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Turning the Wheel of Truth
Commentary on the Buddha's First Teaching
Written by Ajahn Sucitto


Format: Trade Paperback, 208 pages
Publisher: Shambhala
On Sale: April 27, 2010
Price: $22.95
ISBN: 978-1-59030-764-9 (1-59030-764-X)

Immediately after his enlightenment, the Buddha gave a talk that contained within it the foundation for all further Buddhist teachings. The text of this remarkable discourse is presented here and is brilliantly illuminated by a respected, contemporary teacher of the Theravada tradition. This discourse by the Buddha, called “The Sutta That... Read more >

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The Way of Korean Zen

Written by Kusan Sunim
Translated by Martine Batchelor
Introduction by Stephen Batchelor


Format: Trade Paperback, 192 pages
Publisher: Weatherhill
On Sale: February 10, 2009
Price: $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-59030-686-4 (1-59030-686-4)

The power and simplicity of the Korean Zen tradition shine in this collection of teachings by a renowned modern master. Kusan Sunim (1901–1983) provides a wealth of practical advice for students, particularly with regard to the uniquely Korean practice of hwadu, or sitting with questioning. An extensive introduction by Stephen Batchelor... Read more >

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Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind

Written by Shunryu Suzuki
Afterword by David Chadwick


Format: Trade Paperback, 176 pages
Publisher: Shambhala
On Sale: June 28, 2011
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-1-59030-849-3 (1-59030-849-2)

In the forty years since its original publication, Zen Mind, Beginner’s Mind has become one of the great modern Zen classics, much beloved, much reread, and much recommended as the best first book to read on Zen. Suzuki Roshi presents the basics–from the details of posture and breathing in zazen to... Read more >
Also available as a hardcover and a hardcover.

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Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind

Written by Shunryu Suzuki
Afterword by David Chadwick


Format: Hardcover, 144 pages
Publisher: Shambhala
On Sale: November 9, 2010
Price: $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-59030-850-9 (1-59030-850-6)

“In the beginner’s mind there are many possibilities, but in the expert’s there are few.”

So begins this most beloved of all American Zen books. Seldom has such a small handful of words provided a teaching as rich as has this famous opening line. In a single stroke, the simple sentence... Read more >
Also available as a hardcover and a trade paperback.

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Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind

Written by Shunryu Suzuki


Format: Hardcover, 192 pages
Publisher: Shambhala
On Sale: October 10, 2006
Price: $18.95
ISBN: 978-1-59030-267-5 (1-59030-267-2)

"In the beginner's mind there are many possibilities, but in the expert's there are few." So begins this most beloved of all American Zen books. Seldom has such a small handful of words provided a teaching as rich as has this famous opening line of Shunryu Suzuki's classic. In a single... Read more >
Also available as a hardcover and a trade paperback.

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Sadhana

Written by Rabindranath Tagore


Format: Trade Paperback, 144 pages
Publisher: Harmony
On Sale: September 21, 2004
Price: $9.95
ISBN: 978-0-385-51047-9 (0-385-51047-0)

Written by Nobel Prize Laureate Rabindranath Tagore and available in paperback for the first time, Sadhana is a profound, highly accessible introduction to India’s ancient spiritual heritage.

Few figures in history have been as important as Rabindranath Tagore in bringing Indian philosophy and spiritual teachings to the West. Although he was... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Essential Dogen
Writings of the Great Zen Master
Edited by Kazuaki Tanahashi and Peter Levitt


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
Publisher: Shambhala
On Sale: April 30, 2013
Price: $14.00
ISBN: 978-1-61180-041-8 (1-61180-041-2)

Eihei Dogen (1200—1253), founder of the Soto School of Zen Buddhism, is one of the greatest religious, philosophical, and literary geniuses of Japan. His writings have been studied by Zen students for centuries, particularly his masterwork, Shobo Genzo or Treasury of the True Dharma Eye. This is the first book to... Read more >

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Incarnation
The History and Mysticism of the Tulku Tradition of Tibet
Written by Tulku Thondup


Format: Trade Paperback, 128 pages
Publisher: Shambhala
On Sale: August 9, 2011
Price: $18.95
ISBN: 978-1-59030-839-4 (1-59030-839-5)

The author of The Healing Power of Mind presents a historical overview and detailed explanation of the phenomenon of incarnate enlightened beings, known as tulkus in Tibetan. A tulku, out of kindness for beings, is born again and again as a teacher who dedicates his or her life to serving others... Read more >

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An Ocean of the Ultimate Meaning
Teachings on Mahamudra
Written by Khenchen Thrangu


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
Publisher: Shambhala
On Sale: February 10, 2004
Price: $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-59030-055-8 (1-59030-055-6)

In An Ocean of the Ultimate Meaning, Khenchen Thrangu provides an exhaustive commentary on the longest and most comprehensive of the three classic treatises on Mahamudra composed by the sixteenth-century scholar Wangchuk Dorje, the Ninth Karmapa.

Khenchen Thrangu’s teachings encompass the entire path of Mahamudra, including the preliminaries, the main practice, removing... Read more >

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On Buddha Essence
A Commentary on Ranjung Dorje's Treatise
Written by Khenchen Thrangu


Format: Trade Paperback, 200 pages
Publisher: Shambhala
On Sale: July 11, 2006
Price: $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-59030-276-7 (1-59030-276-1)

According to Tibetan Buddhist tradition, human beings' true nature, or buddha essence, is the foundation from which all wisdom develops. In order to discover our buddha essence, the meditator needs to know how to meditate correctly and must properly understand the reasons for practicing meditation. We also need training in how... Read more >

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The Path Is the Goal
A Basic Handbook of Buddhist Meditation
Written by Chogyam Trungpa


Format: Trade Paperback, 192 pages
Publisher: Shambhala
On Sale: June 7, 2011
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-1-59030-910-0 (1-59030-910-3)

The teachings given here on basic meditation—shamatha and vipashyana, mindfulness and awareness—provide the foundation that every practitioner needs to awaken as the Buddha did. According to the Buddha, no one can attain basic sanity or enlightenment without practicing meditation. It is the only way to begin the spiritual path. In fact... Read more >

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The Sanity We Are Born With
A Buddhist Approach to Psychology
Written by Chogyam Trungpa
Foreword by Daniel Goleman


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
Publisher: Shambhala
On Sale: February 1, 2005
Price: $18.95
ISBN: 978-1-59030-090-9 (1-59030-090-4)

More and more mental health professionals are discovering the rich tradition of Buddhist psychology and integrating its insights into their work with clients. Buddhist tradition teaches that all of us are born with what Chögyam Trungpa terms "basic sanity," or inherent goodness, health, and clear perception. Helping ourselves and others to... Read more >

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Tao Te Ching
Updated with Over 100 Photographs by Jane English
Written by Lao Tsu
Translated by Gia-Fu Feng, Jane English and Toinette Lippe
Introduction by Jacob Needleman


Format: Trade Paperback, 184 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: November 1, 2011
Price: $22.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-94930-1 (0-307-94930-3)

"No one has done better in conveying Lao Tsu's simple and laconic style of writing, so as to produce an English version almost as suggestive of the many meanings intended. This is a most useful, as well as beautiful, volume—and what it has to say is exactly what the world, in... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

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Tao Te Ching
A New Translation
Written by Lao Tzu
Translated by William Scott Wilson


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: Shambhala
On Sale: July 30, 2013
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-1-61180-077-7 (1-61180-077-3)

The classic Taoist text freshly translated using the original Chinese script from Lao Tzu’s time, and beautifully illustrated with seventeenth-century artwork.

Renowned translator William Scott Wilson has rendered Lao Tzu’s classic in the most authentic way possible, using both the ancient text and the even older Great Seal script used during... Read more >
Also available as a hardcover, paperback and a trade paperback.

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Embracing Mind
The Common Ground of Science and Spirituality
Written by Alan B. Wallace and Brian Hodel


Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
Publisher: Shambhala
On Sale: December 23, 2008
Price: $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-59030-683-3 (1-59030-683-X)

The mind is the place where science and spirituality can meet. Here a renowned scientist who is also a teacher of Buddhist meditation explores the nature of mind from scientific and spiritual perspectives to present a new model that incorporates the truths of contemplative spirituality.

“This book shows clearly and compellingly... Read more >

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Dreaming Yourself Awake
Lucid Dreaming and Tibetan Dream Yoga for Insight and Transformation
Written by B. Alan Wallace and Brian Hodel


Format: Trade Paperback, 192 pages
Publisher: Shambhala
On Sale: May 29, 2012
Price: $17.95
ISBN: 978-1-59030-957-5 (1-59030-957-X)

Some of the greatest of life’s adventures can happen while you’re sound asleep. That’s the promise of lucid dreaming, which is the ability to alter your own dream reality any way you like simply by being aware of the fact that you’re dreaming while you’re in the midst of a dream... Read more >

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The Courage to Be Present
Buddhism, Psychotherapy, and the Awakening of Natural Wisdom
Written by Karen Kissel Wegela


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
Publisher: Shambhala
On Sale: December 7, 2010
Price: $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-59030-830-1 (1-59030-830-1)

The quality of presence a psychotherapist or counselor brings to the therapeutic relationship makes all the difference in effective treatment. With this application of Buddhist practice to psychotherapy, Karen Kissel Wegela offers mental health professionals a new perspective on bringing compassion, patience, generosity, and equanimity to their work with clients. She... Read more >

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The Demon's Sermon on the Martial Arts
And Other Tales
Written by William Scott Wilson and Issai Chozanshi


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
Publisher: Shambhala
On Sale: November 13, 2012
Price: $17.95
ISBN: 978-1-59030-989-6 (1-59030-989-8)

This collection of parables written by an eighteenth-century samurai is a classic of martial arts literature. The tales are concerned with themes such as perception of conflict, self-transformation, the cultivation of chi (life energy), and understanding yin and yang. Some of the parables seem light and fanciful, but they offer the... Read more >

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The One Taste of Truth
Zen and the Art of Drinking Tea
Written by William Scott Wilson


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: Shambhala
On Sale: January 8, 2013
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-1-61180-026-5 (1-61180-026-9)

Traditionally in China and Japan, drinking a cup of tea was an opportunity for contemplation, meditation, and an elevation of mind and spirit. Here, renowned translator William Scott Wilson distills what is singular and precious about this traditional tea culture, and he explores the fascinating connection between Zen and tea drinking... Read more >

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Master of the Three Ways
Reflections of a Chinese Sage on Living a Satisfying Life
Written by Hung Ying-Ming
Translated by William Scott Wilson
Introduction by Bill Porter


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
Publisher: Shambhala
On Sale: May 15, 2012
Price: $18.95
ISBN: 978-1-59030-993-3 (1-59030-993-6)

At once profound, spiritual, and witty, Master of the Three Ways is a remarkable work about human nature, the essence of life, and how to live simply and with awareness. In three hundred and fifty-seven verses, the author, Hung Ying-ming—a seventeenth-century Chinese sage—explores good and evil, honesty and deception, wisdom and... Read more >
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