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Tharpa Publications

Geshe Kelsang Gyatso’s books are published by Tharpa Publications, the in-house publishers of the New Kadampa Tradition.

These 23 books are available at local bookshops as well as Kadampa Meditation Centres, and the entire range is available at KMC Leeds. You can also browse these books in the library at the centre. They include topics for all levels, from – beginners to advanced – and also includes a range of children’s books.

As well as printing books, Tharpa also provide other meditation accessories such as guided meditations, audio meditations, audio books and Buddhist art. Two of the books are available as free ebooks.

The purpose of these books is to provide practical solutions to daily problems and teach how to be of real benefit to others.

No-one profits from the sale of these books – all the income generated goes to the International Temples Project: a fund set up to develop meditation centres throughout the world, providing places of peace and refuge where everyone is welcome.


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At the request of the author, the eBook editions of How to Transform Your Life and Modern Buddhism are available freely – download your copies on Tharpa’s website.

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Tharpa has offices throughout the world, where the books have been translated into different languages.

There are offices in:

  • UK
  • US
  • Canada (French and English)
  • France
  • Germany
  • Spain
  • Portugal
  • Switzerland
  • Hong Kong
  • Japan
  • Chile
  • Mexico
  • Brazil
  • Australia
  • South Africa

The UK Tharpa office is located at Manjushri KMC in the Lake District, which is the head office of the New Kadampa Tradition – International Kadampa Buddhist Union.

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