Books

Books by Venerable Thubten Chodron

Venerable Thubten Chodron has authored 25 books and edited 22 others. Monthly eTeachings share excerpts from her books – we invite you to sign up here. Books in translation can be found on the corresponding English book page or on book genre pages if there is no English equivalent. Learn more about each book below.

The Library of Wisdom and Compassion

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Realizing the Profound View

COMING SOON: Dec. 20, 2022! This 8th volume in The Library of Wisdom and Compassion series, the s...

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Courageous Compassion

The 6th book in the multi-volume collection and the 2nd devoted to compassion. Courageous Compass...

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Samsara, Nirvana, and Buddha Nature

Volume 3 of The Library of Wisdom and Compassion addresses the unsatisfactory nature of samsara, ...

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Approaching the Buddhist Path

Volume 1 of The Library of Wisdom and Compassion introduces material that sets the context for Bu...

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New to Buddhism

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Open Heart, Clear Mind

A practical introduction to the application of Buddhist psychology to modern life in order to bet...

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Buddhism for Beginners

An accessible and engaging introduction to some of the most commonly asked questions about the es...

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Taming the Mind

A book showing us how to find peace and contentment through the application of the teachings of t...

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Gavin Discovers the Secret to Happiness

A book enjoyable and beneficial for all ages, Gavin Discovers the Secret to Happiness has much to...

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Dharma in Daily Life

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Awaken Every Day

An instant dose of everyday wisdom, these insightful reflections help us understand our minds, ou...

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An Open-Hearted Life

How do we turn “do more, have more, be more” on its head and cultivate compassion as ...

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The Compassionate Kitchen

Food can be used to nourish both the body and the mind. The Compassionate Kitchen speaks to eatin...

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Working with Anger

A variety of Buddhist methods for subduing anger, not by changing what is happening, but by worki...

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Meditation, Prayers, and Practices

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Guided Buddhist Meditations

This invaluable resource provides Dharma practitioners with clear explanations of the stages of t...

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Pearl of Wisdom, Book I

A compilation of prayers and practices commonly taught to people beginning to study and practice ...

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Pearl of Wisdom, Book II

An inspiring resource for students who have already entered into the practice of Tibetan Buddhism...

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Cultivating a Compassionate Heart

The Buddha of Compassion, whether known as Chenrezig, Avalokiteshvara, Kuan Yin, or Kannon, is wi...

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Deeper Buddhist Study

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Good Karma

A commentary that plants a classic Buddhist text, the Wheel of Sharp Weapons, squarely into life ...

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Don’t Believe Everything You Think

A highly accessible commentary on the classic text The Thirty-seven Practices of Bodhisattvas. In...

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Buddhism: One Teacher, Many Traditions

This unique text maps out the convergence and divergence of the two major Buddhist movements—the ...

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Practical Ethics and Profound Emptiness

Let a great Tibetan scholar, Khensur Jampa Tegchok, guide you through one of Nagarjuna’s ma...

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Monastic Life

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Exploring Monastic Life Handbook

A collection of articles compiled by the Sravasti Abbey community to provide guidance for those i...

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Building Community

Practical and contemporary perspectives from an abbess and her students on the joys and challenge...

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Lamrim eBooks

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Lamrim Teachings: Volume I

Lamrim foundations and preliminary practices, plus teachings on precious human life. This freely ...

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Lamrim Teachings: Volume II

The path in common with the initial scope practitioner. This freely distributed ebook contains li...

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Study Guides

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Approaching the Buddhist Path: Study Guide

Approaching the Buddhist Path, Volume 1 in The Library of Wisdom and Compassion, introduces us to...

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Don’t Believe Everything You Think: Study Guide

This study guide serves as a resource for the book Don’t Believe Everything You Think: Living wit...

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Free Distribution Books

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Seven Tips for a Happy Life

Seven essential tips for cultivating happiness drawn from the Buddha’s teachings. Based on ...

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I Wonder Why

Answers to common questions about Buddhism in everyday English.

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Monastic Rites

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Pravrajya and Shiksamana Ordination Rites

Rites for ordaining novice monastics and training nuns from the Dharmaguptaka Vinaya. This text i...

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Teachings and Rites for Sramaneri/as

Essential rites and teachings for novice Buddhist monastics from the Dharmaguptaka Vinaya. This t...

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