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Ecology, Ethics, and Interdependence

by Dunne D. John & Daniel Goleman Wisdom Publications (October 23, 2018)

Powerful conversations between His Holiness the Dalai Lama and leading scientists on the most pressing issue of our time. 

Engage with leading scientists, academics, ethicists, and activists, as well as His...

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...

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...

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...

Deepest Practice, Deepest Wisdom

by Shohaku Okumura, Tom Wright & Kosho Uchiyama Wisdom Publications (January 30, 2018)

Insightful commentary on a beloved ancient philosopher of Zen by a beloved contemporary master of Zen. 

Famously insightful and famously complex, Eihei Dogen’s writings have been studied and puzzled over for...

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...

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 Poetry of Impermanence, Mindfulness, and Joy

by John Brehm Wisdom Publications (June 06, 2017)

Over 125 poetic companions, from Basho to Billy Collins, Saigyo to Shakespeare.

The Poetry of Impermanence, Mindfulness, and Joy received the Spirituality & Practice Book Award for 50 Best Spiritual Books in...

The Buddha's Apprentices

by Sumi Loundon Kim & Sharon Salzberg Wisdom Publications (June 14, 2016)

Sumi Loundon's Blue Jean Buddha was hailed by the New York Times Review of Books as "a bellwether anthology"--mapping the spiritual trails followed by a generation of American Buddhist youths. The Buddha's...

Engaging Dogen's Zen

by Tetsuzen Jason M. Wirth, Kanpu Bret W. Davis & Shudo Brian Schroeder Wisdom Publications (January 17, 2017)

How are the teachings of a thirteenth-century master relevant today? Twenty contemporary writers unpack Dogen's words and show how we can still find meaning in his teachings.


Zen Master Dogen, the thirteenth-century...

What's Wrong with Mindfulness (And What Isn't)

by Barry Magid & Robert Rosenbaum Wisdom Publications (October 18, 2016)

Mindfulness seems to be everywhere—but are we sure that's a good thing? Teachers Sallie Jiko Tisdale, Gil Fronsdal, Norman Fischer, and more explain how removing mindfulness from Buddhism may set a dangerous...

Buddhahood in This Life

by Malcolm Smith & Chokyi Nyima Wisdom Publications (December 06, 2016)

Discover a profound text that has influenced Tibetan teachers for generations. Buddhahood in This Life is a complete translation of the earliest Tibetan commentary on the Dzogchen secret instructions.


Beside Still Waters

by Linda Klepinger Keenan, Harold Kasimow, Keenan P. John & Jack Miles Wisdom Publications (May 10, 2016)

A compelling question for people of faith today is how to remain committed to one's own religious tradition while being open to the beauty and truth of other religions. For example, some fear that Buddhism is...

When I Find You Again, It Will Be in Mountains

by Mike O'Connor Wisdom Publications (December 01, 2015)

Chia Tao (779-843), an erstwhile Zen monk who became a poet during China's Tang dynasty, recorded the lives of the sages, masters, immortals, and hermits who helped establish the great spiritual tradition of...

The Door of Liberation

by Wangyal & Dalaï Lama Wisdom Publications (April 26, 2016)

This book contains seven fundamental Buddhist texts considered essential to Western students by Geshe Wangyal, who first brought Tibetan Buddhism to America. Ranging from early scriptural sources to meditation...

Awake at the Bedside

by Matt Weingast, Koshin Paley Ellison & Karmapa Wisdom Publications (May 24, 2016)

This book isn’t about dying. It’s about life and what life has to teach us. It’s about caring and what giving care really means. 

In Awake at the Bedside, pioneers of palliative and end-of-life care as...

The Lives and Liberation of Princess Mandarava

by Sangye Khandro, Chonam & Janet Gyatso Wisdom Publications (April 07, 2015)

This lucid translation of a rare Tibetan text makes available for the first time to Western readers the remarkable life story of Princess Madarava. As the principal consort of the eighth century Indian master...

Buddhism Between Tibet and China

by Matthew Kapstein Wisdom Publications (May 01, 2014)

Exploring the long history of cultural exchange between 'the Roof of the World' and 'the Middle Kingdom,' Buddhism Between Tibet and China features a collection of noteworthy essays that probe the nature of...

Engaged Buddhism in the West

by Christopher S. Queen Wisdom Publications (November 12, 2012)

Engaged Buddhism is founded on the belief that genuine spiritual practice requires an active involvement in society. Engaged Buddhism in the West illuminates the evolution of this new chapter in the Buddhist...

The Flight of the Garuda

by Keith Dowman Wisdom Publications (August 19, 2012)

Dzogchen, a tradition of the Nyingma school of Tibetan Buddhism, is considered by many to be an extremely powerful path to enlightenment. This ground-breaking book offers translations of four sacred texts of...

How Much is Enough?

by Richard K. Payne Wisdom Publications (March 10, 2010)

The massive outpouring of consumer products available today might alone lead one to ask "How much is enough?" But at the same time, if we allow ourselves to see the social, political, economic and environmental...

Essential Mind Training

by Thupten Jinpa Wisdom Publications (November 14, 2011)

Essential Mind Training is the first volume in the Tibetan Classics series, which aims to make available accessible paperback editions of key Tibetan Buddhist works drawn from Wisdom Publications' Library of...

The Arts of Contemplative Care

by Willa B Miller, Cheryl A Giles, Judith Simmer-Brown & Pat Enkyo O'Hara Wisdom Publications (November 24, 2012)

Powerful and life-affirming, this watershed volume brings together the voices of pioneers in the field of contemplative care--from hospice and hospitals to colleges, prisons, and the military. Illustrating the...

The Clouds Should Know Me By Now

by Burton Watson, J.P. Seaton, James Sanford & Paul Hansen et al. Wisdom Publications (June 10, 2005)

This unique collection presents the verse, much of it translated for the first time, of fourteen eminent Chinese Buddhist poet monks. Featuring the original Chinese as well as english translations and historical...

The Hidden Lamp

by Reigetsu Susan Moon, Zenshin Florence Caplow & Zoketsu Norman Fischer Wisdom Publications (October 21, 2013)

The Hidden Lamp is a collection of one hundred koans and stories of Buddhist women from the time of the Buddha to the present day. This revolutionary book brings together many teaching stories that were hidden...

Mahamudra and Related Instructions

by Peter Alan Roberts & Thrangu Wisdom Publications (May 10, 2010)

The Kagyu school of Tibetan Buddhism began in the eleventh century with such renowned figures as Marpa and Milarepa, and its seminal meditative traditions are Mahamudra and the six Dharmas of Naropa. Mahamudra...

The Wisdom of Listening

by Mark Brady Wisdom Publications (June 10, 2005)

The benefits of practicing true listening are very real. Through refining our listening skills, we not only understand just what to say; we also understand when not to say anything at all. We become more open,...

The Art of Just Sitting

by John Daido Loori & Taigen Dan Leighton Wisdom Publications (June 10, 2005)

Shikantaza--or "just sitting"--is one of the simplest, most subtle forms of meditation, and one of the most easily misunderstood. This peerless volume brings together a wealth of writings, from the Buddha himself...

The Lotus Sutra

by Gene Reeves Wisdom Publications (April 14, 2014)

The Lotus Sutra is regarded as one of the world's great religious scriptures and most influential texts. It's a seminal work in the development of Buddhism throughout East Asia and, by extension, in the development...

The Numerical Discourses of the Buddha

by Bodhi Wisdom Publications (November 13, 2012)

Like the River Ganges flowing down from the Himalayas, the entire Buddhist tradition flows down to us from the teachings and deeds of the historical Buddha, who lived and taught in India during the fifth century...

The Connected Discourses of the Buddha

by Bodhi Wisdom Publications (June 10, 2005)

This volume offers a complete translation of the Samyutta Nikaya, The Connected Discourses of the Buddha, the third of the four great collections in the Sutta Pitaka of the Pali Canon. The Samyutta Nikaya consists...

The Middle Length Discourses of the Buddha

by Nanamoli & Bodhi Wisdom Publications (June 10, 2005)

This book offers a complete translation of the Majjhima Nikaya, or Middle Length Discourses of the Buddha, one of the major collections of texts in the Pali Canon, the authorized scriptures of Theravada Buddhism....