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For the Benefit of All Beings
A Commentary on the Way of the Bodhisattva
Written by Dalai Lama
Translated by Padmakara Translation Group


Format: Trade Paperback, 160 pages
Publisher: Shambhala
On Sale: April 21, 2009
Price: $15.95

The Dalai Lama explains how to follow the spiritual path of the bodhisattva by commenting on a beloved Tibetan Buddhist text.

Many people consider the Dalai Lama to be a living embodiment of the spiritual ideal of the bodhisattva–someone who dedicates their life to freeing all beings from suffering and confusion. Here... Read more >

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Treasury of Precious Qualities: Book One

Written by Longchen Yeshe Dorje and Jigme Lingpa
Translated by Padmakara Translation Group
Foreword by H. H. the Dalai Lama


Format: Trade Paperback, 576 pages
Publisher: Shambhala
On Sale: April 20, 2010
Price: $34.95

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Treasury of Precious Qualities: Book Two

Written by Longchen Yeshe Dorje, Kangyur Rinpoche and Jigme Lingpa
Translated by Padmakara Translation Group


Format: Hardcover, 480 pages
Publisher: Shambhala
On Sale: August 20, 2013
Price: $49.95

This book is a translation of the second part of a commentary on the Treasury of Precious Qualities, the most celebrated work of Jigme Lingpa (1730—1798), one of the most important figures in the Nyingma lineage. In a slender volume of elegant verse, this root text (new in this revised edition)... Read more >

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Enlightened Courage
An Explanation of the Seven-Point Mind Training
Written by Dilgo Khyentse
Translated by Padmakara Translation Group


Format: Trade Paperback, 144 pages
Publisher: Snow Lion
On Sale: June 20, 2006
Price: $16.95

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The Heart of Compassion
The Thirty-seven Verses on the Practice of a Bodhisattva
Written by Dilgo Khyentse
Translated by Mattieu Ricard and Padmakara Translation Group


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: Shambhala
On Sale: May 29, 2007
Price: $19.95

The inspiring and eloquent verses found in The Thirty-seven Verses on the Practice of a Bodhisattva were composed by Gyalse Ngulchu Thogme (1295–1369), an ancient Tibetan master and legendary exemplar of generosity and kindness. This classical text—a concise and easy-to-memorize distillation of the teachings presented in Shantideva’s masterwork The Way of... Read more >

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Zurchungpa's Testament

Written by Dilgo Khyentse
Translated by Padmakara Translation Group


Format: Hardcover, 448 pages
Publisher: Snow Lion
On Sale: January 2, 2007
Price: $29.95

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White Lotus
An Explanation of the Seven-line Prayer to Guru Padmasambhava
Written by Jamgon Mipham
Translated by Padmakara Translation Group


Format: Hardcover, 128 pages
Publisher: Shambhala
On Sale: December 11, 2007
Price: $21.95

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Nagarjuna's Letter to a Friend
With Commentary by Kangyur Rinpoche
Written by Nagarjuna
Commentaries by Kangyur Kyabje Rinpoche
Translated by Padmakara Translation Group


Format: Trade Paperback, 208 pages
Publisher: Snow Lion
On Sale: September 10, 2013
Price: $24.95

Nagarjuna’s poetic presentation of the fundamental teachings of the Great Vehicle, or Mahayana, is remarkable for its concise style and memorable imagery, making it one of the most widely quoted sources in other commentaries on the Mahayana path. The great Indian Buddhist master Nagarjuna (first-second century C.E.) wrote his celebrated poem... Read more >

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The Nectar of Manjushri's Speech
A Detailed Commentary on Shantideva's Way of the Bodhisattva
Written by Kunzang Pelden
Translated by Padmakara Translation Group


Format: Trade Paperback, 512 pages
Publisher: Shambhala
On Sale: February 9, 2010
Price: $34.95

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A Torch Lighting the Way to Freedom
Complete Instructions on the Preliminary Practices
Written by Dudjom Rinpoche
Translated by Padmakara Translation Group


Format: Hardcover, 400 pages
Publisher: Shambhala
On Sale: November 8, 2011
Price: $39.95

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The Adornment of the Middle Way
Shantarakshita's Madhyamakalankara with Commentary by Jamgon Mipham
Written by Shantarakshita
Commentaries by Jamgon Mipham
Translated by Padmakara Translation Group


Format: Trade Paperback, 464 pages
Publisher: Shambhala
On Sale: February 9, 2010
Price: $29.95

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The Way of the Bodhisattva

Written by Shantideva
Translated by Padmakara Translation Group


Format: Hardcover, 384 pages
Publisher: Shambhala
On Sale: October 14, 2008
Price: $18.95

This timeless text of Indo-Tibetan Buddhism has been widely studied and respected for more than a thousand years in all the schools of Tibetan Buddhism, and it is considered one of the great teaching texts of Mahayana Buddhism as well. An exposition of the path of a bodhisattva, a being who... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audio CD and a trade paperback.
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