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We are in the process of converting our print books into eBooks. Shambhala eBooks can be purchased from all major online eBook stores (including Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Apple, Google, Kobo, and Sony). Links are provided on each book’s web page. To view our latest offerings, simply sort by publication date.
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  1. The Butterfly Hours

    The Butterfly Hours

    Transforming Memories into Memoir

    • by
    • Patty Dann
    Sometimes all it takes is a single word to spark a strong memory. Bicycle. Snowstorm. Washing machine. By presenting one-word prompts and simple phrases, author and writing teacher Patty Dann gives us the keys to unlock our life stories. Organized around her ten rules for writing memoir, Dann’s lyrical vignettes offer glimpses into her own life while, surprisingly, opening us up to our own. This book is a small but… Read More

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  2. Good Karma

    Good Karma

    How to Create the Causes of Happiness and Avoid the Causes of Suffering

    • by
    • Thubten Chodron
    Why do things happen the way they do in our lives? How do we create the causes for a happy life? The Buddhist practice of mind training gives us the answer to these questions: it involves overcoming our self-centered attitude and replacing it with an attitude that cherishes others. This, in turn, leads us to act in ways that naturally lead away from suffering and toward happiness—in short, to create… Read More

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  3. Existence

    Existence

    A Story

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    • David Hinton
    This is the story of existence, and it begins with a painting. Join David Hinton, the premier modern translator of the Chinese classics, as he stands before a single landscape painting, discovering in it the wondrous story of existence—and as part of that story, the magical nature of consciousness. What he coaxes from the image is nothing less than a revelation: the dynamic interweaving of mind and Cosmos, and the… Read More

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  4. Visionary Encounters

    Visionary Encounters

    The Dzogchen Teachings of Bönpo Treasure-Revealer Shense Lhaje

    • by
    • Adriano Clemente
    Visionary Encounters presents four chapters from the collection known as The Golden Teaching of Trenpa Namkha, a cycle of Dzogchen teachings recovered or rediscovered by the thirteenth-century master Shense Lhaje, an important scripture-revealer in the Bön tradition. These chapters include unusual autobiographical detail, providing a window into the daily life of this "wandering beggar," as he calls himself, as well as a record of the extraordinary messages he received from… Read More

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  5. Steps to the Great Perfection

    Steps to the Great Perfection

    The Mind-Training Tradition of the Dzogchen Masters

    • by
    • Jigme Lingpa
    The mind-training practices contained in the Dzogchen tradition of Tibetan Buddhism have never before been presented in the English language. The main text translated here, The Steps to Liberation, will be of great interest to Western practitioners, since its instructions are pithy and direct, and experiential rather than scholarly. The contemplations on core Buddhist principles like impermanence and karma, intended for beginning meditators, unfold as dramatic stories in which the… Read More

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  6. Pure Appearance

    Pure Appearance

    Development and Completion Stages in Vajrayana Practice

    • by
    • Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche
    • edited by
    • Nalanda Translation Committee
    A complex topic is here made crystal clear through the heartfelt teaching of one of the great Tibetan Buddhist masters of the twentieth century. With Pure Appearance Dilgo Khyenste Rinpoche offers an overview of Tibetan tantric practice that explains its concepts, clarifies its terminology, and shows how its myriad pieces fit together, including an extensive teaching on the bardos, or “between states”—essential for those new to the topic and a… Read More

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  7. Primordial Purity

    Primordial Purity

    Oral Instructions on the Three Words That Strike the Vital Point

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    • Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche
    • edited by
    • Nalanda Translation Committee
    The path of trekchö is the way of directly and thoroughly cutting through the misconceptions of samsara to lay bare the primordial purity of the nature of mind. This powerful practice is illuminated by Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche in his commentary on an essential text based on the atiyoga dzogchen instructions of the outstanding nineteenth-century master Patrul Rinpoche.Three Words That Strike the Vital Point is the famous seminal statement by Garap… Read More

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  8. Embracing Each Moment

    Embracing Each Moment

    A Guide to the Awakened Life

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    • Anam Thubten
    The awakened life is the essence and aim of the Buddhist teachings, according to Anam Thubten, and this book is a guide to cultivating the awakened mind and heart that allows this wonderful kind of life to happen. He illuminates the path to awakened living in a way that’s concise and completely accessible to anyone of any background—reflective of the diverse backgrounds of the students who attend his popular talks… Read More

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  9. Coming Home to Tibet

    Coming Home to Tibet

    A Memoir of Love, Loss, and Belonging

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    • Tsering Wangmo Dhompa
    On New Year’s Day 1994, Tsering Wangmo Dhompa’s mother was killed in a car accident along a highway in India. A Tibetan forced from her country during the Chinese invasion and a longtime refugee, Dhompa’s mother had longed for many years to return to her homeland. “When this is over,” she would say, referring to the ongoing political conflict and dangers, “we can go home.” Dhompa’s mother never got that… Read More

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  10. The Spiritual Teaching of Ramana Maharshi

    The Spiritual Teaching of Ramana Maharshi

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    • Ramana Maharshi
    The renowned Indian sage Ramana Maharshi is beloved by Buddhists, Hindus, Christians, and Taoists alike for the inspirational power of his teachings, which transcend all religious differences. Here is a collection of Sri Ramana's instructions and discourses culled from three works: Who Am I? , Spiritual Instructions , and Maharshi's Gospel. These teachings… Read More

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