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The Mirror of Beryl: A Historical Introduction to Tibetan Medicine

by Sangye Desi Gyatso & Gavin Kilty

Composed while its author was the ruler of Tibet, Mirror of Beryl is a detailed account of the origins and history of medicine in Tibet through the end of the seventeenth century. Its author, Desi Sangye Gyatso...


Manual of Insight

by Mahasi Sayadaw, Vipassana Metta FoundationTranslation Committee, Steve Armstrong & Daniel Goleman et al.

The most comprehensive manual of the practice of insight meditation (vipassana), written by one of its foremost 20th century proponents, is translated into English for the first time.

Manual of Insight is the...


Altered States: Buddhism and Psychedelic Spirituality in America

by Douglas Osto

In the 1950s and 1960s, Americans combined psychedelics with Buddhist meditation to achieve direct experience through altered states of consciousness. As some practitioners became more committed to Buddhism,...


Buddhism and Political Theory

The Dharma of Dragons and Daemons: Buddhist Themes in Modern Fantasy

by Linda Goodhew, David R. Loy & Jane Hirshfield

In order to live, we need air, water, food, shelter…and stories. This book is about Buddhist stories: not about stories to be found in Buddhism, but about the “Buddhism” to be found in some of the classics...


Peacock in the Poison Grove: Two Buddhist Texts on Training the Mind

by Lhundub Sopa, Leonard Zwilling & Matthew J. Sweet

Geshe Sopa offers insightful commentary on two of the earliest Tibetan texts that focus on mental training. Peacock in the Poison Grovepresents powerful yogic methods of dispelling the selfish delusions of...


The Sakya School of Tibetan Buddhism

by Dhongthog Rinpoche & Sam Van Schaik

Explore a complete history of one of Tibet’s four main Buddhist schools, from its origins to the present day. 

Since its 1976 publication in Tibetan, Dhongthog Rinpoche’s history of the Sakya school of Tibetan...


The Door of Liberation: Essential Teachings of the Tibetan Buddhist Tradition

by Wangyal & Dalai Lama

This book contains seven fundamental Buddhist texts considered essential to Western students by Geshe Wangyal, who first brought Tibetan Buddhism to America. Ranging from early scriptural sources to meditation...


Siddhartha's Brain

by James Kingsland

A groundbreaking exploration of the “science of enlightenment,” told through the lens of the journey of Siddhartha (better known as Buddha), by Guardian science editor James Kingsland.

In a lush grove on...


Tantric Traditions in Transmission and Translation

The Gathering of Intentions: A History of a Tibetan Tantra

by Jacob P. Dalton

This unique study reads a single Tibetan Buddhist ritual system through the movements of Tibetan history, revealing the social and material dimensions of a seemingly timeless tradition. By subjecting tantric...


Ornament of Stainless Light: An Exposition of the Kalachakra Tantra

by Khedrup Norsang Gyatso, Gavin Kilty & Thupten Jinpa

The premiere volume of Thupten Jinpa's thirty-two-volume Library of Tibetan Classics series, inaugurated to coincide with the Dalai Lama's conferral of the initiation rite of Kalacakra in Toronto in April...


The Spirit of Contradiction in Christianity and Buddhism

Storm Weathering: A Workbook for our Inner and Outer Climate

by Dido Dunlop

This workbook interweaves personal and spiritual growth, and equips us with tools to create a culture that’s resilient in the storms of climate change.

How do we stay inspired and motivated, not overcome by...


Engendering the Buddhist State: Territory, Sovereignty and Sexual Difference in the Inventions of Angkor

by Ashley Thompson

Drawing from more than a decade of field and archival research, this monograph concerns Cambodian cultural history and historiography, with an ultimate aim of broadening and deepening bases for understanding...


The Buddha in Me, The Buddha in You

by David Hare

Do you want to be happier? Find inner calm? Enjoy a rich and rewarding life? Here's how... The Buddha in Me, the Buddha in You combines the tried-and-tested wisdom of Nichiren Buddhism with the best of popular...


In Search of Buddha's Daughters: A Modern Journey Down Ancient Roads

by Christine Toomey

An award-winning journalist vividly reports her two-year, 60,000-mile global odyssey in the company of exceptional women who choose to dedicate their lives to Buddhism.

 

In 2011, Christine Toomey met an unforgettable...


Rainbow Body and Resurrection: Spiritual Attainment, the Dissolution of the Material Body, and the Case of Khenpo A Ch

by Francis V. Tiso

Francis V. Tiso, a noted authority on the rainbow body, explores this manifestation of spiritual realization in a wide-ranging and deeply informed study of the transformation of the material body into a body...


The Star Spangled Buddhist: Zen, Tibetan, and Soka Gakkai Buddhism and the Quest for Enlightenment in America

by Jeffrey Ourvan

“Ourvan offers a succinct but illuminating overview of Zen, Tibetan, and Soka Gakkai Buddhism."—Publishers Weekly

Approximately four million Americans claim to be Buddhist. Moreover, hundreds of thousands...


The Two Truths Debate: Tsongkhapa and Gorampa on the Middle Way

by Sonam Thakchoe & Jay Garfield

All lineages of Tibetan Buddhism today claim allegiance to the philosophy of the Middle Way, the exposition of emptiness propounded by the second-century Indian master Nagarjuna. But not everyone interprets...