Guides by Tradition
Over the past few years we at Shambhala Publications have been focused on bringing the depth and richness of the traditions of Theravada Buddhism more into the light. Modernist and secularizing processes have been the lens through which many see "Theravada". A consequence of this is that some people's understanding of the traditions it encompasses are often either oversimplified ("it's Insight Meditation with a lot of the cultural paraphernalia"), incomplete ("Its vipassana as taught in Thai temples"), or incorrect ("it's for one's own liberation only"). These biases mean many miss out on the full story which is that the highly varied practices and teachings form a vast, creative, and immensely powerful tradition for transforming the mind and gaining liberation. Here are some of our books, recent as well as classics, that explore some of these topics. Read More.
Explore the great works of Chan and Zen. You will find translations of original works, their commentaries, and presentations of practices and ideas from all the eras and regions from the arrival of Buddhism in China to the present day around the world.Discover an amazing array of books written and translated by some of the most knowledgeable people about Chan and Zen Buddhism on the planet. Prolific writers and translators that appear repeatedly in the pages that follow include Kaz Tanahashi, Master Sheng Yen, William Scott Wilson, Katagiri Roshi, Norman Waddell, John Stevens, and J.C. Cleary.
The Five Remembrances
From Susan Moon's Alive Until You're Dead: Notes on the Home Stretch
Buddha urged his disciples to meditate upon the five remembrances. When I first heard them, I thought, Wow! This is harsh! But I shouldn’t have been surprised; they are straightforward reminders of the teaching of impermanence. Here is Buddhist teacher Thich Nhat Hanh’s translation.....
From the audiobook of Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo's The Heroic Heart: Awakening Unbound Compassion
Rebirth in Buddhism
Buddhist scholar Roger R. Jackson in conversation with the team at Shambhala Publications about his book Rebirth: A Guide to Mind, Karma, and Cosmos in the Buddhist World
Buddhist Reader's Guides
Navigating the vast world of spiritual verse can be disorienting. With so many anthologies and translations to choose from, finding what speaks to you can be a real challenge. Shambhala Publications publishes numerous books of Buddhist poetry, and we’ve gathered some of our favorites in this Reader's Guide. Ranging from classical Tibetan songs of devotion to contemporary American reflections on navigating the path, our collection of Buddhist poetry offers a little something for everyone, Buddhist or otherwise.
Gendun Chopel: A Guide for Readers
Gendun Chopel, was a 20th century Tibetan philosopher, scholar, translator, traveler, historian, artist, and visionary. More so, he was a cultural hero who sought to advance his vision of a modern Tibet within a rapidly shifting and globalizing world.
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The Way of the Bodhisattva
Few texts are more frequently taught and quoted, have as colorful a history, and as much relevance to Buddhists today more than the eighth-century Indian Buddhist monk Shantideva’s The Way of the Bodhisattva. The Dalai Lama has said that “if I have any understanding of compassion and the bodhisattva path, it all comes from studying this text.”The living tradition of this text radiates most brightly from...
Online Courses in Buddhism
Bodhisattva's Jewel Garland: A Root Text of Mahāyāna Instruction from the Precious Kadam Scripture Excerpted from Kadam: Stages of the Path, Mind Training, and Esoteric Practice, Part One...
Illuminating the Mind to See One's Nature: The Root of Taoist Inner Practice An Excerpt from Taoist Inner Alchemy...
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