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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. 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
  2. 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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  3. Joyful Path of Good Fortune
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    A clear and comprehensive explanation of the entire path to enlightenment. Learn More
  4. The Mirror of Dharma with Additions

    This book, 'The Mirror of Dharma With Additions' — 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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  5. The New Heart of Wisdom
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    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. Modern Buddhism
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    Modern Buddhism is perfectly suited for inspiring those seeking solutions within Buddhism to problems of everyday life, as well as for encouraging practitioners of all faiths to deepen their understanding and practice of the spiritual path.

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    At the request of the author, the eBook edition of Modern Buddhism is available freely. Add it to your cart and check out for free.

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  7. Tantric Grounds and Paths
    A definitive manual for completing the spiritual path through the practice of Highest Yoga Tantra. Actual Tantra, also known as 'Secret Mantra' or 'Vajrayana', is a special method taught by Buddha to purify our world, our self, our enjoyments and our activities. Listen to a sample of the Tantric Grounds and Paths AudiobookNow available: listen to a sample of the Tantric Grounds and Paths Audiobook
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  8. 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. Learn More

  9. Guide to Dakini Land
    A complete explanation of the Tantric practice of Vajrayogini, the female Buddha of blissful wisdom. Learn More
  10. Essence of Vajrayana (2nd Ed)

    With this book, Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche explains with clarity and precision how we can practise the sublime meditations of Heruka body mandala, and thereby gradually transform our ordinary world and experiences into those of a Buddha, a fully enlightened being. He follows this with definitive instructions on the completion stage practices that can lead directly to the supreme bliss of full enlightenment in this one lifetime. This is a treasury of practical instructions for those seriously interested in following the Tantric path. Learn More

  11. 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
  12. 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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  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. Introduction to Buddhism
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    A clear and inspiring explanation of key Buddhist principles. Learn More
  16. 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
  17. 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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  18. 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
  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. 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.

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  24. Heart Jewel
    An explanation of how to overcome obstacles and difficulties on the spiritual path by developing compassion, wisdom and spiritual strength. Learn More
  25. 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
  26. 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
  27. The Story of Angulimala
    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
  28. The Story of Buddha
    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
  29. What is Buddhism?
    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
  30. What is Meditation?
    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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