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Geshe Kelsang Gyatso's books are acclaimed for their unparalleled clarity and practicality; perfectly conveying the essence of Buddha's instructions. His 23 inspirational books offer practical methods for learning and developing meditation practices and are especially suited for modern day people with busy lives.

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  1. The Bodhisattva Vow
    Guidelines on how to live a more compassionate way of life by becoming a Bodhisattva, which leads to ultimate happiness for ourselves and others. Learn More
  2. The Mirror of Dharma with Additions New
    The Mirror of Dharma With Additions

    This book, 'The Mirror of Dharma' - Dharma means the teachings of enlightened beings - gives practical advice on how we can solve our daily problems of uncontrolled desire, anger and ignorance, and how to make our human life meaningful.

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  3. The New Eight Steps to Happiness
    Based on the famous Eight Verses of Training the Mind by the great Bodhisattva, Langri Tangpa, this inspiring book reveals essential methods for transforming all life's difficulties into valuable spiritual insights and for developing universal love and compassion, the source of true happiness for both self and others. Learn More
  4. The New Guide to Dakini Land

    This comprehensive guide provides a detailed and practical explanation of the two stages of Vajrayogini practice - generation stage and completion stage - and shows how we can integrate these practices into our daily life, thereby transforming every moment of our life into the path to enlightenment. It is a unique guide to becoming a Tantric enlightened being in the modern world.

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  5. The New Heart of Wisdom
    By revealing the profound meaning of the very heart of Buddha’s teachings – the Perfection of Wisdom Sutras – this book shows how we can attain pure, lasting happiness through developing special wisdom and universal compassion. Learn More
  6. The New Meditation Handbook
    An explanation of twenty-one essential Buddhist meditations that guide us step-by-step towards enlightenment. Learn More
  7. The Oral Instructions of Mahamudra - English (2nd Ed)
    Tharpa Publications is delighted to announce The Oral Instructions of Mahamudra Second Edition. In this special edition, Venerable Geshe-la has made numerous revisions and clarifications to guide the reader ever more confidently through the profound and world-transforming practice of Mahamudra – the very essence of Buddha’s teachings of Sutra and Tantra. This precious book reveals the uncommon practice of Tantric Mahamudra of the Ganden Oral Lineage, which the author received directly from his Spiritual Guide, Vajradhara Trijang Rinpoche. It explains clearly and concisely the entire spiritual path from the initial preliminary practices to the final completion stages of Highest Yoga Tantra that enable us to attain full enlightenment in this life. Check out the product description below for more details on this new edition. Learn More
  8. The Oral Instructions of Mahamudra - Tibetan Ed.

    This precious text, The Oral Instructions of the Mahamudra, written by Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche in Tibetan, is based on the root text of Mahamudra called The Main Path to the Attainment of Conqueror Buddha written by the First Panchen Lama, who is a manifestation of Buddha Amitabha. We hope that we will soon be able to translate it into English and many other languages.

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  9. The Story of Angulimala - Reading Level 1
    A beautifully illustrated story of hope and personal transformation from the life of Buddha that addresses many of the issues confronting both children and adults today. Click here to view all books for children. Learn More
  10. The Story of Buddha - Reading Level 2
    The story of Buddha’s life is timeless and is as relevant today as it was 2500 years ago when Buddha was alive. Few can fail to be inspired by this powerful story. Click here to view all books for children. Learn More
  11. Universal Compassion
    Practical instructions showing how to transform even the most difficult daily life experiences into opportunities for spiritual growth through developing and enhancing minds of universal love and compassion. Learn More
  12. What is Buddhism? - Reading Level 3
    This book introduces the mind, as distinct from the brain, and invites the reader to explore and develop their mind using scientific methods taught by Buddha. Click here to view all books for children. Learn More
  13. What is Meditation? - Reading Level 4
    This book explains a simple breathing meditation suitable for all ages and briefly introduces more advanced forms of meditation. Click here to view all books for children. Learn More
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