The Book & Gift shop here at Kadampa Meditation Center Washington is an excellent resource for books on Buddhism, ritual items, meditation accessories and gifts. We are affiliated with Tharpa Publications, a non-profit organization that publishes books on Buddhism and meditation by Geshe Kelsang Gyatso. Books are available in English and many other languages. We supply audiobooks, meditation CDs, prayer booklets and a wide selection of Buddha statues and ritual items (such as malas, vajras and bells). Meditation cushions and zabutons are also available for purchase. Accessories, from jewelry and book covers to incense and journals, complement Buddhist practice and make excellent gifts.

Bookshop Open Hours

  • Sunday 9:30am-2:00pm
  • 1/2 hour before and after classes and events


Tharpa Publications is the publishing company of the New Kadampa Tradition and the exclusive publisher of books by Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso. Tharpa is a global organization with a growing number of offices around the world. As well as books by Geshe Kelsang Gyatso, Tharpa also produces a wide range of audio books, meditation CDs, prayer booklets and Buddhist artwork.

“Tharpa Publications is a non-profit organization that produces, publishes, prints and distributes wisdom for future generations.” – Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche

Tharpa Books



(845) 856-5102

Manjushri KMC Temple

All profits received by Tharpa are donated to the International Temples Project. Every time you make a purchase from the book shop or Tharpa website, you are contributing to the development of Kadampa Temples worldwide.

Tharpa US, located in the state of New York, distributes books in English as well as a selection of products in other languages. The full selection of Tharpa products can be purchased online.


Download these free popular books by Buddhist author Geshe Kelsang Gyatso

How to Transform Your Life

A Blissful Journey

How to Transform Your Life Book

Modern Buddhism

The Path of Compassion and Wisdom

Modern Buddhism eBooks