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Tales from the Tibetan Operas

by Gavin Kilty Wisdom Publications (July 30, 2019)

Eight Tibetan opera narratives express Buddhist concepts in myths and stories for the enjoyment and edification of readers of all ages.

Timeless Buddhist ideas come to life in the myths and stories in Tales...


Wholehearted

by Koshin Paley Ellison Wisdom Publications (June 18, 2019)

 An inspiring book that will help readers rediscover their values and discover a way to truly live life to the fullest.

Each of us has an enormous capacity for love—a deep well of attention and care that we...


The Essence of Tsongkhapa's Teachings

by Dalaï Lama, Lhakdor & Jeremy Russell Wisdom Publications (May 14, 2019)

Learn from the Dalai Lama the three steps to awakening: 1) renunciation, 2) the awakening mind, and 3) emptiness.

His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s commentary on Tsongkhapa’s Three Principal Aspects of the...


Nonduality

by David R. Loy Wisdom Publications (June 04, 2019)

One of Western Buddhism’s most sophisticated thinkers on one of Buddhism’s most central topics.

The concept of nonduality lies at the very heart of Mahayana Buddhism. In the West, it’s usually associated...


The Brilliantly Illuminating Lamp of the Five Stages

by Tsong khapa & Robert Thurman Wisdom Publications (August 06, 2019)

The most important commentary on Vajrayana from the founder of the Dalai Lama's school of Buddhism.

The Brilliantly Illuminating Lamp of the Five Stages (rim lnga rab tu gsal ba’i sgron me) is Tsong Khapa’s...


Always Remembering

by Jigme Phuntsok & Khenpo Sodargye Wisdom Publications (May 28, 2019)

The poems and teachings of a beloved Buddhist master, vividly presented so that readers feel they are listening to the precious and renowned teachings of His Holiness directly—and learning how to live with...


Bodhichitta

by Lama Zopa Rinpoche Wisdom Publications (May 21, 2019)

An accessible, inspiring book on one of the most important topics in Tibetan Buddhism, written by one of its renowned masters, who has an international following of thousands.

Bodhichitta is a Sanskrit word meaning...


Manjushri's Innermost Secret

by Ganden Tripa Lobsang Tenzin Wisdom Publications (July 02, 2019)

The only English translation of a text key to the Gelug lineage (the Buddhist lineage of the Dalai Lama).

Discover the entire path to enlightenment as taught by the wisdom-buddha Manjushri.

A Treasury of Oral...


Mindfulness and Intimacy

by Ben Connelly Wisdom Publications (February 12, 2019)

Go beyond mere mindfulness—and deepen your connection to your self, the people in your life, and the world around you.

Mindfulness is an ancient and powerful practice of awareness and nonjudgmental discernment...


Falling is Flying

by Ajahn Brahm, Master Guojun & Kenneth Wapner Wisdom Publications (March 19, 2019)

What do we do when life throws rocks at us?

“Instead of trying to discipline your mind with ill will, fault-finding, guilt, punishment, and fear, use something far more powerful: the beautiful kindness, gentleness,...


Understanding the Case Against Shukden

by Gavin Kilty Wisdom Publications (March 12, 2019)

Leaders of the Dalai Lama’s tradition illuminate the issues surrounding the Shukden controversy.

Before the twentieth century, the figure of Shukden, or Dölgyal, was an obscure one in the pantheon of Tibetan...


Ornament of Abhidharma

by Chim Jampaiyang & Ian James Coghlan Wisdom Publications (March 26, 2019)

The single greatest Tibetan commentary—never previously translated—on one of the most well-known and cited works of classical Indian Buddhism.

This work by a scholar of the Kadam school is the most authoritative...


Samsara, Nirvana, and Buddha Nature

by Dalaï Lama & Thubten Chodron Wisdom Publications (January 22, 2019)

Samsara, Nirvana, and Buddha Nature takes up centrally important premises of Buddhism: the unsatisfactoriness (duhkha) of cyclic existence (samsara), the determination to be free of cyclic existence, and the...


Essence of the Ocean of Attainments

by Penpa Dorjee & Yael Bentor Wisdom Publications (February 05, 2019)

A comprehensive guide to the creation stage of the Guhyasamaja.

 

The Essence of the Ocean of Attainments (Dngos grub rgya mtsho’i snying po) is a commentary on the creation stage of the Guhyasamaja Tantra...


Jewels of the Middle Way

by James B. Apple Wisdom Publications (February 19, 2019)

Jewels of the Middle Way documents an important tradition of Madhyamaka and provides insight into both the late Indian Buddhist blend of Madhyamaka and tantra and the Kadampa school founded by the Indian Buddhist...


The Cakrasamvara Tantra (The Discourse of Sri Heruka)

by David B. Gray Wisdom Publications (April 09, 2019)

This is the first complete, critical English translation of the Cakrasamvara Tantra, also known as the Sriherukabhidhana and Laghusamvara.

This is the first complete, critical English translation of the Cakrasamvara...


Illumination of the Hidden Meaning Vol. 2

by Tsong Khapa Losang Drakpa & David B. Gray Wisdom Publications (April 16, 2019)

This is the second volume of the annotated translation of Tsong Khapa’s Illumination of the Hidden Meaning (sbas don kun gsal), a magnificent commentary on the Cakrasamvara Tantra.

This is the first English...


Touching Ground

by Jeanette Testu, Tim Testu, Emma Varvaloucas & Jaimal Yogis Wisdom Publications (November 13, 2018)

The vivid story of a hippie, a carpenter, a Vietnam vet, an alcoholic, a marine engineer, and a great dad who battled his demons on the Buddhist path.

From October 16, 1973, to August 17, 1974, Tim Testu walked...


Fathoming the Mind

by B. Alan Wallace, Dion Blundell & Eva Natanya Wisdom Publications (October 02, 2018)

Bestselling author B. Alan Wallace delivers the long-awaited followup to his Stilling the Mind: Shamatha Teachings from Dudjom Lingpa’s Vajra Essence (2011).

This companion volume stems from an oral commentary...


A Lullaby to Awaken the Heart

by Karl Brunnhölzl Wisdom Publications (November 27, 2018)

A key Dzogchen text—available together with its Tibetan commentaries, including from the fifteenth Karmapa—from a preeminent translator.

The Aspiration Prayer of Samantabhadra, one of the most famous and...


Mahamudra

by Lama Yeshe Wisdom Publications (September 25, 2018)

Relish these direct, experiential meditation instructions from the author of the bestselling Introduction to Tantra.

Lama Yeshe tells us that mahamudra is “the universal reality of emptiness, of nonduality”...


Zen on the Trail

by Christopher Ives Wisdom Publications (September 11, 2018)

Discover how hiking can be a kind of spiritual pilgrimagecalming our minds, enhancing our sense of wonderand deepening our connection to nature.

Evoking the writings of Gary Snyder, Bill Bryson,...


Bow First, Ask Questions Later

by Gesshin Claire Greenwood & Brad Warner Wisdom Publications (May 08, 2018)

What happens when a liberal, free-spirited, modern American girl goes on a spiritual quest into structured, disciplined, traditional Japanese Zen life?

Gesshin Claire Greenwood was a liberal, free-spirited...


The Life and Teachings of Tsongkhapa

by Robert A.F. Thurman Wisdom Publications (June 12, 2018)

A must-read for students of Tibetan Buddhism, The Life and Teachings of Tsongkhapa provides a thorough exploration of the great teacher’s wisdom.

In The Life and Teachings of Tsongkhapa, you’ll discover Tsongkhapa’s...


Early Buddhist Teachings

by Y. Karunadasa Wisdom Publications (June 19, 2018)

A clear, elegant clarification of the basic teachings of early Buddhism, ideal for both general readers and scholars.

 

Discover the birth of Buddhism and the essentials of Buddhist teachings with this clear,...


The  Foundation of Buddhist Practice

by Thubten Chodron & Dalaï Lama Wisdom Publications (May 15, 2018)

The second volume in the Dalai Lama’s definitive and comprehensive series on the stages of the Buddhist path, The Library of Wisdom and Compassion.

 

Volume 1, Approaching the Buddhist Path, contained introductory...


The Tibetan Book of Everyday Wisdom

by Beth Newman & Jinpa Thupten Wisdom Publications (April 24, 2018)

Enjoy popular Tibetan collections of advice, fables, and aphorisms for following the way of the wise and avoiding the paths of fools.

The Tibetan Book of Everdyay Wisdom: A Thousand Years of Sage Advice presents...


Being-Time

by Shinshu Roberts & Norman Fischer Wisdom Publications (March 20, 2018)

A tour-de-force guide to Zen Master Dogen’s most subtle and sophisticated philosophical premises: that being and time are inseparable.

“Impermanence is time itself, being itself—yet time and being are...


Not One Single Thing: A Commentary on the Platform Sutra

by Shodo Harada, Priscilla Daichi Storandt & Jane Shotaku Lago Wisdom Publications (January 23, 2018)

Explore the seminal Platform Sutra, with one of the greatest living Zen masters as a guide.

A lodestone of Zen Buddhism, the Platform Sutra presents the life, work, and wisdom of Eno, or Huineng, the fascinating...


Buddhist Literature of Ancient Gandhara

by Salomon Richard Wisdom Publications (April 17, 2018)

Discover the fascinating history of a long-hidden Buddhist culture at a historic crossroads.

In the years following Alexander the Great’s conquest of the East, a series of empires rose up along the Silk Road....


Open Mind

by B. Alan Wallace, Eva Natanya & Dalaï Lama Wisdom Publications (February 06, 2018)

Get to know the teachings and legacy of the celebrated Lerab Lingpa, the influential confidant of the Thirteenth Dalai Lama, in this collection of practical instructions on the Great Perfection and reflections...


Rebirth in Early Buddhism and Current Research

by Bhikkhu Analayo Wisdom Publications (April 23, 2018)

Join a rigorous scholar and Buddhist monk on a brisk tour of rebirth from ancient doctrine to contemporary debates.

German Buddhist monk and university professor Bhikkhu Analayo had not given much attention to...


Freeing the Heart and Mind

by Sakya Trichen Wisdom Publications (April 17, 2018)

Explore two seminal Sakya texts with an incomparable teacher.

His Holiness Kyabgon Gongma Sakya Trichen Rinpoche, the noble forty-first head of the Sakya school of Tibetan Buddhism, with his trademark clarity...


Before Buddha Was Buddha

by Rafe Martin Wisdom Publications (March 20, 2018)

Discover how ordinary beings—a deer, a robber, a monkey, a parrot, and more—make up the past lives of the Buddha before he was Buddha.

The jataka tales are ancient Buddhist stories found in both the Pali...


Spiritual Friends

by Thubten Dondrub Wisdom Publications (June 06, 2017)

A collection of the favorite guided meditations of senior monks and nuns of the International Mahayana Institute of the FPMT. 

A collection of the favorite guided meditations of senior monks and nuns of the...


A Gathering of Brilliant Moons: Practice Advice from the Rime Masters of Tibet

by Joshua Schapiro, Holly Gayley & Ringu Wisdom Publications (October 31, 2017)

Deepen your meditation with advice on Buddhist practice from celebrated masters of Tibet’s nonsectarian rimé tradition.

For generations, Buddhist masters in Tibet have composed sheldam, poignant instructions...


Steps on the Path to Enlightenment: A Commentary on Tsongkhapa's Lamrim Chenmo. Volume 5: Insight

by Lhundub Sopa & Dechen Rochard Wisdom Publications (December 12, 2017)

The final installment of the Steps on the Path to Enlightenment series examines the nature of reality with a master class in Buddhist Middle Way philosophy and meditation. 

The late Geshe Sopa was a refugee...


The Path: A Guide to Happiness

by Khenpo Sherab Zangpo & Sogyal Wisdom Publications (December 19, 2017)

Khenpo Sherab Zangpo draws on Tibetan Buddhist tradition and his own fascinating life story to describe a way forward for contemporary practitioners, offering lucid guidance on daily practice, finding...


Sexuality in Classical South Asian Buddhism

by Jose Ignacio Cabezon Wisdom Publications (October 10, 2017)

A prolific scholar surveys classical Buddhism’s approach to sex, gender, and sexual orientation in this landmark volume.

More than twenty-five years in the making, this detailed sourcebook on Buddhist understandings...


Divine Stories: Divyavadana, Part 2

by Andy Rotman Wisdom Publications (December 05, 2017)

 

Explore this second volume of translations, in vivid prose, from one of the most celebrated collections of ancient Buddhist stories.

Actions never come to naught,

even after hundreds of millions of years.

When...


The Essential Jewel of Holy Practice

by Jay L. Garfield & Emily W. McRae Wisdom Publications (November 14, 2017)

An exquisite poem from one of Dzogchen’s greatest teachers.

The Essential Jewel of Holy Practice is a vibrant philosophical and ethical poem by one of Tibet’s great spiritual masters. Patrul Rinpoche presents...


Unbinding: The Grace Beyond Self

by Kathleen Dowling Singh & Rodney Smith Wisdom Publications (October 03, 2017)

An invitation to everyday mystics: unbind yourself from the causes of suffering and step into grace.

“We all want the freedom of sanity and peace, the undefended inclusiveness of love. We all want refuge in...


Science and Philosophy in the Indian Buddhist Classics: The Physical World

by Ian Coghlan, Thupten Jinpa & Dalaï Lama Wisdom Publications (November 07, 2017)

Explore the nature of our material world in a unique sourcebook, conceived by the Dalai Lama, collecting the scientific observations found in classical Buddhist treatises. 

Under the visionary supervision of...


The State of Mind Called Beautiful

by U Pandita, Vivekananda, Kate Wheeler & Andrew Scheffer et al. Wisdom Publications (September 05, 2017)

Thorough guidance from one of the twentieth-century’s most influential Theravadan masters.

In The State of Mind Called Beautiful, meditation master Sayadaw U Pandita lays out the breadth, depth, and wealth...


The Buddha's Dream of Liberation

by James William Coleman, Reb Anderson & Palden Wisdom Publications (June 27, 2017)

Explore the three great teachings of the Buddha with this plain-English primer

The First Turning of the Wheel: Insight into the nature of suffering—and the way out of it—from the four noble truths and...


The Vajra Essence

by Dudjom Lingpa & B. Alan Wallace Wisdom Publications (July 25, 2017)

A systematic presentation of the path of Dzogchen, the Great Perfection, by one of its most renowned proponents and rendered by a master translator.

Düdjom Lingpa (1835–1904) was one of the foremost tantric...


Approaching the Buddhist Path

by Dalaï Lama & Thubten Chodron Wisdom Publications (August 15, 2017)

The first volume in a multi-volume collection presenting the Dalai Lama’s comprehensive explanation of the Buddhist path.

His Holiness the Dalai Lama has been publicly teaching Buddhism for decades. This...


Shantideva's Guide to Awakening

by Yeshe Tobden, Sarita Doveton, Manu Bazzano & Fiorella Rizzi et al. Wisdom Publications (July 18, 2017)

The most comprehensive modern commentary on Shantideva’s master work.

One of the great classics of Buddhist literature, the Bodhicharyavatara, or Way of the Bodhisattva, is required reading for understanding...


The Life of My Teacher

by Dalaï Lama, Gavin Kilty & Jinpa Thupten Wisdom Publications (July 11, 2017)

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. 

The Sixth Ling Rinpoché...


The Suttanipata: An Ancient Collection of the Buddha's Discourses Together with Its Commentaries

by Bodhi Wisdom Publications (September 26, 2017)

This landmark volume in the Teachings of the Buddha series translates the Suttanipata, a text that matches the Dhammapada in its concise power and its centrality to the Buddhist tradition. Celebrated translator...