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.


MDModern Buddhism: The Path of Compassion and Wisdom

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.