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Children will love learning the calming power of meditation alongside Ziji, a playful puppy.
Explore the nature of our material world in this unique sourcebook, conceived by the Dalai Lama, collecting the scientific observations found in classical Buddhist treatises.
Deepen your meditation with advice on Buddhist practice from celebrated masters of Tibet’s nonsectarian rimé tradition.
Explore this second volume of translations, in vivid prose, from one of the most celebrated collections of ancient Buddhist stories.
An anniversary collection, presented in a beautiful collector’s edition, of three of Bhante Gunaratana’s bestselling classics: Mindfulness in Plain English, The Four Foundations of Mindfulness in Plain English, and Beyond Mindfulness in Plain English.
An exquisite poem from one of Dzogchen’s greatest teachers.
This magnum opus from one of America's foremost scholars of Buddhism reveals the treatment of sex, gender, and sexual orientation in the Indian and Tibetan traditions.
One of the world’s most popular Tibetan lamas shares accessible advice for working with adversity and living a spiritual life.
The bestselling author of Who Ordered This Truckload of Dung? and one of the world’s most beloved Buddhist monks answers meditators’ questions.
A uniquely playful and incisive illustrated collection of Zen teaching stories from one of America’s most beloved Zen masters.
In a new, expanded anniversary edition, read the inspiring life-story from the bestselling author of Mindfulness in Plain English.
For every center, organization, or individual who wishes to create a welcoming community for all, this book is a must-read.
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The most comprehensive modern commentary on Shantideva’s master work.
The first in a multi-volume collection presenting the Dalai Lama’s comprehensive explanation of the Buddhist path.
The Dalai Lama tells the life story of his remarkable teacher, Ling Rinpoché, who remained a powerful anchor for him from childhood and into his emergence as a global spiritual leader.
If everything is empty, then what ceases in Nirvana and is born in rebirth? Guy Armstrong tackles this question and more in this richly informed, practical guide to emptiness for the meditator.
Over 125 poetic companions, from Basho to Billy Collins, Saigyo to Shakespeare.
An all-in-one set to implement a family meditation course, regardless of your tradition or level of experience.
Let a great Tibetan scholar guide you through one of Nagarjuna’s masterworks.
The bestselling author of Mindfulness in Plain English invites us to explore the joyful benefits of living with loving-kindness.
If you love, you will grieve—and nothing is more mysteriously central to becoming fully human.
A welcome new translation of Gampopa’s classic overview of the Buddha’s teachings.
Through a broad scope of quotations, poems, and true-life stories, Inspiring Courage offers inspiration to help us authentically live life to the fullest, even against all odds.
Plucked from a humble nomad family to become the leader of one of Tibet’s oldest Buddhist lineages, the young Seventeenth Karmapa draws on timeless values to create an urgent ethic for today’s global community.
Hell realms, gods, and hungry ghosts—these are just a few of the images on the Buddhist wheel of life. In Awakening from the Daydream, discover how these ancient symbols are still relevant to our modern life.
The most comprehensive manual of the practice of insight meditation (vipassana), written by one of its foremost twentieth-century proponents, is translated into English for the first time.
Thought leaders in the field of contemplative caregiving offer resilience, wisdom, and freedom for those who keep watch at the bedside.
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This landmark collection is the definitive introduction to the Buddha’s teachings—in his own words.
The next best thing to personal instruction!