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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. Knowing Woman

    Knowing Woman

    A Feminine Psychology

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    • Irene Claremont de Castillejo
    In this classic work, a noted Jungian analyst explores the division of the human psyche into masculine and feminine. Characteristic of feminine consciousness, she writes, is diffuse awareness, which recognizes the unity of all life and promotes acceptance and relationship. The masculine attitude is one of focused consciousness, the capacity to formulate ideas and to change, invent, and create. Concerned with the experience of… Read More

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  2. When the Buddha Was an Elephant

    When the Buddha Was an Elephant

    32 Animal Wisdom Tales from the Jataka

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    • Mark W. McGinnis
    The Buddhist Jataka tales are simple lessons in living with honesty, wisdom, and compassion that contain the power to transform the hearts and minds of those who hear them. They are stories of the Buddha’s past lives—in such forms as a boar, a parrot, a monkey, or a peacock—that have enchanted children and adults for millennia. Their animal characters powerfully and sometimes humorously demonstrate the virtues and foibles… Read More

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  3. Buddhist Animal Wisdom Stories

    Buddhist Animal Wisdom Stories

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    • Mark W. McGinnis
    Around the beginning of the common era, Indian Buddhists began to collect fables, or jataka tales, illuminating various human virtues and foibles—from kindness, cooperation, loyalty and self-discipline on the one hand to greed, pride, foolishness, and treachery on the other. Instead of populating these stories with people, they cast the animals of their immediate environment in the leading roles—which may have given the tales… Read More

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  4. Diamond Mind

    Diamond Mind

    A Psychology of Meditation

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    • Rob Nairn
    Buddhism teaches that the mind is the source of 100 percent of all unhappiness: anxiety, agitation, desire, anger, grief. Through understanding how our mind works, it is possible to tame it—and to discover that happiness, wisdom, compassion, and clarity are actually inherent qualities in all of us. Much has been written of this subject, but Rob Nairn's book is the first to express the principles… Read More

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  5. The Relaxed Mind

    The Relaxed Mind

    A Seven-Step Method for Deepening Meditation Practice

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    • Dza Kilung Rinpoche
    In the late 1990s, shortly after arriving in the United States, it became clear to Dza Kilung Rinpoche that his Western students responded to traditional meditation instructions differently from his students back in Asia. The Westerners didn’t know how to relax—our pressured, fast-paced lifestyles carried over into meditation. The Relaxed Mind contains instructions for the seven-phase meditation practice Dza Kilung Rinpoche developed for students in the West. It’s adapted from… Read More

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  6. Lafcadio Hearn’s “The Faceless Ghost” and Other Macabre Tales from Japan

    Lafcadio Hearn’s “The Faceless Ghost” and Other Macabre Tales from Japan

    A Graphic Novel

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    • Sean Michael Wilson
    Over one hundred years ago, the writer and Japanophile Lafcadio Hearn gathered together a selection of kaidan, traditional Japanese ghost, myth, and mystery stories, and published them in English in over a dozen books. The kaidan feature vengeful ghosts and bewitching spirits that mete out karmic justice in eerie and sometimes horrifying ways. Some of the tales were Japanese versions of older Chinese tales of divination; others were influenced by… Read More

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  7. Guided Meditations on the Stages of the Path

    Guided Meditations on the Stages of the Path

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    • 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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  8. Walking the Kiso Road

    Walking the Kiso Road

    A Modern-Day Exploration of Old Japan

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    • William Scott Wilson
    Take a trip to old Japan with William Scott Wilson as he travels the ancient Kiso Road, a legendary route that remains much the same today as it was hundreds of years ago. The Kisoji, which runs through the Kiso Valley in the Japanese Alps, has been in use since at least 701 C.E. In the seventeenth century, it was the route that the daimyo (warlords) used for their biennial… Read More

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  9. Right Concentration

    Right Concentration

    A Practical Guide to the Jhanas

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    • Leigh Brasington
    The jhanas are eight progressive altered states of consciousness that can be identified with the aspect of the Buddha’s Eightfold Path called Right Concentration. Training in concentration leads to these states, each of which yields a deeper and subtler state of awareness than the previous one. The jhanas are not in themselves awakening, but they are a skillful means for stilling the mind in a way that leads in that… Read More

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  10. Breathe through This

    Breathe through This

    Mindfulness for Parents of Teenagers

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    • Eline Snel
    You try to be supportive through all the emotional ups and downs, but if you’re too supportive, they feel smothered. You want to give them the freedom necessary to grow, but not so much that they’re left vulnerable—and however you try to do it, you can count on being wrong. Parenting a teenager is a challenge, to be sure, but Eline Snel has some very good news for those facing… Read More

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