Pause, Relax, and get ready for your Summer Reading

 

Our favorite summer reads are all available at our bookshop.

How to Meditate. A Practical Guide by Kathleen McDonald

Wisdom publications £10.99 from the Jamyang bookshop

Kathleen McDonald (Sangye Khadro) published this book 38 years ago and is still one of the best on the topic. One of the first books written specifically for the Western people, making it extremely accessible and easy to understand, in fact, the book has now been translated into nine foreign languages!
Most of the meditation follows the Mahayana Buddhist tradition, but you’ll also find some personalized meditation from the author, and from the Theravada tradition as well.
The success of this book is in the simple words used to guide the practitioner into mediation: simple, clear, and essential terms, step-by-step instruction, extremely practical, and focused on the experience.
This book will soon turn into your personal assistant for your meditation practice.
– Fabiana, Comms Officer

Mahamudra (How to Discover Our True Nature) by Lama Yeshe.

Wisdom publications £12.99 from the Jamyang bookshop

Lama Yeshe, in his incomparably down-to-earth style, invites us into the profound practice of Mahamudra. With language that is at once inspiring and accessible, he makes the pure nature of mind and the wisdom that realises ultimate reality feel tantalisingly close, as if it were right at our fingertips! Lama reminds us of our limitless potential, of our innate wisdom waiting to be uncovered. In less that 150 pages, you’ll be motivated to go to your cushion and get a taste of Mahamudra for yourself. 
– Kamlo, Jamyang’s SPC

 

Samsara, Nirvana and Buddha Nature

Wisdom publications £22.50 from the Jamyang bookshop

This book in is the 3rd in a wonderful series co-authored by Venerable Thubten Chodron and His Holiness the Dalia Lama – the series presents the traditional Tibetan stages of the path to enlightenment (the Lam-Rim) in a wonderfully accessible way for the western mind and western students.

This book in particular is a great read – it explores the phenomenon of cyclic existence with space for reflections and contemplations and presents philosophical and psychological thought around the mind and it’s relation to challenges of Samsara and the bliss of Nirvana – A fascinating read 

Paul, Jamyang’s Operation Manager