The Kadampa Meditation Center Washington bookshop is an excellent resource for books on Buddhism, ritual items, and accessories that support meditation practice. Our bookshop is 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 and mp3s, prayer booklets and a wide selection of statues and ritual items (such as malas, vajras, bells and damarus). Meditation cushions and other props are also available for purchase.
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
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.
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