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Tibetan Book of the Dead - First Complete English Translation
Tibetan Book of the Dead - First Complete English Translation
Our Price: 14.99

Author: Gyurme Dorje and Edited by Graham Coleman with Thubten Jinpa

This is the first ever complete and unabridged translation of the Bardo Thodrol, popularly known as the Tibetan Book of the Dead. Created in close co-operation with a remarkable range of contemporary Tibetan masters, including guidance from Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche, Zenkar Rinpoche and Garje Khamtrul Rinpoche, this new translation represents a major step in the understanding of the Tibetan Buddhist vision of our journey through life and death.
What makes you NOT a Buddhist
Our Price: 12.99

New paperback edition. Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche is one of the most innovative and creative young Tibetan Lamas teaching today. The film director of critically acclaimed movies The Cup and Travellers and Magicians, this provocative teacher is widely known and admired in the West.

Moving away from conventional presentations of Buddhist teachings, Rinpoche challenges readers to make sure they know what they're talking about before they claim to be a Buddhist. With wit and irony, he urges us to move beyond the superficial trappings of Buddhism - beyond a romance with beads, incense, and exotic people in robes - straight to the heart of what the Buddha taught. He throws down the gauntlet to the Buddhist world, challenging common misconceptions, stereotypes, and fantasies. In essence, this book explains what a Buddhist really is.
Awakening the Sleeping Buddha
Our Price: 18.99

The most basic, clear principles of Tibetan Buddhism are here lucidly presented by a renowned modern teacher and monk. Tai Situpa illuminates Buddhist teachings in commonsense terms, using down-to-earth examples - making this a perfect handbook for beginners as well as an excellent companion for long-time students. This excellent text includes a glossary of terms.

paperback; 175 pages.
Taming the Tiger
Our Price: 9.99

An excellent book for those new to Buddhism or for anybody wanting to calm their minds. With wit and wisdom, meditation master, Akong Tulku Rinpoche teaches us how to confront and harness the energies of the 'wild tiger' of our minds which otherwise can cause so much suffering to ourselves and others. In the first half of the book, the author explains in clear terms the Buddhist principles as they may be applied to everyday life. The second part consists of a sequence of meditational exercises which can provide a basis for self-knowledge and self-healing which will continue to serve throughout one's life. This programme of training has been developed with Westerners at the Kagyu Samye Ling teaching monastery in Scotland (co-founded by the author), and has subsequently been used in Tibetan Buddhist centres throughout Europe and America.

paperback; 198 pages
Women of Wisdom by Tsultrim Allione
Our Price: 14.99

Biographies of six great Tibetan yoginis introduced with details from the author's own life and spiritual journey. These stories of great women who achieved enlightenment, overcoming cultural prejudices and a host of other problems that male practitioners do not encounter, offer insight and inspiration to everyone on the spiritual path.

The book details the life stories of Machig Lapdron (founder of the Chod practice), Ayu Khadro Dorje Paldron, Nangsa Obum, Jomo Memo, Machig Ongjo and Drenchen Rema. In this revised and expanded edition, Tsultrim Allione`s extensive autobiographical introduction (she was one of the first Western women to be ordained as a Tibetan Buddhist nun) speaks directly to the difficulties and triumphs of women in the West who pursue a spiritual life as she shares her own stories and experiences.

"One of the first and best books to bring out the riches of the feminine in Buddhism. Filled with inspired stories, Women of Wisdom is truly a classic." Jack Kornfield.
Feeding your Demons
Feeding your Demons by Tsultrim Allione
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Based on the Chod, or Cutting Through Ego Clinging, teachings of the Tibetan yogini Machig Lapdron, this book presents these ancient practices to the modern Western world - an accessible and effective approach for dealing with negative emotions, fears, illnesses, and self-defeating patterns. Allione, author of Women of Wisdom, explains that if we fight our demons they only grow stronger - but if we feed them, nurture them, we can free ourselves from the battle. Through the practice outlined in Feeding Your Demons, we can learn to overcome any obstacle and achieve freedom and inner peace.

"Feeding Your Demons offers an original and powerful approach to challenging the forces at work in the shadows of our psyche. Tsultrim Allione has done a masterful job of translating ancient - and fascinating - methods to heal modern emotional troubles." Daniel Goleman.

"A bold, beautiful, and original work, a book that Carl Jung could only have dreamed of writing. Tsultrim Allione shares the accumulated fruits of her own deep understanding in a completely accessible way, taking the most profound insights and rendering them simply and straightforwardly without compromising them. This is an extraordinary accomplishment, a gift to all who read it." Mark Epstein.

"Tsultrim Allione shows us what life could look like if we were not struggling, not hating ourselves for our problems and frailties, but rather were relating to these challenges with awareness and compassion. She illuminates a clear and practical guide to transformation." Sharon Salzberg.

"Offers us a powerful and transformative practice…one that can heal the deepest wounds and reveal profound spiritual truths. What is so striking is how, through her own tremendous clarity and heart, Allione brings this practice alive and renders it truly accessible." Tara Brach.
The Snow Lion's Turquoise Mane

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Wisdom Tales from Tibet by Lama Surya Das.

This book brings together over 150 authentic Buddhist teaching tales - most never before translated into English. These captivating stories, legends and yarns have been passed orally from teacher to student. They capture the vibrant wisdom of an ancient and still living oral tradition. Magical, whimsical, witty and ribald, this remarkable book unfolds a luminous vision of a universe where basic goodness, harmony and hope prevail.

Paperback; 255 pages.
TRAINING THE MIND and Cultivating Loving Kindness
Our Price: 10.99

Trungpa Rinpoche has been pivotal in bringing Buddhism to the West. He cofounded the first Tibetan Buddhist Centre in the West - the Kaygu Samye Ling Centre - and has written many books. His teachings have allowed people from Western cultures to see the relevance and applicability of Buddhism to their circumstances. This book is particularly crisp and refreshing: Trungpa Rinpoche presents us with a set of principles and practices which help us overcome the tyranny of ego and allow us to develop compassion and intelligence in dealing with everyday situations. A gem of a book.

paperback; 250 pages.
The Encyclopedia of Tibetan Symbols and Motifs.
Our Price: 65.00

Hardback (Subject to availability)

Robert Beer is a British artist who has studied and practiced Tibetan thangka painting for 30 years. This book on the sacred art of Tibet is the result of a lifetime's research and reflection on the inner and often hidden meanings and origins encapsulated in this complex iconographical tradition. The book contains several thousand individual drawings that illustrate the many variations in style, lineages and individual expression in Tibetan sacred art. The authoritative text interweaves the origins, meanings and functions of these symbols within the Buddhist tradition.

A most excellent reference book for all those interested in Tibetan Buddhist art and symbolism.
Hardback; 372 pages
The Buddhist Handbook

currently unavailable!

John Snelling.

If there is one book to read to gain a good understanding of the core Buddhist beliefs, this is it. Writing in a simple and clear style, the author presents essential information on the main teachings of Buddhism and the practice of meditation. He also provides an outline of Buddhist literature and the different schools of Buddhism including theravadan and mahayanan traditions, tibetan, zen, pureland, nichiren and others. As well as this, there is an account of the spread of Buddhism to the West, a 'Whos Who' amongst contemporary teachers, writers and practitioners, a list of useful addresses and recommended further reading.

Paperback; 373 pages.
The Shambhala Dictionary of Buddhism and Zen

With over 1500 entries and 46 illustrations, this volume is the most complete compact reference work of its kind in the English Language. It is designed not only for students and practitioners but also as a tool to help familiarise all readers with Buddhist terms and concepts. The lives and teachings of important philosophers and meditation masters, the variety of practices, the basic texts and scriptures, and the range of sects and schools of thought are amongst the subjects covered. Pronounciation tables, a comprehensive bibliography and a Ch'an/Zen lineage chart are also provided.

Paperback; 280 pages.
Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind
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This book presents a series of informal talks given by Zen master Shunryu Suzuki. The book is about how to practice Zen Buddhism as a workable discipline and religion. It takes us from the philisophy of non-duality, emptiness and enlightenment through to the practical issues of posture, breathing, basic and attitudes to meditation. The teachings are filled with joy and simplicity yet with each reading a more profound truth emerges. Readers totally new to meditation may find some of the Master's statements about meditation strange; statements which carry very much more meaning for those with experience of the medidative state. Shunryu Suzuki was a direct spiritual descendant of the great thirteenth century Zen master Dogen. Already a deeply respected Zen master in Japan, Suzuki-roshi travelled to America and established the first Zen training monastery outside Asia.

paperback; 138 pages.
Buddhism for Beginners

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by Thubten Chodron

This excellent book is written in question-and-answer format. The author addresses fundamental questions and issues about applying Buddhism in everyday life in Western Society. Questions include: What is the goal of the Buddhist path? What is the difference between compassion and pity? What are the benefits of meditation? What is karma and how does it work? How can we deal with fear? Wouldn't life be boring without attachment? Are Buddhists concerned with the environment? What does the Buddha say about romantic love and marriage? What is the difference between a prayer and a mantra? In her straightforward answers to these and other questions, the author shows us how Buddhists' beliefs and practices can help them live a more peaceful, mindful and satisfying life.

Thubten Chodron is an American born Tibetan Buddhist nun. She studied and practised Buddhism in India and Nepal since 1975; now based in the USA, she travels worldwide, teaches and leads meditation retreats paperback; 160 pages.
BUDDHA'S LITTLE INSTRUCTION BOOK
Our Price: 6.99

by Jack Kornfield

In this lovely little book, the author has distilled and adapted key messages from the Buddhist literature into short verses which explore the themes of individual awareness and kindness, wise relationships, and the interconnectedness of all beings eg. "If your compassion does not include yourself, it is incomplete"; "When asked, 'Are you a god or a man?' the Buddha replied, 'I am awake'".

The book also includes six meditations to quiet the mind and open the heart in the midst of everyday life.

Jack Kornfield was trained as a Buddhist monk in Thailand, Burma and India. He is now a well-respected Buddhist teacher and psychologist.

Paperback; 151 pages.
Peace is Every Step
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In the rush of modern life, we tend to lose touch with the peace that is available in each moment. World-renowned Zen master, peace activist and author Thich Nhat Hanh shows us how to make positive use of the very situations that usually pressure and antagonise us. For him, a ringing telephone can be a signal to call us back to our true selves. Dirty dishes, red lights and traffic jams are spiritual friends on the path to 'mindfulness' - the process of keeping our consciousness alive to our present experience and reality. The most profound satisfactions, the deepest feelings of joy and completeness lie as close at hand as our next aware breath and the smile we can form right now.

This is a lucid and beautifully written book offering commentaries and meditations , personal anecdotes and stories to show how deep meditative presence is available to us now.

paperback; 134 pages.
The Tibetan Yogas of Dream and Sleep
The Tibetan Yogas of Dream and Sleep
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by Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche

"Look to your experience in dreams to know how you will fare in death. Look to your experience of sleep to discover whether or not you are truly awake." - Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche

Detailed instructions for dream yoga, including foundational practices done during the day, and the more advanced practice of sleep yoga. Since we spend nearly a third of our lives asleep, the focus on sleep and dream practice becomes of utmost important for those practitioners that want to make the best of the time they have.
Dhammapada
Dhammapada
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Translated by Valerie J. Roebuck

[paperback]

One of the best-known and best-loved works of Buddhist literature, the "Dhammapada" forms part of the oldest surviving body of Buddhist writings, and is traditionally regarded as the authentic teachings of the Buddha himself, spoken by him in his lifetime, and memorized and handed on by his followers after his death. A collection of simple verses gathered in themes such as 'awareness', 'fools' and 'old age', the "Dhammapada" is accessible, instructional and mind-clearing, with lessons in each verse to give ethical advice and to remind the listener of the transience of life.
The Wheel of Great Compassion
The Wheel of Great Compassion
Our Price: 24.50

An extremely useful and inspiring publication, the Wheel of Great Compassion is the first book to provide Western readers with a complete understanding of the prayer wheel. The use of the Mani Korlo is an ancient and powerful practice that has long been popular with Buddhists throughout Tibet and Mongolia. The prayer wheel is recognised as a very skillful means to bless the environment, promote healing, increase compassion, and assist practitioners on their journeys to enlightenment.

This book offers a clear description of prayer wheel practice, its meaning and benefits, and its role as an essential ritual and symbol of Tibetan Buddhism. It contains a general introduction to the prayer wheel, photographs and illustrations, six commentaries by Tibetan lamas (including Lama Zopa Rinpoche), and instructions for both prayer wheel construction and proper use. This is a must for anyone seriously interested in enhancing their dharma practice.

paperback; 168 pages
When Things Fall Apart - Heart Advice for Difficult Times
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by Pema Chodron.

Drawn from traditional Buddhist wisdom, Pema Chodron's radical and compassionate advice for what to do when things fall apart in our lives goes against the grain of our usual habits and expectations. She teaches that there is only one approach to suffering that is of lasting benefit: moving toward painful situations with friendliness and curiosity, relaxing into the essential groundlessness of our entire situation. It is there, in the midst of chaos, that we can discover the truth and love that are indestructible.

Pema Chodron is an American Buddhist nun; she is a teacher at Gampo Abbey, the first Tibetan monastery in North America established for Westerners.

Paperback; 208 pages.
What the Buddha Taught
Our Price: 14.99

by The Venerable Dr Walpola Sri Rahula.

In this somewhat more challenging book, the author draws richly on extracts from ancient texts to provide clear and direct explanations of Buddhism's essential teachings. These include: The buddhist attitude of mind; The Four Noble Truths; The noble Eightfold Path; Meditations and mental development; What the Buddha taught and the world today.

The book also includes a very useful glossary of Buddhist terms. Dr Walpola Sri Rahula was a Buddhist monk and scholar. He received a traditional training and education in his native Sri Lanka before studying at the University of Calcutta and Sorbonne. He is widely regarded as one of the most qualified and enlightened scholars of the Buddhist tradition with a deep knowledge of original texts.

"By far the best introduction to Buddhism available" - Prof R.F. Gombrich, Boden Professor of Sanskrit , University of Oxford.
A Guide to the Buddhas (Meeting the Buddhas)
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by Vessantara. T

This book provides an authoritative and detailed guide to buddhas, bodhisattvas and tantric deities and helps us find a correct understanding of visualisation. An informative guide for those new to Buddhism and a detailed and inspiring reference for the more experienced

paperback; 192 pages
Handbook of Tibetan Buddhist Symbols
Handbook of Tibetan Buddhist Symbols (paperback)
Our Price: 21.00

Robert Beer is a British artist who has studied and practiced Tibetan thangka painting for more than 30 years. This book on the sacred art of Tibet is the result of a lifetime's research and reflection on the inner and often hidden meanings and origins encapsulated in this complex iconographical tradition. The book contains several thousand individual drawings that illustrate the many variations in style, lineages and individual expression in Tibetan sacred art.

The authoritative text interweaves the origins, meanings and functions of these symbols within the Buddhist tradition. A most excellent reference book for all those interested in Tibetan Buddhist art and symbolism. Based on the author's previous publication "The Encyclopedia of Tibetan Symbols and Motifs", this handbook contains an array of symbols and motifs, accompanied by succinct explanations. It provides treatment of the essential Tibetan religious figures, themes and motifs, both secular and religious.

256 pages.