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Life of Milarepa

Life of Milarepa

by Lhalungpa, Lobsang P

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Indian edition. A biography of Tibet's most famous yogi, which can be read on several levels - as the life of a great mystic in search of spiritual perfection, as a piece of inspirational literature... (more)

Life of the Buddha

Life of the Buddha

by Nanamoli Bhikkhu

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New Sri Lankan edition . The superb and traditional biography of the historical Buddha Shakyamuni, based entirely on extracts from the Pali Canon. (more)

Machig Labdron and the Foundations of Chod

Machig Labdron and the Foundations of Chod

by Edou, Jerome and Decleer, Hubert

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A translation of the most famous biography of Machig Labdron, the founder of the unique Mahamudra Chod tradition. (more)

Monastic Rites

Monastic Rites

by Geshe Jampa Tegchok

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Commentary on the so-jong, yar-ne and gak-ye ceremonies given to monks and nuns. Intended for Sangha only. Published in transcript form. (more)

Sky Dancer

Sky Dancer

by Dowman, Keith

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A lively biography of one of Tibet's celebrated enlightened women, with insight into women's role in the Tibetan tradition. (more)

Buddhism Without Beliefs

Buddhism Without Beliefs

by Batchelor, Stephen

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Batchelor proposes a profound and passionate agnosticism as an authentic approach to Buddhism. (more)

Miraculous 16th Karmapa

Miraculous 16th Karmapa

by Levine, Norma

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This book gives us a rare and intimate insight into the incredible personality of the man who was the previous, 16th Karmapa. His mere presence, akin to a powerful force of nature, would deeply... (more)

Life of the Mahasiddha Tilopa

Life of the Mahasiddha Tilopa

by Marpa Chokyi Lodro

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Thought to have been composed in the 11th century by the renowned yogi Marpa Lotsawa, this is a compelling account of the "complete liberation" of the guru of Naropa. (more)

Masters of Mahamudra

Masters of Mahamudra

by Dowman, Keith

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The lives of the Mahasiddhas, great Indian tantric yogis, who accomplished the supreme realisation of mahamudra. (more)

Old Path White Clouds

Old Path White Clouds

by Thich Nhat Hanh

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UK edition. A poetic retelling of the life story of the Buddha, seen partly through the eyes of Svasti the Buffalo boy, and partly through the eyes of the Buddha himself. (more)

Life and Teachings of Tsong Khapa

Life and Teachings of Tsong Khapa

by Thurman, Robert A F

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The biography of Lama Tsong Khapa, the great yogi-scholar who founded the Gelugpa sect of Tibetan Buddhism, with a selection of his important teachings. (more)

Rainbow Body [New Edition]

Rainbow Body [New Edition]

by Namkhai Norbu and translated and edited by Adriano Clemente

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New edition. This book traces the extraordinary life story of a twentieth century Tibetan yogin, the Togden Ugyen Tendzin (1888-1962). The author of this fascinating biography is the Togden's nephew,... (more)

Middle Land, Middle Way

Middle Land, Middle Way

by Dhammika, Ven S

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A comprehensive guidebook to places in India made sacred by Buddha's past presence, covering sixteen pilgrimage sites in detail. (more)

Psycho-Cosmic Symbolism of the Buddhist Stupa

Psycho-Cosmic Symbolism of the Buddhist Stupa

by Lama Anagarika Govinda

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The stupa is the universal symbol of enlightened mind and this excellent study reveals its origins and many levels of meaning. (more)

Former Lives of the Karmapas

Former Lives of the Karmapas

by Karmapa and translated by Katia Holmes

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Wondrous tales from the former lives of the Karmapa, the head of the Karma Kagyu sect of Tibetan Buddhism. (more)

Book of Analysis

Book of Analysis

by Sayadaw, U Thittila

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The second book of the Abhidhamma Pitaka, a translation of the Vibhanga. (more)

Buddha's Lions

Buddha's Lions

by Abhayadatta and translated by James B.Robinson

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From farmers and wood gatherers to royal ministers, scholars and kings, these are the biographies of the Mahasiddhas, the great tantric masters of India. (more)

Glimpses of Abhidharma

Glimpses of Abhidharma

by Chogyam Trungpa

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A provocative interpretation of the ego and human psychology based on the Abhidharma teachings. (more)

Kyabje Song Rinpoche

Kyabje Song Rinpoche

by Zasep Tulku and translated by Martin Willson

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A short biographical account of Song Rinpoche, one of Tibet's great modern day Gelugpa masters. Published in transcript form. (more)

Voice of the Buddha [2 Vols]

Voice of the Buddha [2 Vols]

by Dharma Publishing and translated by Gwendolyn Bays

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All the Mahayana accounts of the Buddha's life are based on the epic Lalitavistara Sutra, here beautifully presented in two elegant volumes. (more)

Dhammapada

Dhammapada

by Gedun Chopel

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An English translation of the classic verses on the Dharma set side by side with the Tibetan text. The outstanding Tibetan scholar Gedun Chophel translated this classic work from the Pali into... (more)

Oakroom Talks on Buddhism

Oakroom Talks on Buddhism

by Mehta, Phiroz

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A series of informal and compassionate talks on Buddhism which explain the theme of mindfulness. (more)

Canoeing Up Cabarga Creek

Canoeing Up Cabarga Creek

by Whalen, Philip

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By the abbot of the Hartford Street Zen Center in San Francisco, this is a retrospective collection of Buddhist poetry written over a thirty year period. (more)

Comprehensive Manual of Abhidhamma

Comprehensive Manual of Abhidhamma

by Bodhi, Bhikkhu

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This is a detailed translation and study guide to the Abhidhammattha Sangaha, or Manual of Abhidhamma by Acariya Anuruddha. (more)

Life of Longchenpa

Life of Longchenpa

by Mackenzie Stewart, Jampa

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The first complete English language translation of the life of Longchenpa, one of the greatest masters ever in the history of Tibetan Buddhism. Compiled from numerous Tibetan and Bhutanese sources. (more)

Gautama Buddha [Paperback]

Gautama Buddha [Paperback]

by Vishvapani Blomfield

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New paperback edition. An insightful new biography of one of the great global spiritual figures. The words and example of the Buddha have affected billions of people. But what do we really know about... (more)

Bon Religion of Tibet

Bon Religion of Tibet

by Kvaerne, Per

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A pioneering study of the Bon religion and its rich pantheon of deities and iconographical tradition. (more)

Masters of the Nyingma Lineage

Masters of the Nyingma Lineage

by Bradburn, Leslie

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Brief biographical sketches of all the main Nyingma masters, authors in the Great Treasures collection, and a mine of information on the early history of the school. (more)

Mudra

Mudra

by Chogyam Trungpa

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Includes a collection of spontaneous songs and poems, a Dzogchen text and a commentary on the Zen ox-herding pictures. (more)

Conditional Relations [ 2 Volume Set]

Conditional Relations [ 2 Volume Set]

by Narada, U and Sayadaw Mulla Patthana

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Epic translation of the extensive and extremely intricate Patthana, the seventh and final book of the Abhidhamma Pitaka. (more)

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