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The Great Path of Awakening
The Classic Guide to Lojong, a Tibetan Buddhist Practice for Cultivating the Heart of Compassion
Written by Jamgon Kongtrul
Translated by Ken McLeod


Format: Trade Paperback, 112 pages
Publisher: Shambhala
On Sale: April 12, 2005
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-1-59030-214-9 (1-59030-214-1)

Here is a practical Buddhist guidebook that offers techniques for developing a truly compassionate heart in the midst of everyday life. For centuries, Tibetans have used fifty-nine pithy slogans—such as "A joyous state of mind is a constant support" and "Don't talk about others' shortcomings"—as a means to awaken kindness, gentleness... 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 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 >

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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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November 11, 2014
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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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Origins of the Tarot
Cosmic Evolution and the Principles of Immortality
Written by Dai Leon


Format: Trade Paperback, 560 pages
Publisher: Frog Books
On Sale: June 30, 2009
Price: $22.95
ISBN: 978-1-58394-261-1 (1-58394-261-0)

Conventional wisdom traces tarot cards to medieval Italy, but their roots go much further back in time and draw on a startling variety of cultures and spiritual traditions. Combining pioneering scholarship with practical spiritual instruction, this ambitious book is the first to unveil the full range of the ancient streams of... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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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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The Best Buddhist Writing 2012

Edited by Melvin McLeod and editors of the Shambhala Sun


Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
Publisher: Shambhala
On Sale: September 25, 2012
Price: $17.95
ISBN: 978-1-61180-011-1 (1-61180-011-0)

A treasury of the most notable, profound, and thought-provoking Buddhist-inspired writing published in the last year.

The Best Buddhist Writing 2012 includes:


• His Holiness the Dalai Lama on cultivating a universal ethic of kindness
• Sharon Salzberg on getting your meditation practice started
• Pema Chödrön on how to smile... Read more >

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The Tibetan Book of Meditation

Written by Lama Christie McNally


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: Harmony
On Sale: May 19, 2009
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-385-51815-4 (0-385-51815-3)

Meditation helps us relax, sharpens our minds, and increases our creativity. In The Tibetan Book of Meditation, Lama Christie McNally demonstrates that meditation also provides a much greater gift. It awakens our innate potential to shape our reality, to make moments of joy last forever, and to bring us the peace... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Path of the Human Being
Zen Teachings on the Bodhisattva Way
Written by Dennis Genpo Merzel
Foreword by Bernie Glassman


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: Shambhala
On Sale: February 15, 2005
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-1-59030-173-9 (1-59030-173-0)

Dennis Genpo Merzel Roshi, one of the most highly regarded American Zen teachers, demystifies the experience of enlightenment, teaching that it is none other than the awakening to our true nature, which is ever present and inherent in all of us. Through the practice of meditation, one is able to turn... 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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Turning Confusion into Clarity
A Guide to the Foundation Practices of Tibetan Buddhism
Written by Yongey Mingyur and Helen Tworkov
Foreword by Matthieu Ricard


Format: Trade Paperback, 416 pages
Publisher: Snow Lion
On Sale: July 8, 2014
Price: $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-61180-121-7 (1-61180-121-4)

For anyone interested in Buddhist practice and philosophy, this book gives detailed instruction, and friendly and inspiring advice for those embarking on the Tibetan Buddhist path in earnest. By offering guidance on how to approach the process and giving instruction for specific meditation and contemplation techniques, Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche provides gentle... 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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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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Diamond Sutra and the Sutra of Hui-neng

Translated by Wong Mou-Lam and A F Price
Foreword by W.Y. Evans-Wentz and Christmas Humphreys


Format: Trade Paperback, 176 pages
Publisher: Shambhala
On Sale: November 8, 2005
Price: $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-59030-137-1 (1-59030-137-4)

The Diamond Sutra, composed in India in the fourth century CE, is one of the most treasured works of Buddhist literature and is the oldest existing printed book in the world. It is known as the Diamond Sutra because its teachings are said to be like diamonds that cut away all... Read more >

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From the Heart of Chenrezig
The Dalai Lamas on Tantra
Edited by Glenn H. Mullin
Translated by Glenn H. Mullin
Introduction by Glenn H. Mullin


Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
Publisher: Snow Lion
On Sale: June 11, 2013
Price: $22.95
ISBN: 978-1-55939-405-5 (1-55939-405-6)

The lineage of the reincarnated line of Dalai Lamas has held primary spiritual authority and, until recently, temporal power in Tibet since the beginning of the fifteenth century. The translations in this book represent a curated set of their writings specifically on tantra, the advanced path of Tibetan Buddhism in which... Read more >

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The Book of Five Rings

Written by Miyamoto Musashi
Illustrated by Shiro Tsujimura
Translated by William Scott Wilson


Format: Hardcover, 160 pages
Publisher: Shambhala
On Sale: May 15, 2012
Price: $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-59030-984-1 (1-59030-984-7)

When the undefeated samurai Miyamoto Musashi retreated to a cave in 1643 and wrote The Book of Five Rings, a manifesto on swordsmanship, strategy, and winning for his students and generations of samurai to come, he created one of the most perceptive and incisive texts on strategic thinking ever to come... Read more >
Also available as a package, paperback, trade paperback and a trade paperback.

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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
ISBN: 978-1-55939-415-4 (1-55939-415-3)

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 Blooming of a Lotus
Revised Edition of the Classic Guided Meditation for Achieving the Miracle of Mindfulness
Written by Thich Nhat Hanh


Format: Trade Paperback, 152 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: April 1, 2009
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-8070-1238-3 (0-8070-1238-6)

One of the world’s great meditation teachers offers thirty-four guided exercises that will bring both beginning and experienced practitioners into closer touch with their bodies, their inner selves, their families, and the world. Compassionate and wise, Thich Nhat Hanh’s healing words help us acknowledge and dissolve anger and separation by illuminating... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Miracle of Mindfulness
An Introduction to the Practice of Meditation
Written by Thich Nhat Hanh


Format: Trade Paperback, 160 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: May 1, 1999
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-8070-1239-0 (0-8070-1239-4)

In this beautiful and lucid guide, Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh offers gentle anecdotes and practical exercise as a means of learning the skills of mindfulness--being awake and fully aware. From washing the dishes to answering the phone to peeling an orange, he reminds us that each moment holds within it... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.
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