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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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  • The Mirror of Dharma (Pre-order your copy today)

    Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche's twenty-third and latest book will soon be launched at the NKT-IKBU International Spring Festival (May 25-30, 2018). Get your print and ebook editions at the Festival or pre-order them here for delivery after the Festival.

    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.

    Special offer for a limited period

    50% off the ebook when you checkout with the ebook and print edition in your cart.
    • Pre-ordered paperbacks will be sent out after the festival.
    • Pre-ordered ebook download links will appear in your account immediately but will go live on 5/28/18.
    • Offer ends October 25, 2018.
    To take advantage of this offer, simply add the ebook and print edition to your cart.

    Please note: Pre-orders will not be sent out until after the festival. So, if you would like your copy at the NKT-IKBU Spring Festival, you can buy it at the Festival Shop, where you can also take advantage of this offer.

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    Starting at: $1.00

  • Kadampa Desk Calendar 2018 - Symbols of Enlightenment

    This special calendar depicts twelve beautifully rendered images that symbolize the spiritual path to enlightenment, together with quotations taken from the book How to Transform Your Life by Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche. Through contemplating these images and quotations with faith we are inspired to begin, make progress on and complete the Buddhist path to enlightenment. The symbols on this practical, free-standing desk calendar are embellished with golden ink. The face-side includes each month at-a-glance together with an inspirational quote from the book. The reverse side includes space for your daily notes.

    Please note that this 2018 edition is an A5 Standing Desk Calendar Learn More

  • 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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    Starting at: $1.00

  • 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
  • Maitreya 4 (seated)

    Buddha Maitreya is the manifestation of all the Buddhas’ realization of loving kindness. Learn More

    Starting at: $1.95

  • Essence of Vajrayana (2nd edition)

    A complete explanation of the Tantric practice of Buddha Heruka, including all the essential prayers. Learn More

    Starting at: $1.00

  • 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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    Starting at: $3.50

  • Request to the Holy Spiritual Guide Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche from his Faithful Disciples - Booklet

    Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche is the root Spiritual Guide of all modern Kadampa Teachers and practitioners. By reciting and contemplating this prayer, faithful Kadampa practitioners can connect with his inspiration and guidance as they make their own progress on the path to enlightenment.

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  • The New Essence of Vajrayana - Booklet

    The special middling length self-generation sadhana, or ritual prayer for spiritual attainments, that distills the very essence of the body mandala practice of Heruka, the manifestation of the compassion of all Buddhas. This sadhana was composed by Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche based on instructions from previous great scholars and lineage Gurus.

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    Starting at: $5.99

  • 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

    Starting at: $1.00

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