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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.

These books are available in multiple formats.

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  1. Meditations for a Kind Heart New
    Meditations for a Kind Heart (2nd Ed) - AUDIO GUIDED MEDITATIONS
    Three simple guided meditations that can be practised by anyone. With regular practice, these meditations help to develop greater peace of mind and happiness, and to improve our relationships with others through learning to cherish others. Background information and guidance is provided in the accompanying 18-page meditation guide booklet. Learn More
  2. Meditations for a Clear Mind New
    Meditations for a Clear Mind (2nd Ed)- AUDIO GUIDED MEDITATIONS
    "Three simple audio guided meditations that can be practised by anyone. Based on the illuminating books of Geshe Kelsang Gyatso and guided by a qualified meditator, they are designed to lead to an experience of inner peace and mental clarity. Additional tracks include practical advice on Getting started with meditation and Maintaining the life of your meditation practice. Additional advice is also provided in the accompanying 18-page meditation guide booklet. Learn More
  3. Meditations for Relaxation New
    Meditations for Relaxation (2nd Ed) - AUDIO GUIDED MEDITATIONS
    Three simple guided meditations that can be practised by anyone. With regular practice, these meditations help to relax both body and mind and lead to a deep experience of inner peace. Background information and guidance is provided in the accompanying 18-page meditation guide. Learn More
  4. The Oral Instructions of Mahamudra - English (2nd Ed) - Audio
    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
  5. How to Transform Your Life
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    A practical manual for daily life that shows how we can develop and maintain inner peace, how we can reduce and stop our experience of problems, and how we can bring about positive changes in our lives that will enable us to experience deep and lasting happiness. This is a significantly revised edition of one of Venerable Geshe Kelsang's most popular and accessible books. Learn More
  6. 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
  7. 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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  8. Redeem Your Living Meditation Download Card New
    Redeem Your Living Meditation Download Card
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  9. Redeem Your Prayer eBundle Download Card New
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  12. How to Transform Your Life - AUDIOBOOK
    A practical manual for daily life that shows how we can develop and maintain inner peace, how we can reduce and stop our experience of problems, and how we can bring about positive changes in our lives that will enable us to experience deep and lasting happiness. This is a significantly revised edition of one of Venerable Geshe Kelsang's most popular and accessible books. Learn More
  13. Great Treasury of Merit (2nd Ed) - paperback - front cover New
    Great Treasury of Merit (2nd Ed)
    Clear instructions on how to rely correctly upon a Spiritual Guide, the foundation for all spiritual attainments. Learn More
  14. The New Eight Steps to Happiness

    This book is the latest version of Geshe Kelsang Gyatso's best selling book, 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.

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  15. Eight Steps to Happiness - AUDIOBOOK
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    This inspiring book reveals essential methods for developing universal love and compassion, the source of true happiness for both self and others.

    This audiobook is the previous edition of the book. The latest edition, entitled The New Eight Steps to Happiness, is available in paperback, eBook and Download Card formats.

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  16. Introduction to Buddhism
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    A clear and inspiring explanation of key Buddhist principles. Learn More
  17. How to Solve Our Human Problems
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    A scientific exploration of the causes and solutions to our daily problems and difficulties, using Buddha’s teachings to change our world by changing our mind. Learn More
  18. Clear Light of Bliss (3rd Edition)
    An in-depth exploration of profound Tantric methods for generating a deeply peaceful mind by harnessing our body’s subtle energies. Learn More
  19. 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
  20. 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.

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  21. The New Meditation Handbook
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    An explanation of twenty-one essential Buddhist meditations that guide us step-by-step towards enlightenment. NEW audiobook download now available. Learn More
  22. Living Meaningfully, Dying Joyfully
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    Inspiring guidelines for helping us to live a happy and meaningful life, come to terms with our own death in a positive way and help others who are dying. Learn More
  23. How to Understand the Mind
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    This book offers us deep insight into our mind, and shows how an understanding of its nature and functions can be used practically in every day experience to improve our lives.

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  24. Ocean of Nectar

    Ocean of Nectar by Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche is the first complete explanation in English of the precious Mahayana scripture Chandrakirti’s Guide to the Middle Way, which is regarded as the principal presentation of Buddha’s profound view of emptiness.

    Guide to the Middle Way, the root text of Ocean of Nectar, was translated into English under the compassionate guidance of Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche. These precious verses are included in the back of Ocean of Nectar. Reading this profound text and listening to the verses by Chandrakirti can bring joyful and uplifting insight into the true nature of all things.

    NEW - TWO AUDIO MP3 DOWNLOADS - Guide to the Middle Way and The Condensed Meaning of Ocean of Nectar

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  25. Ocean of Nectar

    The first complete commentary in English to the great Buddhist classic Guide to the Middle Way that provides a comprehensive presentation of Buddha's profound view of emptiness, the true nature of all things.

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  26. Heart Jewel
    An explanation of how to overcome obstacles and difficulties on the spiritual path by developing compassion, wisdom and spiritual strength. Learn More
  27. Meaningful to Behold

    Meaningful to Behold is a highly acclaimed commentary to the great Indian Buddhist Master Shantideva’s famous spiritual poem Guide to the Bodhisattva’s Way of Life, one of the best loved and most important Mahayana Buddhist texts. It reveals with poetic beauty and deep spiritual insight how to enter, make progress on, and complete the Buddhist path to enlightenment.

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  28. Guide to the Bodhisattva's Way of Life
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    Guide to the Bodhisattva's way of Life is a famous and universally loved poem for daily living that has inspired many generations of Buddhists and non-Buddhists. It reveals with poetic beauty and deep spiritual insight how to enter, make progress on, and complete the Buddhist path to enlightenment. This 2018 edition includes new cover artwork. Learn More
  29. Mahamudra Tantra
    A clear and simple manual for practising Mahamudra Tantra – the quick and profound method for uncovering the deepest levels of peace and happiness within our own mind. Learn More
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