Buddhist Books and Audio Meditations in the Kadampa Tradition

Below is a list of Buddhist books and Audio Meditations that are used to form the basis of the teachings here at Khedrubje Kadampa Buddhist Centre:

Advanced Book:

Clear Light of Bliss

    • clear light of bliss

An in-depth exploration of profound Tantric methods for generating a deeply peaceful mind by harnessing our body’s subtle energies.

Advanced Book:

Great Treasury of Merit

    • great treasury of merit

Clear instructions on how to rely correctly upon a Spiritual Guide, the foundation for all spiritual attainments.

Advanced Book:

The New Guide to Dakini Land

    • The New Guide to Dakini Land

The New Guide to Dakini Land is a revised version of Venerable Geshe Kelsang’s original book Guide to Dakini Land.

Advanced Book:

The Oral Instructions of Mahamudra

    • The Oral Instructions of Mahamudra

This precious book reveals the uncommon practice of Tantric Mahamudra of the Ganden Oral Lineage, which the author received directly from his Spiritual Guide, Dorjechang Trijang Rinpoche. It explains clearly and concisely the entire spiritual path from the initial preliminary practices to the final completion stages of Highest Yoga Tantra that enable us to attain full enlightenment in this life.

Beginners Book:

Books for Children

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The Buddhism for Children series invites children to make a journey of self-discovery and self-improvement to help them realize their full potential.

Beginners Book:

Eight Steps to Happiness

    • eight steps to happiness

An in-depth and practical explanation of one of Buddhism's best-loved teachings, Eight Verses of Training the Mind, by the great Tibetan Bodhisattva, Langri Tangpa.

Beginners Book:

How to Solve Our Human Problems

    • How to Solve Our Human Problems

In this busy world, our experiences of happiness are fleeting and short-lived, while inner peace eludes us completely.

Beginners Book:

How to Transform Your Life

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Transform Your Life shows how we can discover the real meaning of our human life by fulfilling our human potential and finding everlasting peace and happiness. A perfect manual for inner transformation.

Beginners Book:

Introduction to Buddhism

    • introduction to buddhism

An introductory book on basic buddhist principles, who Buddha was and meditation. This book is a great first book for new comers to buddhism who want a complete overview of it from a practical point of view.

Beginners Book:

Modern Buddhism

    • Modern Buddhism

An inspiring handbook of daily practice that is perfectly suited for those seeking solutions within Buddhism, as well as for encouraging practitioners of all faiths to deepen their understanding and practice of the spiritual path.

Beginners Book:

The New Meditation Handbook

    • the new meditation handbook beginners buddhist meditation book

The New Meditation Handbook is an explanation of twenty-one essential Buddhist meditations that guide us step-by-step towards enlightenment.

Intermediate Book:

Guide to the Bodhisattva's Way of Life

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Guide to the Bodhisattva's way of Life is a famous and universally loved poem for daily living that has inspired many generations of Buddhists and non-Buddhists.

Intermediate Book:

Heart Jewel

    • Heart Jewel

The book Heart Jewel is an explanation of how to overcome obstacles and difficulties on the spiritual path by developing compassion, wisdom and spiritual strength.

Intermediate Book:

How to Understand the Mind

    • how to understand the mind

This remarkable book offers us deep insight into our mind, and shows how an understanding of its nature and functions can be used practically in everyday experience to improve our lives.

Intermediate Book:

Joyful Path of Good Fortune

    • Joyful Path of Good Fortune

Joyful Path of Good Fortune is a book that explans all of Buddhas teachings. It is a real jewel through which the joyful path can be found and practiced.

Intermediate Book:

Living Meaningfully, Dying Joyfully

    • Living Meaningfully, Dying Joyfully

We are alive, therefore we will die. This is the simplest, most obvious truth of our existence, yet very few of us have really come to terms with this fact. This inspiring book helps us to make the most of our human life, to prepare for death without fear or denial, and to help others who are dying.

Intermediate Book:

Mahamudra Tantra

    • mahamudra tantra beginners buddhist meditation book

A clear and simple manual for practising Mahamudra Tantra – the quick and profound method for uncovering the deepest levels of peace and happiness within our own mind.

Intermediate Book:

Meaningful to Behold

    • Meaningful to Behold

With this commentary, the full effectiveness and profundity of this wonderful poem are revealed in full and made applicable for our time. This practical handbook is essential for those wishing to follow a way of life characterised by greater empathy and compassion for others.

Intermediate Book:

The Bodhisattva Vow

    • Bodhisattva Vow

Guidelines on how to live a more compassionate way of life by becoming a Bodhisattva, which leads to ultimate happiness for ourselves and others.

Intermediate Book:

The Mirror of Dharma

    • mirror of dharma

This book gives practical advice on how we can solve our daily problems of uncontrolled desire, anger and ignorance, and how to make our human life meaningful.

Intermediate Book:

The New Heart of Wisdom

    • New Heart of Wisdom

This completely new presentation by the author of Modern Buddhism offers truly liberating insights and advice for the contemporary reader.

Intermediate Book:

Universal Compassion

    • universal compassion

The heart of Buddha’s teachings is unconditional love and compassion. In this inspiring explanation of the popular Buddhist poem Training the Mind in Seven Points, Geshe Kelsang reveals powerful and far-reaching methods for us to develop these altruistic states.

Meditation Audi:

Living Meditation Series

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Guided by an experienced meditator, these nine meditations provide a comprehensive introduction for beginners.

Prayer Book:

A Pure Life

    • a pure life booklet tharpa prayers

The practice of taking and keeping the eight Mahayana precepts is a special practice of moral discipline that is performed with bodhichitta, the compassionate wish to attain enlightenment for the benefit of all beings. 

Prayer Book:

Heart Jewel

    • heart jewel

This short prayer booklet includes two practices revealed by the Wisdom Buddha Manjushri.

Prayer Book:

Liberation From Sorrow

    • liberation from sorrow

Prayers for developing a deep feeling of closeness with Buddha Tara, through which we can receive her blessings and protection.

Prayer Book:

Melodious Drum

    • melodious drum booklet tharpa prayers

The extensive sadhana, or ‘method of attainment’, for fulfilling our commitment to rely upon the Dharma Protector and to practise Lamrim, Lojong and Mahamudra, and for restoring any degenerate or broken commitments.

Prayer Book:

Offering to the Spiritual Guide

    • Offering to the Spiritual Guide

Offering to the Spiritual Guide, or Lama Chopa in Tibetan, is a special Guru yoga of Je Tsongkhapa in conjunction with Highest Yoga Tantra.

Prayer Book:

Powa Ceremony

    • powa ceremony booklet tharpa prayers

A special method for leading countless deceased beings to the Pure Land of a Buddha.

Prayer Book:

The Bodhisattva's Confession of Moral Downfalls

    • confession buddhas

Because of the negative actions that we have created in the past under the influence of deluded minds we now experience suffering and problems, as well as difficulties in developing faith and conviction in spiritual practice and in making progress on the path to enlightenment.

Prayer Book:

Wishfulfilling Jewel

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This prayer booklet includes two special practices revealed by the Wisdom Buddha Manjushri.

Prayer Book:

Yoga of Buddha Amitayus

    • Yoga of Buddha Amitayus

The greatest obstacles to the fulfilment of our wish to experience pure happiness are death and ignorance. In these prayers we make requests to Buddha Amitayus, the Buddha of Long Life.