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. Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche Image Sets

    These precious photo cards of Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche, or Geshe-la as he is affectionately known, were taken when he was giving transmission of the teachings on The Mirror of Dharma. Tharpa is making them available as a beautifully designed pack of 4 cards, as a meaningful gift to others or even to yourself.

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  2. Stupa 3
    A symbolic representation of Buddha's mind. Learn More
  3. 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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  4. Kadampa Diary 2020 - Front New
    Kadampa Diary 2020 - Pocket Diary and Notebook HARDBACK
    This year's Kadampa Diary has been revised into a new format. Published in 2019 for use in 2020. It has a soft-touch matte cover (in orange) with embossed Kadampa logo, and ribbon marker to keep your place. Inside you will find a week-to-view double-page spread, year-at-a-glance showing dates and locations of NKT events worldwide, double-page map of Kadampa Centers worldwide, 2020 and 2021 year-to-view calendar for forward planning, and a section for your personal notes.

    The pocket planner is now available to order!

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  5. Kadampa Calendar 2020 - Quotes from Advice from Atisha's Heart - WALL CALENDAR

    This inspiring new wall calendar includes quotes from Advice from Atisha's Heart, by Venerable Atisha, the Founder of Kadampa Buddhism. His advice is a guide for a healthy and positive life.

    The designs were created by Tharpa Publications, based at Manjushri Kadampa Meditation Centre in England, the international mother centre of modern Buddhism and the heart of a worldwide network of Kadampa Meditation Centres.

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  6. The Practice of the Four Opponent Powers of Purification
    At present our mind is like an overcast sky, but if we purify all our negativity and keep the promise to refrain from harmful actions in the future, our mind will become like a clear and cloudless sky. This practice reminds us of the importance of purification practice and explains how to apply the Four Opponent Powers. Learn More
  7. The Yogas of Sleeping and Rising
    A reminder of how to practice the Yogas of Sleeping and Rising as explained in the book, Modern Buddhism.
    Available as an audio MP3 download and durable 400gsm art card. Learn More
  8. The Root Tantra of Heruka and Vajrayogini
    A translation by Geshe Kelsang Gyatso of the hidden meaning of the first and last chapters of one of the most important Tantras. Learn More
  9. 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
  10. 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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  11. 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
  12. Greeting Card - Gestures of Enlightenment
    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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