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.

Joyful Wisdom: Embracing Change and Finding Freedom

Yongey Mingyur is one of the most celebrated among the new generation of Tibetan meditation masters, whose teachings have touched people of all faiths around the world.

The Compassion Book: Teachings for Awakening the Heart

Welcome compassion and fearlessness as your guide, and you’ll live wisely and effectively in good times and bad. But that’s easier said than done.

The New Eight Steps to Happiness: The Buddhist Way of Loving Kindness

A detailed and practical explanation of one of Buddhism's best-loved teachings, Eight Verses of Training the Mind, by the great Tibetan Bodhisattva, Langri Tangpa.

Training in Tenderness: Buddhist Teachings on Tsewa, the Radical Openness of Heart That Can Change the World

A little guide to cultivating tsewa: the loving warmth of heart from which the awakened mind arises—from the popular Buddhist teacher and author of The Intelligent Heart. This is a call to a revolution of heart.

Milarepa: Lessons from the Life and Songs of Tibet’s Great Yogi

He went from being the worst kind of malevolent sorcerer to a devoted and ascetic Buddhist practitioner to a completely enlightened being all in a single lifetime . . .

Dreaming Me: Black, Baptist, and Buddhist—One Woman's Spiritual Journey

Jan Willis is not Baptist or Buddhist. She is simply both. Dreaming Me is the story of her life, as a child growing up in the Jim Crow South, dealing with racism in an Ivy League college, and becoming involved with the Black Panther Party.