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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
ISBN: 978-1-61180-045-6 (1-61180-045-5)

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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Zen
Merging of East and West
Written by Roshi P. Kapleau


Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: August 20, 1989
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-385-26104-3 (0-385-26104-7)

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Also available as an eBook.

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The Heart Is Noble
Changing the World from the Inside Out
Written by Ogyen Trinley Dorje Karmapa


Format: Trade Paperback, 208 pages
Publisher: Shambhala
On Sale: May 13, 2014
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-1-61180-080-7 (1-61180-080-3)

In his first major book, the Karmapa, a charismatic 28-year-old emerging leader of Tibetan Buddhism, offers heartfelt advice on how to live with integrity in the modern world. These teachings arose from the questions of sixteen college seniors who spent a month meeting and talking with the Karmapa about their concerns... Read more >

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The Collected Works of Dilgo Khyentse, Volume One

Written by Dilgo Khyentse


Format: Hardcover, 464 pages
Publisher: Shambhala
On Sale: July 12, 2011
Price: $65.00
ISBN: 978-1-59030-592-8 (1-59030-592-2)

The three-volume set presents the collected works in English of one of the great luminaries of Tibetan Buddhism in our time, published to mark his centennial celebration. A complete exposition of the stages of the Buddhist path is presented through Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche’s commentaries on the root texts of classic Tibetan... Read more >

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The Collected Works of Dilgo Khyentse, Volume Two

Written by Dilgo Khyentse


Format: Hardcover, 552 pages
Publisher: Shambhala
On Sale: July 12, 2011
Price: $65.00
ISBN: 978-1-59030-593-5 (1-59030-593-0)

The three-volume set presents the collected works in English of one of the great luminaries of Tibetan Buddhism in our time, published to mark his centennial celebration. A complete exposition of the stages of the Buddhist path is presented through Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche’s commentaries on the root texts of classic Tibetan... Read more >

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The Collected Works of Dilgo Khyentse, Volume Three

Written by Dilgo Khyentse


Format: Hardcover, 800 pages
Publisher: Shambhala
On Sale: July 12, 2011
Price: $75.00
ISBN: 978-1-59030-627-7 (1-59030-627-9)

The three-volume set presents the collected works in English of one of the great luminaries of Tibetan Buddhism in our time, published to mark his centennial celebration. A complete exposition of the stages of the Buddhist path is presented through Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche’s commentaries on the root texts of classic Tibetan... Read more >

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The Treasury of Knowledge, Book Six, Parts One and Two
Indo-Tibetan Classical Learning and Buddhist Phenomenology
Written by Jamgon Kongtru Lodro Taye
Annotations by Gyurme Dorje
Translated by Kalu Rinpoche Translation Grp and Gyurme Dorje
Introduction by Gyurme Dorje


Format: Hardcover, 992 pages
Publisher: Snow Lion
On Sale: January 8, 2013
Price: $49.95
ISBN: 978-1-55939-389-8 (1-55939-389-0)

Jamgön Kongtrul’s encyclopedic Treasury of Knowledge presents a complete account of the major lines of thought and practice that comprise Tibetan Buddhism. Among the ten books that make up this tour de force, Book Six is by far the longest–concisely summarizing the theoretical fields of knowledge to be studied prior to... Read more >

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Establishing Appearances as Divine
Rongzom Chokyi Zangpo on Reasoning, Madhyamaka, and Purity
Written by Heidi I. Koppl


Format: Trade Paperback, 160 pages
Publisher: Snow Lion
On Sale: September 10, 2013
Price: $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-55939-419-2 (1-55939-419-6)

A highly esteemed Buddhist treatise on realizing your divine nature.

This concise treatise by the eleventh-century Tibetan Buddhist philosopher Rongzom Chökyi Zangpo sets out to prove the provocative point that everything that appears is actually deity manifest. Many books on Tibetan Buddhism address the important themes of mind training, compassion, and proper... Read more >

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Teachings of the Buddha

Edited by Jack Kornfield


Format: Trade Paperback, 232 pages
Publisher: Shambhala
On Sale: March 13, 2012
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-1-59030-897-4 (1-59030-897-2)

This treasury of essential Buddhist writings draws from the most popular Indian, Tibetan, Chinese, and Japanese sources. Among the selections are some of the earliest recorded sayings of the Buddha on the practice of freedom, passages from later Indian scriptures on the perfection of wisdom, verses from Tibetan masters on the... Read more >
Also available as a paperback and a trade paperback.

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The Wise Heart
A Guide to the Universal Teachings of Buddhist Psychology
Written by Jack Kornfield


Format: Trade Paperback, 448 pages
Publisher: Bantam
On Sale: May 19, 2009
Price: $20.00
ISBN: 978-0-553-38233-4 (0-553-38233-0)

Experience the Transformational Power of Buddhism’s Psychology of the Heart with Bestselling Author Jack Kornfield

You have within you unlimited capacities for extraordinary love, for joy, for communion with life, and for unshakable freedom—and here is how to awaken them. In The Wise Heart, celebrated author and psychologist Jack Kornfield offers... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Epic of Gesar of Ling
Gesar's Magical Birth, Early Years, and Coronation as King
Translated by Robin Kornman, Lama Chonam and Sangye Khandro
Foreword by Sakyong Mipham and Alak Zenkar Rinpoche


Format: Hardcover, 680 pages
Publisher: Shambhala
On Sale: July 9, 2013
Price: $120.00
ISBN: 978-1-59030-842-4 (1-59030-842-5)

The Gesar of Ling epic is the Tibetan equivalent of The Arabian Nights and has never been translated into a Western language before. For hundreds of years, versions of it have been known in oral and written form in Tibet, China, Central Asia, and across the eastern Silk Route. King Gesar... Read more >
Also available as a trade paperback.

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The Krishnamurti Reader

Written by J. Krishnamurti


Format: Trade Paperback, 160 pages
Publisher: Shambhala
On Sale: October 11, 2011
Price: $14.00
ISBN: 978-1-59030-938-4 (1-59030-938-3)

J. Krishnamurti was one of the most influential spiritual figures of the twentieth century. With great insight and immediacy, these teachings explore what Krishnamurti calls “the art of living.” He addresses such topics as the way of life without conflict; skill and clarity in action; living and dying; and meditation and... Read more >

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The Essence of Buddhism
An Introduction to Its Philosophy and Practice
Written by Traleg Kyabgon
Foreword by Sogyal Rinpoche and The Karmapa, Ogyen Trinley Dorje


Format: Trade Paperback, 208 pages
Publisher: Shambhala
On Sale: November 11, 2014
Price: $18.95
ISBN: 978-1-59030-788-5 (1-59030-788-7)

This lucid overview–which has come to be regarded by many as the best introductory book on Tibetan Buddhism–looks at its subject from the perspective of the three traditional “vehicles”: the Hinayana, the Mahayana, and the Vajrayana. These divisions are often presented as a historical development, but here Traleg Kyabgon equates them... Read more >

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Tao Te Ching
Zen Teachings on the Taoist Classic
Written by Lao-Tzu and Takuan Soho
Translated by Thomas Cleary


Format: Trade Paperback, 176 pages
Publisher: Shambhala
On Sale: February 8, 2011
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-1-59030-896-7 (1-59030-896-4)

This version of the Tao Te Ching, translated by Thomas Cleary, presents the classic text in a unique light, through the eyes of the Zen master Takuan Soho, who lived from 1573 to 1645. Takuan was an acerbic, witty, free spirit who became a seminal figure in Rinzai Zen. He was... Read more >
Also available as a hardcover.

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Lao Tzu: Tao Te Ching

Written by Ursula K. Le Guin


Format: Trade Paperback
Publisher: Shambhala
On Sale: October 20, 1998
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-1-57062-395-0 (1-57062-395-3)

"Ursula K. Le Guin's translation of the Tao Te Ching is a personal and poetic meditation. Through her own careful study of these ancient teachings, she brings the Way into contemporary life."
--Terry Tempest Williams, author of Refuge

"Among the many translations of Lao Tzu's Tao Te Ching, Ursula K. Le Guin's new... Read more >

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A Gradual Awakening

Written by Stephen Levine


Format: Trade Paperback, 192 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: January 16, 1989
Price: $14.00
ISBN: 978-0-385-26218-7 (0-385-26218-3)

Meditation teacher and poet Levine writes simply and gently about his own personal experiences with and insights into vipassana (buddhism) meditation. An inspiring book for anyone interested in deep personal growth. Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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T'Ai Chi Ch'Uan and Meditation

Written by Da Liu


Format: Trade Paperback, 192 pages
Publisher: Schocken
On Sale: January 23, 1991
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-0-8052-0993-8 (0-8052-0993-X)

T'ai Chi Ch'uan is known primarily as a martial art. It was developed, however, as an active meditation to achieve harmony with the natural world and to improve health. This book is an ideal introduction to T'ai chi Ch'uan, providing clear descriptions of the methods of meditation and exercise, illuminating the... Read more >

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Invoking Reality
Moral and Ethical Teachings of Zen
Written by John Daido Loori


Format: Trade Paperback, 112 pages
Publisher: Shambhala
On Sale: June 19, 2007
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-1-59030-459-4 (1-59030-459-4)

There is a common misconception that to practice Zen is to practice meditation and nothing else. In truth, traditionally, the practice of meditation goes hand-in-hand with moral conduct. In Invoking Reality, John Daido Loori, one of the leading Zen teachers in America today, presents and explains the ethical precepts of Zen... Read more >

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The Spiritual Teaching of Ramana Maharshi

Written by Ramana Maharshi


Format: Trade Paperback, 144 pages
Publisher: Shambhala
On Sale: August 10, 2004
Price: $18.95
ISBN: 978-1-59030-139-5 (1-59030-139-0)

The Renowned Indian sage Ramana Maharshi is beloved by Buddhists, Hindus, Christians, and Taoists alike for the inspirational power of his teachings, which transcend all religious differences. Here is a collection of Sri Ramana's instructions and discourses culled from three works: Who Am I?, Spiritual Instructions, and Maharshi's Gospel. These teachings... Read more >

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Evolving Dharma
Meditation, Buddhism, and the Next Generation of Enlightenment
Written by Jay Michaelson


Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
Publisher: EVOLVER EDITIONS
On Sale: October 15, 2013
Price: $17.95
ISBN: 978-1-58394-714-2 (1-58394-714-0)

Evolving Dharma is the definitive guide to the meditation revolution. Unorthodox and irreverent scholar and activist Jay Michaelson shows how meditation and mindfulness have moved from ashrams and self-help groups to classrooms and hospitals, and offers unusually straight talk about the “Big E”– enlightenment.

Michaelson introduces us to maverick brainhackers, postmodern... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Chogyam Trungpa
His Life and Vision
Written by Fabrice Midal


Format: Trade Paperback, 576 pages
Publisher: Shambhala
On Sale: May 22, 2012
Price: $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-59030-236-1 (1-59030-236-2)

Master of meditation, social visionary, artist, poet–Chögyam Trungpa was all these and more. Yet “Who was Chögyam Trungpa?” is a slippery question, for who can nail down the personality of a man who by all accounts seemed to be a different person to different people at different times and on different... Read more >

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Jamgon Mipam
His Life and Teachings
Written by Jamgon Mipam, Douglas Duckworth and Mipam Rinpoche


Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
Publisher: Shambhala
On Sale: December 20, 2011
Price: $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-59030-669-7 (1-59030-669-4)

Jamgön Mipam (1846—1912) was one of the most extraordinary figures in the history of Tibet. He shaped the trajectory of the Tibetan Buddhist tradition that traces its history back to the early transmission of Buddhism from India in the eighth century. Herein we have an introduction to the life and works... Read more >

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Distinguishing Phenomena from Their Intrinsic Nature
Maitreya's Dharmadharmatavibhanga with Commentaries by Khenpo Shenga and Ju Mipham
Written by Ju Mipham and Khenpo Shenga
Translated by Dharmachakra Translation Committee


Format: Hardcover, 112 pages
Publisher: Snow Lion
On Sale: August 20, 2013
Price: $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-55939-409-3 (1-55939-409-9)

Outlining the difference between appearance and reality, this work shows that the path to awakening involves leaving behind the inaccurate and limiting beliefs we have about ourselves and the world around us and opening ourselves to the limitless potential of our true nature. By divesting the mind of confusion, the treatise... Read more >

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Not Turning Away
The Practice of Engaged Buddhism
Written by Susan Moon


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: Shambhala
On Sale: April 27, 2004
Price: $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-59030-103-6 (1-59030-103-X)

"...compelling, often captivating accounts of individuals collectively trying to affect the world." —Publishers Weekly
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The 36 Strategies of the Martial Arts
The Classic Chinese Guide for Success in War, Business, and Life
Written by Hiroshi Moriya
Translated by William Scott Wilson


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: Shambhala
On Sale: May 14, 2013
Price: $18.95
ISBN: 978-1-59030-992-6 (1-59030-992-8)

The 36 Strategies of the Martial Arts is a collection of ancient Chinese maxims on strategy, battlefield tactics, and deception–in the spirit of such classics as The Art of War and The Book of Five Rings–made relevant with contemporary examples and explanation. The origin of the book is unknown; however, the... Read more >
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