Meaningful Gifts

Meaningful Gift Ideas

If you are looking for meaningful gifts for friends and family we've gathered together a number of popular Tharpa items here. The selection contains items that are suitable for complete beginners as well as items for those who may already have an interest in Buddhism and meditation.

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  1. The Mirror of Dharma with Additions New
    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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  2. How to Transform Your Life - US Edition
    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
  3. Redeem Your Living Meditation Download Card New
    Redeem Your Living Meditation Download Card
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  4. Redeem Your Prayer eBundle Download Card New
    Redeem Your Prayer eBundle Download Card
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    Redeem Your Audiobook Download Card
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  6. Redeem Your eBook Download Card New
    Redeem Your eBook Download Card
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  7. 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
  8. The Oral Instructions of Mahamudra (2nd edition)
    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
  9. Meditations for Relaxation - Audio
    Three simple guided meditations that can be practiced 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 16-page booklet. Learn More
  10. Meditations for a Clear Mind - Audio
    Three simple guided meditations that can be practiced by anyone. With regular practice, these meditations help us to experience mental clarity and inner peace by meditating on our mind itself. Background information and guidance is provided in the accompanying 16 page booklet. Learn More
  11. Meditations for a Kind Heart - Audio
    Three simple guided meditations that can be practiced 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 16-page booklet. Learn More
  12. Meditations for Daily Life (Box Set) - US Edition - Audio CD
    Nine simple guided meditations that can be practiced by anyone. With regular practice, these meditations help us to experience inner peace and mental clarity, and to increase our love and compassion for others. Background information and guidance is provided in three accompanying 16 page booklets. Learn More
  13. Introduction to Buddhism - US Edition
    A clear and inspiring explanation of key Buddhist principles. Learn More
  14. The New Eight Steps to Happiness - US Edition

    Based on the famous Eight Verses of Training the Mind by the great Tibetan 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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    The Eight Auspicious Buddhist Symbols (SET OF 8) 10 x 10
    The complete set of the eight auspicious symbols that together symbolize the spiritual path that leads to freedom from suffering and the permanent inner peace of enlightenment. Memorize the profound meaning of each symbol following Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso's explanation printed on the reverse. Learn More
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    The Eight Auspicious Buddhist Symbols (SET OF 8) 4 x 4
    The complete set of the eight auspicious symbols that together symbolize the spiritual path that leads to freedom from suffering and the permanent inner peace of enlightenment. Memorize the profound meaning of each symbol following Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso's explanation printed on the reverse. Learn More
  17. Modern Buddhism - (US 2nd ed.)

    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.

    A Special Gift from the Author

    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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  18. Joyful Path of Good Fortune
    A clear and comprehensive explanation of the entire path to enlightenment. Learn More
  19. How to Understand the Mind

    This book offers us deep insight into our mind, and shows how an understanding of its nature and functions can be used practically in everyday experience to improve our lives.

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  20. Words of Wisdom (Set of 11 prints)
    A series of eleven prints that contains the essential wisdom of the Buddhist path to enlightenment. Learn More
  21. Essence of Vajrayana (2nd edition)

    With this book, Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche explains with clarity and precision how we can practice 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.

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  22. Greeting Cards - Gestures of Enlightenment (SET OF 12)
    A series of 12 greeting cards with original artwork conveying the beauty and power of the Buddhas’ gestures. Mark that special occasion with a card that is exquisite, original and auspicious. Send good wishes for long life, wisdom and good fortune with Amitayus’ or White Tara’s gesture, for example, or comfort someone who is suffering by sending Medicine Buddha’s card. See below for a full description of each card and click on the thumbnail images to see each design. Make your good wishes auspicious and meaningful.
    • Blank inside for your own message
    • Dimensions: 7” x 5” (17.8cm x 13.6cm)
    • Fits a standard photo frame
    • Envelope provided
    • Sold singly or as a set of 12 (Save $10)
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  23. Greeting card - Buddha Amitayus - Meditative equipoise
    With his hands in the gesture of meditative equipoise Buddha Amitayus holds a bowl brimming with the nectar of immortality, indicating that by relying upon him with faith we can increase our long life, merit and wisdom, and attain the deathless state of a Buddha. This card is 1 of 12 greeting cards with original artwork conveying the beauty and power of the Buddhas’ gestures. Mark that special occasion with a card that is exquisite, original and auspicious.
    • Blank inside for your own message
    • Dimensions: 7” x 5” (17.8cm x 13.6cm)
    • Fits a standard photo frame
    • Envelope provided
    • Sold singly or as a set of 12 (Save $10)
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  24. Greeting Card - Avalokiteshvara - Gesture of Respect
    With his hands in the gesture of respect at his heart, the Compassion Buddha Avalokiteshvara shows that even though he is enlightened he still relies on his Spiritual Guide, Buddha Amitabha. He holds a jewel that symbolizes his own enlightenment. This card is 1 of 12 greeting cards with original artwork conveying the beauty and power of the Buddhas’ gestures. Mark that special occasion with a card that is exquisite, original and auspicious.
    • Blank inside for your own message
    • Dimensions: 7” x 5” (17.8cm x 13.6cm)
    • Fits a standard photo frame
    • Envelope provided
    • Sold singly or as a set of 12 (Save $10)
    Click here to view all cards in this series. Learn More
  25. Greeting Card - Green Tara - Supreme Giving
    With her right hand in the gesture of supreme giving, Buddha Tara – the manifestation of the ultimate wisdom of all the Buddhas – bestows the supreme attainment of enlightenment on all living beings. This card is 1 of 12 greeting cards with original artwork conveying the beauty and power of the Buddhas’ gestures. Mark that special occasion with a card that is exquisite, original and auspicious.
    • Blank inside for your own message
    • Dimensions: 7” x 5” (17.8cm x 13.6cm)
    • Fits a standard photo frame
    • Envelope provided
    • Sold singly or as a set of 12 (Save $10)
    Click here to view all cards in this series. Learn More
  26. Greeting Card - Je Tsongkhapa - Turning the Wheel of Dharma
    With his two hands at his heart in the gesture of turning the Wheel of Dharma, Je Tsongkhapa indicates that by relying upon his teachings we can dispel the darkness of our ignorance. This card is 1 of 12 greeting cards with original artwork conveying the beauty and power of the Buddhas’ gestures. Mark that special occasion with a card that is exquisite, original and auspicious.
    • Blank inside for your own message
    • Dimensions: 7” x 5” (17.8cm x 13.6cm)
    • Fits a standard photo frame
    • Envelope provided
    • Sold singly or as a set of 12 (Save $10)
    Click here to view all cards in this series. Learn More
  27. Greeting cards - Medicine Buddha - Holding a medicinal plant
    With his right hand in the gesture of supreme giving and holding the stem of a medicinal Arura plant, Medicine Buddha indicates that he helps living beings by freeing them from mental and physical sickness. Its three buds indicate that he frees living beings from the three inner poisons of hatred, attachment and ignorance, the source of all illness. This card is 1 of 12 greeting cards with original artwork conveying the beauty and power of the Buddhas’ gestures. Mark that special occasion with a card that is exquisite, original and auspicious.
    • Blank inside for your own message
    • Dimensions: 7” x 5” (17.8cm x 13.6cm)
    • Fits a standard photo frame
    • Envelope provided
    • Sold singly or as a set of 12 (Save $10)
    Click here to view all cards in this series. Learn More
  28. Greeting Card - Buddha Shakyamuni - Holding a Precious Bowl
    With his left hand in the gesture of meditative equipoise, Buddha Shakyamuni holds a precious bowl made of lapis lazuli containing three nectars indicating that through practicing the nectar of his Dharma teachings we can also conquer the inner ‘demons’ of uncontrolled death, a contaminated body and mind, and delusions. This card is 1 of 12 greeting cards with original artwork conveying the beauty and power of the Buddhas’ gestures. Mark that special occasion with a card that is exquisite, original and auspicious.
    • Blank inside for your own message
    • Dimensions: 7” x 5” (17.8cm x 13.6cm)
    • Fits a standard photo frame
    • Envelope provided
    • Sold singly or as a set of 12 (Save $10)
    Click here to view all cards in this series. Learn More
  29. Greeting Card - Buddha Shakyamuni - Touching the Earth
    With his right hand in the gesture of touching the earth, Buddha Shakyamuni indicates that through practicing Dharma we too can overcome all outer negative forces. This card is 1 of 12 greeting cards with original artwork conveying the beauty and power of the Buddhas’ gestures. Mark that special occasion with a card that is exquisite, original and auspicious.
    • Blank inside for your own message
    • Dimensions: 7” x 5” (17.8cm x 13.6cm)
    • Fits a standard photo frame
    • Envelope provided
    • Sold singly or as a set of 12 (Save $10)
    Click here to view all cards in this series. Learn More
  30. Greeting Card - Vajradhara - Bliss and Wisdom
    With his hands crossed at his heart and holding a vajra and bell, Buddha Vajradhara teaches that our heart practice is to accomplish the union of great bliss and wisdom. This card is 1 of 12 greeting cards with original artwork conveying the beauty and power of the Buddhas’ gestures. Mark that special occasion with a card that is exquisite, original and auspicious.
    • Blank inside for your own message
    • Dimensions: 7” x 5” (17.8cm x 13.6cm)
    • Fits a standard photo frame
    • Envelope provided
    • Sold singly or as a set of 12 (Save $10)
    Click here to view all cards in this series. Learn More
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