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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. Master of the Three Ways

    Master of the Three Ways

    Reflections of a Chinese Sage on Living a Satisfying Life

    • by
    • Hung Ying-ming
    At once profound, spiritual, and witty, Master of the Three Ways is a remarkable work about human nature, the essence of life, and how to live simply and with awareness. In three hundred and fifty-seven verses, the author, Hung Ying-ming—a seventeenth-century Chinese sage—explores good and evil, honesty and deception, wisdom and foolishness, and heaven and hell. He draws from the wisdom of the “Three Creeds”—Taoism, Confucianism, and Zen Buddhism—to… Read More

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  2. Lao Tzu: Tao Te Ching

    Lao Tzu: Tao Te Ching

    A Book about the Way and the Power of the Way

    • by
    • Ursula K. Le Guin
    No other English translation of this greatest of the Chinese classics can match Ursula Le Guin's striking new version. Le Guin, best known for thought-provoking science fiction novels that have helped to transform the genre, has studied the Tao Te Ching for more than forty years. She has consulted the literal translations and worked with Chinese scholars to develop a version that lets the ancient text speak in a… Read More

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  3. Chi

    Chi

    Discovering Your Life Energy

    • by
    • Waysun Liao
    Chi is the invisible energy of life that flows in and around us throughout the universe. Used skillfully, it can have a remarkable effect on health and vitality—to the degree that you’d be tempted to call it magical, if it weren’t so completely natural. Here is a perfect introduction to chi that explains in a direct and simple way what it is and why it is essential to a healthy… Read More

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  4. The Art of War

    The Art of War

    Complete Texts and Commentaries

    • by
    • Sun Tzu
    Sun Tzu's Art of War, compiled more than two thousand years ago, is a study of the anatomy of organizations in conflict. It is perhaps the most prestigious and influential book of strategy in the world today. Now, this unique volume brings together the essential versions of Sun Tzu's text, along with illuminating commentaries and auxiliary texts written by distinguished strategists. The translations, by the renowned translator Thomas Cleary, have… Read More

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  5. Tao Te Ching

    Tao Te Ching

    A New Translation

    • by
    • Lao Tzu
    Part poetry, part paradox, always stirring and profound, Lao Tzu’s Tao Te Ching has been inspiring readers since it was written over two thousand years ago. This masterpiece is also one of the most frequently translated books in all of history, in part because the multiple meanings of the Chinese characters make it impossible to translate into a Western language in a strictly literal way. For this reason,… Read More

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  6. The Art of War

    The Art of War

    Translation, Essays, and Commentary by the Denma Translation Group

    • by
    • Sun Tzu
    Conflict is an inevitable part of life, according to this ancient Chinese classic of strategy, but everything necessary to respond to conflict wisely, thoroughly, and victoriously is right before us at all times. The key to skillful action in any situation is in knowing those things that make up the environment and then seeing the patterns they form so that their power becomes available to us. It is not necessary… Read More

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  7. Alchemists, Mediums, and Magicians

    Alchemists, Mediums, and Magicians

    Stories of Taoist Mystics

    • edited by
    • Thomas Cleary
    Here is an introduction to the magical and mystical realm of Taoism through biographical and historical sketches of Taoist adepts over two thousand years. This panoramic view of the many faces of Taoism and its intimate connection with Chinese culture and society includes intriguing accounts of the Taoist secret societies that carried out mystical exercises and powerful consciousness-altering techniques, including sensory deprivation, incantation, visualization, and concentration.This collection of sketches, compiled… Read More

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  8. The Art of War

    The Art of War

    • by
    • Sun Tzu
    Conflict is an inevitable part of life, according to this ancient Chinese classic of strategy, but everything necessary to deal with conflict wisely, honorably, victoriously, is already present within us. Compiled more than two thousand years ago by a mysterious warrior-philosopher, The Art of War is still perhaps the most prestigious and influential book of strategy in the world, as eagerly studied in Asia by modern politicians and… Read More

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  9. Taoism

    Taoism

    An Essential Guide

    • by
    • Eva Wong
    For the first time, the great depth and diversity of Taoist spirituality is introduced in a single, accessible manual. Taoism, known widely today through the teachings of the classic Tao Te Ching and the practices of t'ai chi and feng-shui, is less known for its unique traditions of meditation, physical training, magical practice and internal alchemy. Covering all of the most important texts, figures, and events, this essential guide… Read More

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  10. Tao Te Ching

    Tao Te Ching

    Zen Teachings on the Taoist Classic

    • by
    • Lao Tzu,
    • Takuan Soho
    This version of the Tao Te Ching presents the classic in a unique light, through the eyes of a renowned master of the Rinzai Zen tradition. Takuan Soho, who lived from 1573 to 1645, was an acerbic, witty, free spirit who; a painter, poet, author, calligrapher, gardener, and a tea master. He was also a confidante and teacher to shoguns and many other powerful and famous figures, among them the… Read More

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