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Himalayan Passages

by Andrew Quintman & Benjamin Bogin Wisdom Publications (August 12, 2014)

Explore new research on the religious and cultural traditions of the Himalayan Buddhist world.

Over decades, hundreds of American undergraduates spending a semester abroad have been introduced to Tibetan culture...


Like a Yeti Catching Marmots

by Pema Tsewang & Josh Bartok Wisdom Publications (January 10, 2012)

The Yeti, or Dremo in Tibetan, is a dim-witted mythical beast said to feed only on marmots. It sees a marmot, grabs the hapless creature, and then sits on it - saving the delicious morsel for later. And then...


The Book of Mu

by Melissa Myozen Blacker, James Ishmael Ford & John Tarrant Wisdom Publications (March 17, 2011)

The word "mu" is one ancient Zen teacher's response to the earnest question of whether even a dog has "buddha nature". Discovering for ourselves the meaning of the master's response is the urgent work of each...


The Great Awakening

by David R. Loy Wisdom Publications (October 01, 1997)

The most essential insight that Buddhism offers is that all our individual suffering arises from three and only three sources, known in Buddhism as the three poisons: greed, ill-will, and delusion. In The Great...


Wisdom of the Kadam Masters

by Thupten Jinpa Wisdom Publications (January 21, 2013)

Wisdom of the Kadam Masters is the second volume in the Tibetan Classics series, which aims to make available accessible paperback editions of key Tibetan Buddhist works drawn from Wisdom Publications' Library...


A Lamp to Illuminate the Five Stages

by Je Tsongkhapa, Gavin Kilty & Thupten Jinpa Wisdom Publications (November 19, 2012)

Tsongkhapa's A Lamp to Illuminate the Five Stages (1419) is a comprehensive presentation of the highest yoga class of Buddhist tantra, especially the key practices - the so-called five stages (pancakrama) -...


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....


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 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 Buddhist Philosophy of the Middle

by David Seyfort Ruegg & Tom J. F. Tillemans Wisdom Publications (April 10, 2010)

Madhyamaka, the "philosophy of the middle," systematized the Buddha's fundamental teaching on no-self with its profound non-essentialist reading of reality. Founded in India by Nagarjuna in about the second...


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...


Drinking the Mountain Stream

by Jetsun Milarepa, Amy Soderberg, Kunga & Brian Cutillo Wisdom Publications (February 08, 2013)

Jetsun Milarepa, Tibet's renowned and beloved saint, is known for his penetrating insights, wry sense of humor, and ability to render any lesson into spontaneous song. His songs and poems exhibit the bold, inspirational...


Dear Lama Zopa

by Thubten Zopa, Diana Finnegan, Robina Courtin & Michelle Bernard Wisdom Publications (September 23, 2013)

Unconventional wisdom, affirmation, and advice from one of Tibetan Buddhism's most influential living teachers.

Lama Zopa Rinpoche is a master at explaining Buddhism's radical but effective methods for transforming...


Psychoanalysis and Buddhism

by Jeremy D. Safran Wisdom Publications (May 18, 2012)

"What a wonderful book! Jeremy Safran has assembled an absolutely stellar group of writers and has himself contributed an illuminating introduction. The essays are riveting and the book is the rare edited collection...


Pure Heart, Enlightened Mind

by Maura O'Halloran, Beth O'Halloran & Ruth O'Halloran Wisdom Publications (February 08, 2013)

One of the most beloved Buddhist books of all time-having inspired popular musicians, artists, a documentary film, and countless readers-is now in an expanded, new edition, loaded with extras. Absolutely absorbing...


On Zen Practice

by Bernie Glassman, Taizan Maezumi, John Daishin Buksbazen & Wendy Egyoku Nakao et al. Wisdom Publications (November 24, 2012)

This updated landmark volume makes available for the first time in decades the teachings that were formative to a whole generation of American Zen teachers and students. Conceived as an overarching primer on...


Mud and Water

by Bassui Tokusho & Arthur Braverman Wisdom Publications (February 08, 2013)

The fourteenth-century Zen master Bassui was recognized as one of the most important Zen teachers of his time. Accessible and eloquent, these teachings cut to the heart of the great matter of Zen, pointing directly...


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...


Zen Questions

by Taigen Dan Leighton Wisdom Publications (November 07, 2011)

Whether speaking of student or master, Zen hinges on the question. Zen practice does not necessarily focus on the answers, but on finding a space in which we may sustain uncertainty and remain present and upright...


A Classical Tibetan Reader

by Yael Bentor Wisdom Publications (November 18, 2014)

A Classical Tibetan Reader answers a long-standing need for well chosen readings to accompany courses in classical Tibetan language. Professor Bentor has built her Tibetan reader out of time-tested selections...


In the Buddha's Words

by Bodhi & Dalaï Lama Wisdom Publications (August 10, 2005)

This landmark collection is the definitive introduction to the Buddha's teachings - in his own words. The American scholar-monk Bhikkhu Bodhi, whose voluminous translations have won widespread acclaim, here...


Twenty-First-Century Buddhists in Conversation

by Melvin McLeod Wisdom Publications (March 10, 2015)

Leading voices of Buddhism discuss issues and ideas important to Buddhists in the twenty-first century.

Twenty-First-Century Buddhists collects the very best of the round-table discussions recorded in the pages...