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  • Words of Wisdom 2003 Calendar ~DALAI LAMA Andrews McMeel Paperback - 2002
  • Advice On Dying, ~Dalai Lama Rider Hardcover - 7 November, 2002

By Sogyal Rinpoche Bestselling author of
The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying

Publication: 4th April 2002, Rider £7.99

Best-selling author and revered spiritual teacher, Sogyal Rinpoche treats us once again to a journey of true enlightenment, with this, his latest book The Future of Buddhism. Following the extraordinary success of The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying, Soygal Rinpoche has emerged as one of the most respected and successful spiritual teachers of modern time. Drawing on 25 years of experience of teaching in the West, this book is a fascinating collection of articles, which are reflections of some of the most vital issues affecting Buddhism in the modern world.

Presented in a clear and accessible manner, these articles address a selection of crucial issues, specifically highlighting areas such as, adaptation, training, integration and the support of a sangha (a community of practitioners), as well as how to ensure that Buddhism is made wholly accessible while still retaining its uniqueness and great strength as a complete spiritual path.

Also discussed, is the contribution which has been made to the modern world by the spiritual and mental dimensions of healing within the Buddhist tradition. Focusing on areas such as, training the mind and meditation, the author elaborates on the effects of the mind on our spiritual, mental and physical well-being. Finally and perhaps most profoundly, Rinpoche discusses the deceptions which can be cast by our own minds and the importance of being able to permeate the mind and its delusions, so as not to be dominated by ignorance and misunderstanding. The Future of Buddhism is a true gem, a blue print for our time. Its accessible manner will appeal to both practising Buddhists and the general reader.


Sogyal Rinpoche was born in Tibet and entered a monastery when he was four months old. He fled the country with the Dalai Lama in 1959 and was educated in India and Cambridge. Since then, he has taught throughout the world. He is the spiritual director of Rigpa, an organisation devoted to introducing the teachings of the Buddha and to offering advice on spiritual care for the dying.


Why Buddhism? -- Vicki MacKenzie
(Hardcover - HarperCollins - 15 April, 2002)
Our Price: £13.59

This title takes a look at why Buddhism is the fastest-growing religion in the West. Vicki Mackenzie, author of "A Cave in the Snow", has been a Buddhist for 25 years. An interviewer, journalist and author, she explores this question in the UK, the US and Australia, with people who have turned to Buddhism, taking its philosophy and spirit into their lives and work. Among the stories are those of composer Philip Glass and Professor Bob Thurman and Buddhist luminaries Sharon Salzberg and Stephen Batchelor. The book explores Buddhism in relation to: ideas about other religions; about work and worldly success; thoughts on mind, consciousness and enlightenment; views on nature, the family, relationships; and death. The picture that emerges is a reflection on what Buddhism means to the contemporary West. This picture shows that Buddhism appears to attract intelligent and creative thinkers who seek a wiser way to live, inspiring them with joyful spirituality, tolerant and practical ethics, and fellowship within the unity of all life. (.co.uk


How to Practise ~His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Jeffrey Hopkins PhD (Editor) Rider Hardcover - 25 January, 2002 (co.uk


NEW: LIVING DHARMA by Ven. Lama Yeshe Losal A practical guide to Buddhism and its application in daily life , Dzalendara Publishing ISBN 0-906181-21-6 Printed in Scotland, UK RRP £9.99 plus P&P per copy (UK £2, Europe £2.50, Rest of world £3)

ONLY available from Kagyu Samye Dzong London & Samyeling Scotland.

An indispensable guide to living in the 21st century Venerable Lama Yeshe Losal is the colourful and charismatic Abbot of Kagyu Samye Ling monastery and Tibetan Centre, Director of the internationally acclaimed Holy Island Project and the much loved and respected Retreat and Meditation Master for a host of students from around the world. This book, based on transcripts from some of Lama Yeshe Losal's recent teachings, was compiled by a dedicated team of those students, who worked together with the common aim of sharing the wisdom and wit of their teacher with a wider audience. The main body of the book deals with the practical application of Buddhism in one's daily life. In his direct, down to earth style, Lama Yeshe Losal both demystifies and illulminates these profound teachings in such a way as to make them easily understandable and accessible to even the most obdurate mind. With his insight, humour, and knowledge of a broad spectrum of people from both the East and West, Lama Yeshe teaches from the Buddhist perspective on life and gives practical advice, with detailed meditation instructions, in a simple but inspiring way.



The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying ~Sogyal Rinpoche Rider Paperback - 7 May, 1998 - Paperback - 440 pages new edition (7 May, 1998) Rider; ISBN: 0712671390 (.co.uk)


A Spiritual Classic from one of the Foremost Interpreters Of Tibetan Buddhism to the West By Sogyal Rinpoche

'A gentle, humane and eloquent guide' Guardian

'Brilliant' Mail on Sunday

'For readers of all religions and readers of none' Observer

'One of the most helpful books I have ever read' John Cleese

Sogyal Rinpoche speaks directly and clearly to the Western mind and heart with humour, joy and great warmth' Richard Gere

Foreword by His Holiness the Dalai Lama

Publication: May 2nd 2002, Rider £9.99

10 years ago something remarkable happened in British publishing, Rider, then a specialist imprint of The Random House Group added a new book to its list. The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying by Sogyal Rinpoche. At the time, little was known of the author, other than that he was a Tibetan Buddhist meditation master with an exceptional ability to teach, and the British public knew even less about Buddhism. The early nineties were witnessing the emergence of a new and exciting field of publishing, a field however, that still had to take the industry and public by storm. It very soon became clear that The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying was a spiritual masterpiece, with the extraordinary ability to carry a lucid and accessible interpretation of Tibetan Buddhism into Western idiom. This masterpiece explained with exceptional clarity, topics such as life, death, meditation, the nature of the mind, compassion, love, karma and rebirth.

-2- As its popularity began to soar, so did the sales, and it was not long before The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying became a worldwide bestseller. To date it has sold a staggering 1.6 million copies. Now described as the 'definitive new spiritual classic of our time', the success of The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying has been so phenomenal that the publisher is celebrating its tenth anniversary with the launch of a beautiful new, revised and updated edition, which is due for publication on May 2nd 2002. In this way, a vast new readership is guaranteed.

The Author

Born in Kham in Eastern Tibet, Sogyal Rinpoche was recognized as the incarnation of Lerab Lingpa Tertön Sogyal, a teacher to the thirteenth Dalai Lama, by Jamyang Khyentse Chökyi Lodrö, one of the most outstanding masters of the twentieth century. Jamyang Khyentse supervised Rinpoche's training and raised him like his own son. Rinpoche went on to study with many other masters, of all schools, especially Kyabjé Dudjom Rinpoche and Kyabjé Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche. First as translator and aide to these masters, and then teaching in his own right, he travelled to many countries, observing the reality of people's lives, and searching how to translate the teachings so as to make them relevant to modern men and women, by drawing out their universal message, while losing none of their authenticity, purity and power. Out of this was born his unique style of teaching, and his ability to attune the teachings to modern life, demonstrated so vividly in his ground-breaking book, The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying. A million and a half copies of this spiritual classic have been printed, in twenty-six languages and thirty-eight countries. Rinpoche continues to travel widely addressing thousands of people on his teaching tours, and frequently speaking at major conferences.


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The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying ~Sogyal Rinpoche Rider Paperback - 7 May, 1998 - Paperback - 440 pages new edition (7 May, 1998) Rider; ISBN: 0712671390 (.co.uk) - see 'bestselling section'

The Little Book of Buddhism; Paperback ~ His Holiness the Dalai Lama
The Little Book of Wisdom; Paperback ~ His Holiness the Dalai Lama


Meditation - Insight Meditation - Vipassana

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Tibetan Medicine

Tibetan Art of Living Christopher Hansard - Synopsis This text aims to show how to achieve perfect spiritual and physical health using traditional Tibetan medical wisdom. The author, a leading practitioner in Tibetan medicine, describes the principles of Tibetan medicine for mind/body health and then shows simple ways to incorporate its wisdom into our daily lives - from dietary guidelines, exercise, mind-strengthening and rejuvenation techniques, to the use of herbs for common ailments. read more

Tibetan Dream Yoga

Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche, a Lama in the Bon tradition of Tibet, presently resides in Charlottesville, Virginia. He is the founder and director of The Ligmincha Institute, an organization dedicated to the study and practice of the teachings of the Bon tradition. He was born in Amritsar, India, after his parents fled the Chinese invasion of Tibet, and received training from both Buddhist and Bon teachers, attaining the degree of Geshe, the highest academic degree of traditional Tibetan culture. He has been in the United States since 1991 and has taught widely in Europe and America.

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His Holiness the Dalai Lama, et al

  • Words of Wisdom 2003 Calendar ~DALAI LAMA Andrews McMeel Paperback - 2002


A guide to the basic steps of enlightenment, demonstrating how to practise morality, meditation and wisdom. His Holiness, The Dalai Lama provides guidance on mental calm, altruism and compassion, refraining from harm and focusing the mind, together with his more general teachings and wisdom.
(January 2002) Pocket Books; ISBN: 0743427084 (Europe /


Sogyal Rinpoche

Sogyal Rinpoche was born in Tibet and entered a monastery when he was four months old. He fled the country with the Dalai Lama in 1959 and was educated in India and Cambridge. Since then, he has taught throughout the world. He is the spiritual director of Rigpa, an organisation devoted to introducing the teachings of the Buddha and to offering advice on spiritual care for the dying.

The Future of Buddhism, Sogyal Rinpoche, Rider - see ' New books' at top of page

The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying ~Sogyal Rinpoche Rider Paperback - 7 May, 1998 - Paperback - 440 pages new edition (7 May, 1998) Rider; ISBN: 0712671390 (.co.uk) - see 'bestselling section'

Zen master - Thich Nhat Hanh

In exile in his Plum village home on the hillside southwestern France lives world renowned Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh, mystic, scholar, activist and Vietnamese Bhuddhist monk. During the Vietnam war, Martin Luther King, Jr. nominated Thich Nhat Hanh for the Nobel Peace Prize in recognition of his spirited leadership as chairman of the Vietnamese Buddhist Peace Delegation. Today, Hanh is the author of over 25 books.

"Buddhism does not just run away from suffering. Buddhism confronts suffering, looking direstly at it..... When you understand suffering, a kind of energy is born in you, the energy of compassion, the energy of lovingkindness."

"If we observe reality deeply, in the light of impermanence, non-self... we'll be able to touch the world of no birth and no death that is available in the here and the now. And once you have touched [that world] all your fear and most of your suffering will vanish."

Ole Nydahl (Kagyu lineage)

Entering the Diamond Way, Blue Dolphin Publ. (Nevada City), ISBN 0-931892-03-1, 240 pp., 53 photos (no color photos), US$ 14.95 (UK / US)

"A perfect book to introduce Westerners to Tibetan Buddhism." This is the genuinely compelling story, and spiritual odyssey, of Ole and Hannah Nydahl, who in 1968 became the first Western students of the great Tibetan master, His Holiness the 16th Gyalwa Karmapa.

After being recognized and trained by some of the greatest lamas of the Kagyu lineage, Ole now trasmits the blessing of the lineage and travels as authorized lama and Buddhist meditation master, teaching and establishing centers of Tibetan Buddhism, while Hannah is a much sought-after translator. Their countless friends everywhere work hard to assure that the prophecy of Padmasambhava is fulffiled:

"When the fire ox drives on wheels and the iron bird flies everywhere, my teaching will come to the land of the white man."

The Way Things Are : A Living Approach to Buddhism for Today's World (Buddhism Today) ~Lama Ole Nydahl

Riding the Tiger : Twenty Years on the Road : Risks and Joys of Bringing Tibetan Buddhism to the West ~Ole Nydahl

Tarthang Tulku (Nyingma Tradition)

Chogyam Trungpa

Geshe Kelsang Gyatso

Tulku Thondup (Nyingma)

Venerable Henepola Gunaratana


Robert Thurman


Lama Surya Das

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David Brazier

Zen Therapy; Paperback ~ David Brazier (.co.uk

The New Buddhism by David Brazier (.co.uk

An illuminating and positive book that will inspire those seeking spiritual regeneration. The New Buddhism states clearly and boldly that Buddhism should be and originally was about engagement with the world and about the practice of truth and compassion. It shows that for genuine spiritual renewal Buddhism must be about more than contemplation and personal growth. Buddhism, David Brazier explains, is not an absolute truth. It is 'a raft to carry one across the stream, not something to burden one when one reaches the other shore. Get across that stream as quickly as possible, was [the Buddha's] message, there's work to do on the other side...' Brazier restores the idea of the Buddha as a spiritual leader with a vision of a peaceful revolution and takes a completely new look at many aspects of Buddhism, reinterpreting them in terms of the Buddha's social aims. Western and Eastern visions of enlightenment are compared and the mystique of lineage is questioned. Above all, the author draws a line between 'extinction' Buddhism and 'liberation' Buddhism - the former aiming to free the individual from this world, and the latter aiming to perfect this world by freeing it from the large scale forces of greed and delusion.

The Feeling Buddha; Paperback ~ David Brazier (.co.uk

This account explains how the Buddha's path of wisdom and loving kindness grew out of the challenges he encountered in life. It explores enlightenment, nirvana, and the Four Noble Truths, presenting a picture of the Buddha as a very human figure whose success lay not in his perfection, but in his method of positively utilizing the energy generated by personal suffering.

Mark Epstein

Thoughts Without a Thinker : Psychotherapy from a Buddhist Perspective; Paperback ~ Mark Epstein

Going to Pieces Without Falling Apart Mark Epstein (.co.uk Paperback - 224 pages (15 February, 1999)
HarperCollins; ISBN: 0722537948

Jack Kornfield

A Path With Heart : A Guide Through the Perils and Promises of Spiritual Life; Paperback ~ Jack Kornfield



Milarepa was an 11th-century Buddhist yogi revered by Tibetans as the best single exemplar of the religious life. He wandered from village to village, teaching enlightenment through spontaneous songs that are collected here, in a book that is Tibet's Mahabharata, its Bible.


The Life of Marpa the Translator: Seeing Accomplishes All by Nalanda Translation Committee (Translator), Chogyam Trungpa


The Life of Mahasiddha Tilopa , ~Marpa Chos-Kyi Blo-Gros, Paljor Publications ,Paperback - 2001




Boundless Healing Meditation Exercises to Enlighten the Mind and Heal the Body By Tulku Thondup , Foreword by Daniel Goleman


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