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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...


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...


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...


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...

A Bird in Flight Leaves No Trace

by Seon Master Subul Wisdom Publications (April 30, 2019)

Penetrate the nature of mind with this contemporary Korean take on a classic of Zen literature.

The message of the Tang-dynasty Zen text in this volume seems simple: to gain enlightenment, stop thinking there...


by David Loy Wisdom Publications (January 29, 2019)

How can we respond urgently and effectively to the ecological crisis—and stay sane doing it?

This landmark work is simultaneously a manifesto, a blueprint, a call to action, and a deep comfort for troubling...

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...

The Magnanimous Heart

by Narayan Helen Liebenson Wisdom Publications (January 22, 2019)

In her long-awaited debut, a beloved master teacher shows us how to move from the “constant squeeze” of suffering to a direct experience of enoughness.

The magnanimous heart is a heart of balance and buoyancy,...

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...

Crushing the Categories (Vaidalyaprakarana)

by Nagarjuna & Jan Westerhoff Wisdom Publications (September 25, 2018)

A rare glimpse of the sophisticated philosophical exchange between Buddhist and non-Buddhist schools at an early stage.

The Vaidalyaprakarana provides a rare glimpse of the sophisticated philosophical exchange...

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...

Aging for Beginners

by Ezra Bayda & Elizabeth Hamilton Wisdom Publications (November 20, 2018)

We all grow old. This book teaches us how to take advantage of a new phase of life: a phase of renewal and inner exploration.

We’re all beginners when it comes to aging. And although the fact that we are in...

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...

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 Magical Play of Illusion

by Trijang Rinpoche, Sharpa Tulku Tenzin Trinley & Dalaï Lama Wisdom Publications (October 02, 2018)

The Dalai Lama’s teacher's autobiography offers glimpses into the young Dalai Lama's spiritual upbringing and his escape from Tibet.

Trijang Rinpoche was born to an aristocratic Tibetan family in 1901 and quickly...

An  Illustrated History of the Mandala

by Kimiaki Tanaka Wisdom Publications (December 04, 2018)

Everyone’s heard of mandalas; now we have a uniquely rich history and explanation of their history and meaning.

This book is a history of the genesis and development of the mandala from the fifth and sixth...

How to Be Sick (Second Edition)

by Toni Bernhard Wisdom Publications (September 25, 2018)

A brand-new edition of the best-selling classic with added and updated practices.

In 2001, Toni Bernhard got sick and, to her and her partner’s bewilderment, stayed that way. As they faced the confusion,...

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...


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,...

Lack & Transcendence

by David R. Loy Wisdom Publications (November 13, 2018)

Loy draws from giants of psychotherapy and existentialism, from Nietzsche to Kierkegaard to Sartre, to explore the fundamental issues of life, death, and what motivates us.

Whatever the differences in their...

Introduction to Zen Koans

by James Ishmael Ford & Joan Halifax Wisdom Publications (June 05, 2018)

An indispensible guide to koans, teaching the reader about the importance of lineage, the practice of “just sitting,” and koan practice as paths to awakening.

This marvelous book opens the treasure house...

Samatha, Jhana, and Vipassana

by Hyun-Soo Jeon, HaNul Jun & Sayadaw Revata Wisdom Publications (August 21, 2018)

A clear and comprehensive handbook to a revered path of meditation.

This step-by-step meditator’s guide walks the reader through practices that can hold the key to unlocking new levels of concentration and...

The Mountains and Waters Sutra

by Shohaku Okumura, Shodo Spring, Carl Bielefeldt & Gary Snyder et al. Wisdom Publications (May 28, 2018)

An indispensable map of a classic Zen text.

“Mountains and waters are the expression of old buddhas.”

So begins “Sansuikyo,” or “Mountains and Waters Sutra,” a masterpiece of poetry and insight from...

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...

Zen and the Gospel of Thomas

by Joanne P. Miller Wisdom Publications (August 14, 2018)

Zen and the Gospel of Thomas illuminates sacred, mysterious wisdom from two traditions, revealing how these profound teachings apply to our everyday life and spiritual practice.

Imagine that the Buddha asked...

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...

Relational Mindfulness

by Deborah Eden Tull Wisdom Publications (May 22, 2018)

A guidebook on how to embody compassionate awareness in all of our relationships —with self, one another, our planet, in an age of global uncertainty.

We all struggle at times with how to bring meditation off...

Zen Vows for Daily Life

by Robert Aitken & Thich Nhat Hanh Wisdom Publications (August 28, 2018)

A poetic classic from a major figure of American Zen.

Zen Vows for Daily Life is a collection of gathas, vows in verse form for daily practice, similar to prayers or affirmations for use at home, at work, and...

The Four Noble Truths

by Lama Zopa Rinpoche Wisdom Publications (July 24, 2018)

The Buddha’s profound teachings on the four noble truths are illuminated by a Tibetan master simply and directly, so that readers gain an immediate and personal understanding of the causes and conditions that...

Mipham's Sword of Wisdom

by Khenchen Palden Sherab Wisdom Publications (June 26, 2018)

Presents the Nyingma-lineage understanding of valid cognition in Buddhism. Its core subject is the Buddhist view of the two truths—the relative truth of conventional appearances and the absolute truth of emptiness...

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,...

A Fool's Guide To Actual Happiness

by Mark Van Buren Wisdom Publications (July 17, 2018)

If this guy can find actual happiness, so can you—and you’ll have fun along the way. A refreshing new voice—without pretense, and with a real gift for clear expression.

Let's face it: we all have a motivating...

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 Crow Flies Backwards and Other New Zen Koans

by Ross Bolleter Wisdom Publications (July 03, 2018)

Discover how the mysterious, powerful form of the koan—known for bringing about sudden enlightenment—can disrupt and illuminate your everyday understanding of life.

Traditionally, Zen koans—the teaching...


by Zenju Earthlyn Manuel Wisdom Publications (April 03, 2018)

A singular work of poetic prose exploring otherness and belonging—and what it means to be truly at home.

Sanctuary: A Meditation on Home, Homelessness, and Belonging examines the interface between inner and...

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...


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...

Zen Odyssey: The Story of Sokei-an, Ruth Fuller Sasaki, and the Birth of Zen in

by Steven Zahavi Schwartz, Janica Anderson, Joan Watts & Sean Murphy Wisdom Publications (January 19, 2018)

Explore two lives—and a relationship—that profoundly shaped American Zen.

Ruth Fuller Sasaki and Sokei-an Shigetsu Sasaki: two pioneers of Zen in the West. Ruth was an American with a privileged life, even...