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The Venerable Khenchen Thrangu Rinpoche has been ceaselessly teaching for the past 60 years.
He is the author of 40 Dharma books in English. In fact, his first book published in English was in 1973. Namo Buddha Publications is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, all-volunteer organization. Our income is directed toward supporting Rinpoche's teaching and charitable activities. The goal of Namo Buddha Publications is to make all of Thrangu Rinpoche's books, audio CDs, and video DVDs available at a reasonable price.

Unfortunately, the post office is charging us a minimum of $22.50 postage for any order outside the USA so we cannot accommodate foreign orders.




Open Door to Emptiness Transcending Ego: Distinguishing Consciousness from Wisdom [2013]
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Thrangu Rinpoche presents the four great analyses of Mipham Rinpoche's Gateway to Knowledge in a simple, direct, and practical manner, permitting the reader to easily grasp the Buddhist concept of Emptiness.

This is important because if we don't fully comprehend the insubstantiality of phenomena, we cannot really reduce our attachment to the world. Without this, we cannot develop true, universal compassion for all sentient beings.

Thrangu Rinpoche presents a lucid and accessible commentary on 3rd Karmapa Rangjung Dorje’s brilliant doha, demonstrating how to transform our confusion and emotional obscurations into wisdom.










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Shantideva's Guide to the Bodhisattva's Way of Life

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This is one of the most dearly beloved Buddhist texts and has been translated into over a dozen languages because of its relevance to modern times. This book was written by an eighth century Indian Bodhisattva, Shantideva, and is a comprehensive outline of what it is to be a bodhisattva.

This edition is unique because it contains both a translation of the root text and also a detailed verse by verse commentary by Thrangu Rinpoche, one of the outstanding teachers of our time, in this 265 page book. Other texts have either a translation of the root text with numerous notes or just the commentary with no root text to go back to.

The Bodhisattva’s Way begins explaining how and why to make offerings to the Three Jewels and how to take the bodhisattva vow (which has not changed in 1,300 years). It also covers how to develop compassion towards those we like and also those who want to harm us. This is done by developing selflessness and Shantideva explains how to how to develop patience for those people and things that obstruct us. Then he describes how to carry ourselves in a peaceful and pleasing way and how to develop diligence in the practice of meditation. The famous final 9th chapter explains how we should understand emptiness of all phenomena as a bodhisattva.

This book was checked by Geshe Lhakdor of the Library of Tibetan Works and Archives and published by them. Namo Buddha Publications is the only publisher in the US to make this book available. The book is beautifully typeset and on good quality paper.