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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. Mind at Ease

    Mind at Ease

    Self-Liberation through Mahamudra Meditation

    • by
    • Traleg Kyabgon
    In this uniquely insightful overview and practice guide, Traleg Kyabgon presents a thorough introduction to the Kagyu lineage's Mahamudra tradition. The author's approach is straightforward—he presents the Mahamudra teachings as a means of seeing things in, as he says, "a positive and open light. Even things we might normally regard as bad and undesirable can be interpreted in a more uplifting way due to the expansiveness of the Mahamudra vision."… Read More

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  2. Sex, Health, and Long Life

    Sex, Health, and Long Life

    Manuals of Taoist Practice

    The benefits of sexual bliss were not lost on the ancients, who knew well its powers to enhance health, concentration, and peace of mind. These ancient Chinese Taoist texts explain the transformative effects sex can have when properly and wisely practiced, demonstrating Taoism’s emphasis on cultivating life’s “three treasures”—vitality, energy, and spirit—in all the activities of daily life. The texts are part of the famous Mawangdui finds, Han Dynasty tombs… Read More

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  3. Enthronement

    Enthronement

    The Recognition of the Reincarnate Masters of Tibet and the Himalayas

    • by
    • Jamgon Kongtrul Lodro Taye
    Even the most casual contact with the culture, politics, or religion of Tibet and the surrounding region brings outsiders face to face with the institution of reincarnate spiritual masters. Past masters are identified as small children installed in their predecessor's monastery in a ceremony called "enthronement" and educated to continue the work of their former incarnation. This custom has provided a principal source of spiritual renewal for Himalayan Buddhists… Read More

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  4. A Study of Svatantrika

    A Study of Svatantrika

    • by
    • Donald S. Lopez Jr.
    Donald S. Lopez Jr. presents a clear and extensive picture of Svatantrika Madhyamika through analysis of issues and positions central to Indian philosophy during the final development of Buddhist thought in India. Central issues are considered: the division of Madhyamika into Svatantrika and Prasangika, the meaning of emptiness, the root cause of suffering, the division of objects of knowledge into the two truths, and the reasoning employed to refute the… Read More

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  5. Mindful Learning

    Mindful Learning

    • by
    • Dr. Craig Hassed,
    • Dr. Richard Chambers
    Mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR), as pioneered by Jon Kabat-Zinn and others, is now being successfully applied in myriad areas of human activity—and most recently, in education. It’s no surprise that psychologists and educators have found that mindfulness-based practices improve attention and performance and reduce stress in the classroom and in other school-based activities. This practical guide explains mindfulness and its applications and shows educators how it can be used with… Read More

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  6. The Great Treatise on the Stages of the Path to Enlightenment (Volume 1)

    The Great Treatise on the Stages of the Path to Enlightenment (Volume 1)

    • by
    • Tsong-kha-pa
    • edited by
    • Joshua Cutler,
    • Guy Newland
    The Great Treatise on the Stages of the Path to Enlightenment (Tib. Lam rim chen mo) is one of the brightest jewels in the world’s treasury of sacred literature. The author, Tsong-kha-pa, completed it in 1402, and it soon became one of the most renowned works of spiritual practice and philosophy in the world of Tibetan Buddhism. Because it condenses all the exoteric sūtra scriptures into a meditation manual… Read More

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  7. When the Clouds Part

    When the Clouds Part

    The Uttaratantra and Its Meditative Tradition as a Bridge between Sutra and Tantra

    “Buddha nature” (tathāgatagarbha) is the innate potential in all living beings to become a fully awakened buddha. This book discusses a wide range of topics connected with the notion of buddha nature as presented in Indo-Tibetan Buddhism and includes an overview of the sūtra sources of the tathāgatagarbha teachings and the different ways of explaining the meaning of this term. It includes new translations of the Maitreya treatise Mahāyānottaratantra (Ratnagotravibhāga),… Read More

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  8. Zen Antics

    Zen Antics

    One Hundred Stories of Enlightenment

    Throughout Zen history, stories and anecdotes of Zen masters and their students have been used as teaching devices to exemplify the enlightened spirit. Unlike many of the baffling dialogues between Zen masters preserved in the koan literature, the stories retold here are penetratingly simple but with a richness and subtlety that make them worth reading again and again. This collection includes more than one hundred such stories—many appearing here in… Read More

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  9. An Open-Hearted Life

    An Open-Hearted Life

    Transformative Methods for Compassionate Living from a Clinical Psychologist and a Buddhist Nun

    • by
    • Russell Kolts,
    • Thubten Chodron
    • edited by
    • Dave O'Neal
    A life overflowing with compassion. It sounds wonderful in theory, but how do you do it? This guide provides practical methods for living with this wonderful quality, based on traditional Buddhist teachings and on methods from modern psychology—particularly a technique called Compassion-Focused Therapy (CFT). The methods presented by the two authors—a psychotherapist and a Tibetan Buddhist nun—turn out to have a good deal in common. In fact, they complement each… Read More

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  10. The Heart Sutra

    The Heart Sutra

    A Comprehensive Guide to the Classic of Mahayana Buddhism

    • by
    • Kazuaki Tanahashi
    The Prajna Paramita Hridaya Sutra is among the best known of all the Buddhist scriptures. Chanted daily by many Zen students, it is also studied extensively in the Tibetan tradition, and it has been regarded with interest more recently in the West in various fields of study—from philosophy to quantum physics. In just thirty-five lines, it expresses the truth of impermanence and the release from suffering that results from the… Read More

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