Tibetan Buddhism

Tibetan Buddhism is a form of Mahayana Buddhism that developed in the regions of modern-day Tibet and Bhutan beginning in the eighth century CE. It has achieved more recognition since the 14th Dalai Lama’s exile from Tibet to India in 1959 and his subsequent decades of outreach around the world. While the Dalai Lama is the spiritual head of the Gelug school of Tibetan Buddhism, there are three other major schools recognized and practiced within the tradition: Nyingma, Kagyu, and Sakya. Tibetan Buddhism is also the source for Tantric texts, philosophies, and practices, which are best known for generally affirming the use of physical senses and pleasure as a means toward achieving enlightenment. We’ve started gathering valuable information on this topic, but haven’t yet curated the findings.

Approaching the Buddhist Path

The first volume in a multivolume collection presenting the Dalai Lama’s comprehensive explanation of the Buddhist path—now in paperback! His Holiness the Dalai Lama has been publicly teaching Buddhism for decades.

The Heart of the Buddha: Entering the Tibetan Buddhist Path

In The Heart of the Buddha, Chögyam Trungpa examines the basic teachings of Buddhism and places them within the context of daily life.

Natural Wakefulness: Discovering the Wisdom We Were Born With

There are two essential elements to the spiritual path says this popular teacher from the lineage of Chögyam Trungpa: understanding that you’re already enlightened, already perfect in wisdom right here and now, and accessing that natural wakefulness through spiritual practice.

On the Path to Enlightenment: Heart Advice from the Great Tibetan Masters

Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche inspired Matthieu Ricard to create this anthology by telling him that “when we come to appreciate the depth of the view of the eight great traditions [of Tibetan Buddhism] and also see that they all lead to the same goal without contradicting each other, we think, ‘Only i...

Buddha Is as Buddha Does: The Ten Original Practices for Enlightened Living

In the book you now hold, national bestselling author Lama Surya Das offers a thorough map to the richest treasure a human being can find—the Buddha’s advice for living to your true potential.

Kindness, Clarity, and Insight

This beloved classic brings together in one volume all the major themes of the Dalai Lama’s teachings.

Training the Mind and Cultivating Loving-Kindness

The fifty-nine provocative slogans presented here—each with a commentary by the Tibetan meditation master Chögyam Trungpa—have been used by Tibetan Buddhists for eight centuries to help meditation students remember and focus on important principles and practices of mind training.

Awakening Through Love: Unveiling Your Deepest Goodness

Mother Teresa. The Dalai Lama. Nelson Mandela. Gandhi. Some admire such figures from afar and think, "How special they are; I could never be like that." But, as John Makransky has learned, the power of real and enduring love lies within every one of us.

The Jewel Tree of Tibet: The Enlightenment Engine of Tibetan Buddhism

Few teachers in the West possess both the spiritual training and the scholarship to lead us along the path to enlightenment. Robert Thurman is one such teacher.

Our Human Potential: The Unassailable Path of Love, Compassion, and Meditation

When His Holiness the Dalai Lama gave a series of lectures at Harvard University, they fulfilled magnificently his intention of providing an in-depth introduction to Buddhist theory and practice.