINGPO/ANI JINBA PALMO
I would highly recommend reading the multiple introduction pieces as well as the main text, as they not only explain what lies ahead but also suggest what we should do with what we read - how to benefit from reading the biography of a learned Dzogchen master. The advice given is of value, in my experience, as it is through reading the biography of Acariya Mun in this fashion that my practice of Buddhism commenced in this current life. I aim to read another 3 biographies after this book.
The main text is an autobiography of Vairotsana recorded by his close disciples and translated by Ani Jinba Palmo. It offers both a guide to the path of practice and an historical account of Buddhism as it became established in Tibet.
I would recommend this book to those interested in learning about the onset of Buddhism in Tibet, practitioners of Vajrayana, and those enjoying Buddhist autobiographies.