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Deepen your study of the Buddha's teachings by delving into accessible commentaries by Venerable Thubten Chodron and her teachers on core texts and concepts in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition.

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Books in translation

Most can be found on the corresponding English book page. Books without an English equivalent, like the following, are on book genre pages.

Book cover of Practical Ethics and Profound Emptiness

Practical Ethics and Profound Emptiness

Let a great Tibetan scholar, Khensur Jampa Tegchok, guide you through one of Nagarjuna’s masterworks. Timely advice on everyday life, ethics, public policy, and the true nature of our existence. Edited by Venerable Thubten Chodron.

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Book cover of Good Karma

Good Karma

A commentary that plants a classic Buddhist text, the Wheel of Sharp Weapons, squarely into life in the modern world. Good Karma elucidates how we can eliminate the causes of anxiety, fear, and depression and create the causes of joy.

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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 Sanskrit traditions of Tibet and East Asia and the Pali traditions of Sri Lanka and Southeast Asia.

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Book cover of Dont Believe Everything You Think

Don’t Believe Everything You Think

A highly accessible commentary on the classic text The Thirty-seven Practices of Bodhisattvas. Includes stories of how students have applied these teachings to transform their lives. A text that leads us to stretch our minds toward new perspectives.

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Book cover of Insight Into Emptiness

Insight into Emptiness

Khensur Jampa Tegchok, former abbot of Sera Jey Monastery, unpacks Buddhism’s animating philosophy—the emptiness of all appearances.

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Transforming Adversity into Joy and Courage

An inspiring commentary on The Thirty-Seven Practices of Bodhisattvas by Khensur Jampa Tegchok. Clear instruction on developing love, compassion, and a correct view of emptiness.

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