1. January 2019

Distributing Wisdom

Distributing the Wisdom of Modern Buddhism

Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche has written twenty-three authoritative books on Buddhism and meditation, which are published and distributed worldwide by Tharpa Publications.

Written with extraordinary clarity, these books offer a practical approach that meets the needs of modern people. They are available in many languages and range from introductory works to detailed commentaries on the most profound aspects of Buddhism. Venerable Geshe Kelsang’s books form the basis of the highly popular study programmes in modern Kadampa Buddhism that are the core programmes of Kadampa centres around the world.

To find out more about these books and other Tharpa products, and to purchase online, visit tharpa.com

The Mirror of Dharma

How to Find the Real Meaning of Human Life

A new book by Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche available at the International Spring Festival 2018

In this practical guide to the Buddhist path, Venerable Geshe-la, as he is affectionately known, gives a special presentation of the essential practices of Buddha’s teachings of both Sutra and Tantra. Based on his deep experience gained from a lifetime spent in meditation, and inspired by the unsurpassed teachings of Je Tsongkhapa and the oral instructions of the Ganden Emanation Scripture, the author gives personal advice from his heart on how to make our human life meaningful, to learn how to be happy all the time and to solve our daily problems of anger, uncontrolled desire, ignorance and so forth.

Using a mirror we can improve our physical qualities, and using the mirror of Dharma we can improve our inner qualities by developing cherishing love for all living beings, compassion for all living beings and loving kindness for everyone until we attain the ultimate good quality of enlightenment.

This practical guide includes:

  • Essential insights on the advice from Je Tsongkhapa’s heart called The Three Principal Aspects of the Path to Enlightenment
  • How we can use the Request to the Lord of All Lineages prayer to contemplate and meditate on all the stages of the path of both Sutra and Tantra • How to train in the meditation practice of Avalokiteshvara, the Buddha of Compassion
  • A special presentation of the practice of the stages of the path to enlightenment, known as Lamrim