Our bookstore (please call or email ahead if outside of class times) carries a complete selection of Kadampa Buddhist books and audio recordings by Ven. Geshe Kelsang Gyatso, CDs of sung prayers, art prints and cards ready for framing. All profits are donated to the International Temples Project.
Tharpa Publications is the international publishing company of the NKT-IKBU and the exclusive publisher of 21 acclaimed Buddhist books by Ven. Geshe Kelsang Gyatso. Tharpa also produces a wide range of Buddhist audio books and prayer CDs, prayer books, and Buddhist art, which are available online at www.tharpa.co.za, in popular bookstores such as Exclusive Books and Wordsworth, and at NKT-IKBU Centers around the world. All the profits from the sale of Tharpa books and products are donated to the International Temples Project and used to build Kadampa Temples around the world.
Originally written in English, Geshe Kelsang’s bestselling books are now available in Spanish, French, German and Portuguese, and are currently being translated into many more of the world’s major languages.
Here you will find books on basic Buddhism & meditation, and all are available at our centre.
By developing and maintaining compassion and wisdom in daily life, we can transform our lives, improve our relationships with others and look behind appearances to see the way things really are. In this way we can find lasting happiness and accomplish the real meaning of our human life. With compassion and wisdom, like the two wings of a bird, we can quickly reach the enlightened world of a Buddha.
Modern Buddhism reveals how all aspects of Buddhism – from the most basic to the most profound – can be applied practically to solve our daily problems and experience deeper inner peace and happiness.
By following the practical advice given in this book we can transform our mind and our life, fulfill our human potential, and find everlasting peace and happiness.
What is the real meaning of human life?
How to find the source of happiness
The actual methods to solve our daily problems
How to accomplish our ultimate goal
In this busy world, our experiences of happiness are fleeting and short-lived, while inner peace eludes us completely. Our negative states of mind, such as uncontrolled desire and anger, create endless problems for ourselves and others, and prevent us from fulfilling our deepest wishes.
Buddha’s popular teaching on the Four Noble Truths offers a clear and simple solution, guiding us to an oasis of peace within our hearts.
This inspiring book reveals deeply transforming yet practical methods to enable a powerful opening of the heart, the source of all true happiness.
It explains how to meditate on eight beautiful verses that comprise one of Buddhism’s best-loved and most enduring teachings, Eight Verses of Training the Mind. Composed by the great Tibetan Bodhisattva, Langri Tangpa, this short poem shows how we can transform all life’s difficulties into valuable spiritual insights.
For centuries, these liberating meditation practices have brought lasting peace, inspiration, and serenity to countless people in the East.
Now, in this book, Geshe Kelsang Gyatso shares the immeasurably rich insight of this ancient wisdom with all those seeking lasting happiness in their modern lives.
This popular and practical best-selling meditation manual, now revised to make it more accessible to the general reader, allows us to discover for ourselves the inner peace and lightness of mind that come from meditation.
The author explains twenty-one step-by-step meditations leading to increasingly peaceful and beneficial states of mind that together form the entire Buddhist path to enlightenment.
By practicing these meditations, we can transform our daily lives, fulfill our spiritual potential, and find lasting happiness.
2,500 years after the passing of Buddha, his message continues to resonate. This highly accessible best selling title covers topics such as:
- Who was Buddha?
- Past and future lives
- Why and how to meditate
The book explains the essential principles of the Buddhist way of life and what it means to be a Buddhist. Meditation is explained clearly and simply as a tool for developing qualities such as inner peace, love, and patience.
Those developing an interest in Buddhism and meditation will find this book an ideal guide.