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Healing Emotions
Conversations with the Dalai Lama on Mindfulness, Emotions, and Health
Written by Daniel Goleman


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
Publisher: Shambhala
On Sale: January 14, 2003
Price: $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-59030-010-7 (1-59030-010-6)

Can the mind heal the body? The Buddhist tradition says yes—and now many Western scientists are beginning to agree. Healing Emotions is the record of an extraordinary series of encounters between the Dalai Lama and prominent Western psychologists, physicians, and meditation teachers that sheds new light on the mind-body connection. Topics... Read more >

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G. R. S. Mead and the Gnostic Quest

Edited by Clare Goodrick-Clarke
Introduction by Clare Goodrick-Clarke


Format: Trade Paperback, 248 pages
Publisher: North Atlantic Books
On Sale: August 10, 2005
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-1-55643-572-0 (1-55643-572-X)

George Robert Stowe Mead (1863-1933) was a major translator, editor, and commentator on Gnostic and hermetic literature and thus a pivotal figure linking the late 19th-century esoteric revival to 20th-century art, literature, and psychology. As a young convert to the new movement of theosophy, he served as private secretary to its... Read more >

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Dakini Power
Twelve Extraordinary Women Shaping the Transmission of Tibetan Buddhism in the West
Written by Michaela Haas


Format: Trade Paperback, 344 pages
Publisher: Snow Lion
On Sale: April 9, 2013
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-1-55939-407-9 (1-55939-407-2)

What drives a young London librarian to board a ship to India, meditate in a remote cave by herself for twelve years, and then build a flourishing nunnery in the Himalayas? How does a surfer girl from Malibu become the head of the main international organization for Buddhist women? Why does... Read more >

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Beating the Cloth Drum
Letters of Zen Master Hakuin
Written by Haukin
Translated by Norman Waddell


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: Shambhala
On Sale: March 20, 2012
Price: $17.95
ISBN: 978-1-59030-948-3 (1-59030-948-0)

Hakuin Ekaku (1685-1769) is one of the most influential figures in Zen Buddhism. He revitalized the Rinzai Zen tradition (which emphasizes the use of koans, or unanswerable questions, in meditation practice), and all masters of that school today trace their lineage back through him. He is responsible for the most famous... Read more >

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Zen Poems

Edited by Peter Harris


Format: Hardcover, 256 pages
Publisher: Everyman's Library
On Sale: March 23, 1999
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-0-375-40552-5 (0-375-40552-6)

The appreciation of Zen philosophy and art has become universal, and Zen poetry, with its simple expression of direct, intuitive insight and sudden enlightenment, appeals to lovers of poetry, spirituality, and beauty everywhere. This collection of translations of the classical Zen poets of China, Japan, and Korea includes the work of... Read more >

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Zen Confidential
Confessions of a Wayward Monk
Written by Shozan Jack Haubner
Foreword by Leonard Cohen


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
Publisher: Shambhala
On Sale: May 14, 2013
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-1-61180-033-3 (1-61180-033-1)

“This punk of a monk, who should be tending to his own affairs, has decided to infect the real world with his tall tales, and worse, to let the cat out of the bag. And what a sly, dangerous, beautiful, foul-smelling, heart-warming beast it is.”–Leonard Cohen, from the foreword

These hilarious essays... Read more >

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The Writing Warrior
Discovering the Courage to Free Your True Voice
Written by Laraine Herring


Format: Trade Paperback, 208 pages
Publisher: Shambhala
On Sale: July 20, 2010
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-1-59030-796-0 (1-59030-796-8)

All writers are faced at some point with feelings of self-consciousness and self-doubt about their work. In this invaluable guide, Laraine Herring offers advice to writers who want to become more comfortable with their writing, face their inhibitions, and gain the confidence to release their true voice. Utilizing the breath, a... Read more >

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Siddhartha

Written by Hermann Hesse
Translated by Sherab Chodzin Kohn


Format: Paperback, 192 pages
Publisher: Shambhala
On Sale: January 11, 2005
Price: $5.99
ISBN: 978-1-59030-227-9 (1-59030-227-3)

A New Translation of the Classic Novel.

In the novel, Siddhartha, a young man, leaves his family for a contemplative life, then, restless, discards it for one of the flesh. He conceives a son, but bored and sickened by lust and greed, moves on again. Near despair, Siddhartha comes to a river... Read more >

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Essential Teachings

Written by His Holiness The Dalai Lama
Edited by Marianne Dresser
Translated by Zelie Pollon
Introduction by Andrew Harvey


Format: Trade Paperback, 152 pages
Publisher: North Atlantic Books
On Sale: March 16, 1995
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-1-55643-192-0 (1-55643-192-9)

Essential Teachings presents the first English translation og a series of talks given in 1974 by the Dalai Lama in Bodh Gaya, India--the site of the Buddha's enlightenment--to a gathering of Tibetan refugees and Western Buddhists. His precise and eloquent commentary on the "Path of the Bodhisattva," one of the most... Read more >

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Kindness, Clarity, and Insight

Written by His Holiness The Dalai Lama
Edited by Jeffrey Hopkins and Elizabeth Napper
Translated by Jeffrey Hopkins


Format: Trade Paperback, 262 pages
Publisher: Snow Lion
On Sale: January 8, 2013
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-1-55939-403-1 (1-55939-403-X)

The subject matter of Kindness, Clarity, and Insight is drawn from the lectures the Dalai Lama gave during his first three visits to North America. The book covers the core subject o Tibetan Buddhism and combines all the major themes of the Dalai Lama’s teachings in one succinct volume. The chapters... Read more >

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Preparing to Die
Practical Advice and Spiritual Wisdom from the Tibetan Buddhist Tradition
Written by Andrew Holecek


Format: Trade Paperback, 480 pages
Publisher: Snow Lion
On Sale: July 9, 2013
Price: $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-55939-408-6 (1-55939-408-0)

Every person faces death, but how many of them are actually ready for it? In Preparing to Die, Andrew Holecek presents a wide array of resources to help the reader address this unfinished business.

Part One shows how to prepare one’s mind and how to help others, before, during, and after... Read more >

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Awakening to the Tao

Written by Lui I-Ming
Translated by Thomas Cleary


Format: Trade Paperback, 128 pages
Publisher: Shambhala
On Sale: April 18, 2006
Price: $14.00
ISBN: 978-1-59030-344-3 (1-59030-344-X)

The Tao is the Way, the Way behind all ways, the principle underlying all principles, the fact underlying all facts. Taoism, in its broadest sense, is the search for truth and reality. In a narrower sense, it is the original knowledge tradition of China, yet Taoism has already in the last... Read more >

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The Taoist I Ching

Written by Lui I-Ming
Translated by Thomas Cleary


Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
Publisher: Shambhala
On Sale: May 3, 2005
Price: $26.95
ISBN: 978-1-59030-260-6 (1-59030-260-5)

Containing several layers of text and given numerous levels of interpretation, it has captured continuous attention for well over two thousand years, THE TAOIST I CHING has been considered a book of fundamental principles by philosophers, politicians, mystics, alchemists, yogins, diviners, sorcerers, and more recently by scientists and mathematicians.

This first part... Read more >

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The Open Road
The Global Journey of the Fourteenth Dalai Lama
Written by Pico Iyer


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: March 10, 2009
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-38755-4 (0-307-38755-0)

One of the most acclaimed and perceptive observers of globalism and Buddhism now gives us the first serious consideration—for Buddhist and non-Buddhist alike—of the Fourteenth Dalai Lama’s work and ideas as a politician, scientist, and philosopher.

Pico Iyer has been engaged in conversation with the Dalai Lama (a friend of his father’s)... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.

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The Open Road
The Global Journey of the Fourteenth Dalai Lama
Written by Pico Iyer


Format: Hardcover, 288 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: March 25, 2008
Price: $24.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-26760-3 (0-307-26760-1)

One of the most acclaimed and perceptive observers of globalism and Buddhism now gives us the first serious consideration—for Buddhist and non-Buddhist alike—of the Fourteenth Dalai Lama’s work and ideas as a politician, scientist, and philosopher.

Pico Iyer has been engaged in conversation with the Dalai Lama (a friend of his father’s)... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

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Songs of Spiritual Experience
Tibetan Buddhist Poems of Insight and Awakening
Translated by Thupten Jinpa and Jas Elsner
Foreword by H.H. the Dalai Lama


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: Shambhala
On Sale: February 10, 2014
Price: $22.95
ISBN: 978-1-57062-911-2 (1-57062-911-0)

     The first major anthology of Tibetan spiritual poetry available in the West, Songs of Spiritual Experience offers original translations of fifty-two poems from all the traditions and schools of Tibetan Buddhism, spanning the eleventh to the twentieth centuries. These poems communicate spiritual insight with grace and precision, addressing the themes of... Read more >

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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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Contemplating Reality
A Practitioner's Guide to the View in Indo-Tibetan Buddhism
Written by Andy Karr


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
Publisher: Shambhala
On Sale: April 10, 2007
Price: $22.95
ISBN: 978-1-59030-429-7 (1-59030-429-2)

This book introduces the reader to contemplations that investigate a series of views of reality as they evolved in the Buddhist tradition. These views are explained in plain English, with contemporary metaphors and examples to bring out their meaning for modern Buddhists. Quotations from both historical and living meditation masters and... 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 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
ISBN: 978-1-59030-457-0 (1-59030-457-8)

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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The Hundred Verses of Advice
Tibetan Buddhist Teachings on What Matters Most
Written by Dilgo Khyentse and Padama Sangye


Format: Trade Paperback, 208 pages
Publisher: Shambhala
On Sale: July 11, 2006
Price: $18.95
ISBN: 978-1-59030-341-2 (1-59030-341-5)

This commentary on Padampa Sangye's classic verses of advise to Tibetan villagers of Tingri--by renowned and beloved meditation master Dilgo Khyentse--offers guidance for people trying to lead a dharmic life in the workaday world. These hundred verses, studied for centuries by Tibetans and students of Buddhism, contain a complete survey of... Read more >

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A Life of the Buddha

Written by Sherab Chodzin Kohn


Format: Trade Paperback, 176 pages
Publisher: Shambhala
On Sale: March 10, 2009
Price: $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-59030-689-5 (1-59030-689-9)

The story of the Buddha and his awakening is more than an account of the birth of a religious tradition: it is also one of the great archetypal tales of the spiritual quest, colorful in its many details and thrilling in its depiction of the world transformed by an enlightened human... 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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