More Shambala Books

(Snow Lion Books Imprints)

Shambhala Publications is a philosophical and Buddistic publishing company based in Boulder, Colorado. According to the company, it specializes in “books that present creative and conscious ways of transforming the individual, the society, and the planet”. This company has many books that teach Buddhism, philosophy, meditations and similar topics.

In the year 2012, Shambala acquired Snow Lion Publications. Snow Lion Publications carried many Tiben Buddhism books with them into the fold of the Shambala Books.

Snow Lion Publications was inspired by a meeting with the Dalai Lama, and devoted to the preservation of Tibetan Buddhism and culture. Snow Lion is publishing translations from all the schools of Tibetan Buddhism, academic as well as popular titles, particularly monastic textbooks from the various traditions.

Below are great books from Shamabala Books under their Snow Lion Imprints we recommend > Next Page


 

DARING STEPS TOWARD FEARLESSNESS:

The Three Vehicles of Buddhism
by Ringu Tulku

Ringu Tulku, renowned for both his insight and his Western-friendly style, has produced a breathtaking overview of the Buddhist path that embraces all three traditional Buddhist yanas or spiritual paths. He weaves a dynamic synergy that reveals the vital role of each path in the attainment of genuine realization. Bringing the teachings back repeatedly to the reader’s own experience, Ringu Tulku both educates and inspires, connecting the Dharma’s profundity with the spirit of the Buddha’s awakening. Daring Steps Toward Fearlessness draws on several venerable sources, ranging from the Buddha’s earliest teachings to a Vajrayana text by the yogi known as Crazy Khyentse. Ringu Tulku brilliantly takes us from the most basic meditation practice to the rarefied realm of Mahamudra, touching on a dazzling range of teachings and techniques along the way.

280 pages, paper.


HIGHEST YOGA TANTRA
by Daniel Cozort
This extraordinary book clearly outlines and discusses the methods for transforming both body and mind through the highest forms of tantric practice.

– Part One discusses the practices common to sutra and tantra.
– Part Two presents the generation stage of Highest Yoga Tantra.
– Part Three covers the entirety of the completion stage yogas (i.e., physical isolation, verbal isolation, mental isolation, illusory body, clear light, and union).
– Part Four compares the Kalachakra and Guhyasamaja stages of completion.

Remarkable for its definitive clarity, this exposition of the stages of Highest Yoga Tantra is the first of its kind in the English language and a must for anyone interested in these highest tantras.

200 pages, paper.


THE GREAT KAGYU MASTERS:
The Golden Lineage Treasury
translated by Khenpo Konchog Gyaltsen Rinpoche
For inspiration, Buddhists turn to the life stories of how the great masters of their lineage struggled with their circumstances and achieved enlightenment. This important and very readable volume tells the extraordinary tales of the greatest teachers of the Kagyu, the lineage with the widest following in the U.S. These wonderful stories of miracles, great feats, and transcendence make for a fascinating, meaningful read.

Presenting the life stories of several enlightened masters including Tilopa, Naropa, Marpa, Milarepa, Gampopa, and others, The Great Kagyu Masters is part biography, part religious history, and part insight into principles and teachings of this dynamic path of Tibetan Buddhism.

278 pages, paper.


DZOGCHEN TEACHINGS
by Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Dzogchen, or the path of Total Perfection, is the essence of Tibetan Buddhism; it is not a religion, tradition, or philosophy. As Chogyal Namkhai Norbu says, “Dzogchen is the path of self-liberation that enables one to discover one’s true nature. Dzogchen is the reality of our true condition, not only the name of a teaching. Dzogchen is our own totally self-perfected state. In Dzogchen, the teacher gives you methods for discovering that true condition.” Through these concise, clear, direct, and precise explanations and instructions, Namkhai Norbu makes these profound teachings accessible to everyone. All the chapters contain beneficial instructions for both beginning and advanced students regardless of which tradition they may follow, and insights into the genuine meaning of important subjects related to Sutra, Tantra, and Dzogchen.

168 pages, paper.


HOW KARMA WORKS:
The Twelve Links of Dependent Arising
by Geshe Sonam Rinchen, trans. & ed. by Ruth Sonam
We all want to find happiness and be free from suffering. Happiness comes from positive mental states and actions, and suffering from the opposite. The twelve-part process of dependent arising shows how actions underlain by ignorance propel us from one rebirth into another, keeping us trapped in suffering, and how through understanding reality correctly we can break this cycle. The four noble truths, the twelve links of dependent arising, and the two truths regarding conventional and ultimate reality, all interrelated, form the very core of the Buddha’s teaching.

This oral teaching by Geshe Sonam Rinchen is based on the Rice Seedling Sutra and the twenty-sixth chapter of Nagarjuna’s Treatise on the Middle Way.

160 pages, paper.

 


THE PRACTICE OF THE SIX YOGAS OF NAROPA
translated, edited and introduced by Glenn H. Mullin
An illuminating look at key aspects of Tibetan Buddhist practice, of interest to many practitioners, is presented in this practical and interesting book. Through demonstrating the interrelationship of the outer, inner, and secret teachings and a textual analysis of the words of four renowned Dzogchen yogis, it makes clear that the practice of Bodhichitta is a necessary aspect of every practice within Tibetan Buddhism. Unlike other books that present either the teachings of Bodhichitta or the teachings of Dzogchen as their own system of practice, this book presents them not even as complementary practices, but as a deconstructed inner and outer which are fundamentally intertwined.

256 pages, paper.

 


THE UNION OF DZOGCHEN AND BODHICHITTA:
A Guide to the Attainment of Wisdom
by Anyen Rinpoche
An illuminating look at key aspects of Tibetan Buddhist practice, of interest to many practitioners, is presented in this practical and interesting book. Through demonstrating the interrelationship of the outer, inner, and secret teachings and a textual analysis of the words of four renowned Dzogchen yogis, it makes clear that the practice of Bodhichitta is a necessary aspect of every practice within Tibetan Buddhism. Unlike other books that present either the teachings of Bodhichitta or the teachings of Dzogchen as their own system of practice, this book presents them not even as complementary practices, but as a deconstructed inner and outer which are fundamentally intertwined.

256 pages, paper.

 


TIBETAN THANGKA PAINTING: Methods and Materials
by David Jackson and Janice Jackson
The only book available that gives detailed descriptions of the techniques and principles of the art of Tibetan scroll painting, Tibetan Thangka Painting is the distillation of research carried out over a period of ten years, collected during five journeys to Nepal and India, and compiled from some twenty traditional painters.

208 pp., 8.25″ x 11″, lavishly illustrated

 

 

 


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