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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 Jampalyang & 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...


Ecodharma

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...


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...


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,...


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...


Sanctuary

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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


I Wanna Be Well

by Miguel Chen & Rod Meade Sperry Wisdom Publications (February 20, 2018)

A punk rocker’s guide to grow, learn, and appreciate the present moment—in short, to live a life that doesn’t totally suck.

All Miguel Chen ever wanted was to be happy. Just like everyone else.

But—also...


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...


The Crystal Mirror of Philosophical Systems

by Thuken Losang Chokyi Nyima, Lhundub Sopa & Roger R. Jackson Wisdom Publications (June 06, 2017)

The Crystal Mirror of Philosophical Systems, by Thuken Losang Chokyi Nyima (1737-1802), is arguably the widest-ranging account of religious philosophies ever written in pre-modern Tibet. Like most Tibetan texts...