Books on Buddhism

Books and Articles on Buddhism

Dechen’s publishing houses Ganesha and Dechen Foundation publish translations of traditional texts and also books by Lama Jampa Thaye and other authors. Please see a selection below available online or as e-books Kindle format.

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Patterns in Emptiness - Understanding Dependent Origination in Buddhism

How do Buddha’s teachings answer the most profound questions of existence? This book shows how understanding this core Buddhist teaching of “dependent origination” that can transform our understanding

Essentials of Tibetan Buddhism

An introduction to this age-old – yet startlingly contemporary – tradition, written for a Western audience. For those who wish to see into the heart of Tibetan Buddhism, this book offers the window.

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Bodhicaryavatra - Santideva and Sonam Tsemo

The 8th century Indian master Santideva’s classic, the Bodhicaryavatara or ‘Entering the Bodhisattva Conduct’. A new English translation, with commentary composed by Sonam Tsemo (1142-1182).

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Rain of Clarity - Guide to the Buddhist Path from the Sakya Tradition

Rain of Clarity is a guide the Buddhist path according to the glorious Sakya tradition, including a presentation of the Madhyamaka system of Sakya, known as ‘Madhyamaka free from extremes’

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A Garland of Gold - History of Kagyu Tradition

A history of the early masters of the great Kagyu tradition of Tibetan Buddhism, such as Saraha, Naropa, Marpa, Milarepa and their spiritual heirs.

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