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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. Adorning Maitreya’s Intent

    Adorning Maitreya’s Intent

    Arriving at the View of Nonduality

    • by
    • Rongtonpa
    According to tradition, Distinguishing the Middle from the Extremes (Madhyāntavibhāga) was revealed by Maitreya to Asaṅga, and the radical view it presents forever changed the way Mahayana Buddhists perceive reality. Here, the Tibetan master Rongtön unpacks this manual and its practices for us in a way that is at once accessible and profound, with actual practical meditative applications. The work explains the vast paths of the three vehicles of Buddhism,… Read More

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  2. The Wisdom of Not Knowing

    The Wisdom of Not Knowing

    Discovering a Life of Wonder by Embracing Uncertainty

    • by
    • Estelle Frankel
    For most of us the unknown is both friend and foe. At times it can be a source of paralyzing fear and uncertainty, and at other times it can be a starting point for adventure, creativity, and transformation. How we relate to the unknown is a key element in all personal growth and healing; its mystery forms a deep current that runs throughout all religious and mystical traditions. In this… Read More

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  3. Entering the Way of the Great Vehicle

    Entering the Way of the Great Vehicle

    Dzogchen as the Culmination of the Mahāyanā

    • by
    • Rongzom Chokyi Zangpo
    Rongzom Chökyi Zangpo wrote this treatise in the eleventh century during the renaissance of Buddhism in Tibet that was spurred by the influx of new translations of Indian Buddhist texts, tantras, and esoteric transmissions from India. For political and religious reasons, adherents of the “new schools” of Tibetan Buddhism fostered by these new translations cast the older tradition of lineages and transmissions as impure and decadent. Rongzompa composed the work… Read More

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  4. Enlightened Journey

    Enlightened Journey

    Buddhist Practice as Daily Life

    • by
    • Tulku Thondup
    This collection of fifteen articles and talks by Tulku Thondup constitutes a manual on how to transmute the situations encountered in daily life, whether external or internal, into spiritual disciplines and experiences. Among the topics covered are: The fundamental principles of Buddhism. The practice of meditation as a means… Read More

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  5. The Heart of Centering Prayer

    The Heart of Centering Prayer

    Nondual Christianity in Theory and Practice

    • by
    • Cynthia Bourgeault
    Centering Prayer is the path to a wonderful and radical new way of seeing the world. It is not, as is sometimes thought, simply an act of devotional piety, nor is it a Christianized form of other meditation methods. Cynthia Bourgeault cuts through the misconceptions to show that Centering Prayer is in fact a pioneering development within the Christian contemplative tradition. She provides a practical, complete course in the practice… Read More

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  6. The Art of Vinyasa

    The Art of Vinyasa

    Awakening Body and Mind through the Practice of Ashtanga Yoga

    • by
    • Richard Freeman,
    • Mary Taylor
    The Art of Vinyasa is an essential guide to practicing yoga as a meditation in motion. Richard Freeman and Mary Taylor present a radical approach to the form of Ashtanga yoga—one that is based on the subtle internal forms of the practice. When practiced in this way, Ashtanga yoga—and particularly the vinyasa, or the conversation of complementary opposites—allows practitioners to experience a deep and focused awakening. Where Ashtanaga yoga is… Read More

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  7. The Great Exposition of Secret Mantra, Volume 1

    The Great Exposition of Secret Mantra, Volume 1

    Tantra in Tibet (Revised Edition)

    • by
    • H.H. the Fourteenth Dalai Lama,
    • Tsongkhapa
    • edited by
    • Jeffrey Hopkins
    Tantra in Tibet is the first volume in The Great Exposition of Secret Mantra series in which the Dalai Lama offers illuminating commentary on Tsongkhapa’s seminal text on Buddhist tantra. It is followed by Volume II: Deity Yoga and Volume III: Yoga Tantra.This revised work describes the differences between the Great Vehicle and Lesser Vehicle streams in the sutra tradition, and between the sutra tradition and that of tantra generally.… Read More

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  8. The Awakening Body

    The Awakening Body

    Somatic Meditation for Discovering Our Deepest Life

    • by
    • Reginald A. Ray
    Joy and freedom are the essence of who we are—yet our conceptual filters keep us from connecting to this wonderful inherent truth about ourselves. But the solution to the problem is literally right at our fingertips (and feet, head, and ears): the body. When we learn to see through the mind-body dichotomy we also see through the unreality of the painful knots we tend to tie ourselves in.Reggie Ray presents… Read More

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  9. Guided Meditations on the Stages of the Path

    Guided Meditations on the Stages of the Path

    • by
    • Thubten Chodron
    The lamrim (stages of the path) presentation of Buddhist teachings has become a core topic of study at many Buddhist centers in the West. For busy practitioners, the lamrim gives a concise and easily graspable picture of the Buddhist path. Best-selling author Thubten Chodron has a unique ability to present these teachings. In this volume, she provides clear explanations of the stages of the path, while the accompanying audio program… Read More

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  10. Yantra Yoga

    Yantra Yoga

    The Tibetan Yoga of Movement

    • by
    • Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
    Yantra Yoga, the Buddhist parallel to the Hathayoga of the Hindu tradition, is a system of practice entailing bodily movements, breathing exercises, and visualizations. Originally transmitted by the mahasiddhas of India and Oddiyana, its practice is nowadays found in all schools of Tibetan Buddhism in relation to the Anuttaratantras, more generally known under the Tibetan term trulkhor, whose Sanskrit equivalent is yantra. The Union of the Sun and Moon Yantra… Read More

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