Required Books for SPRING 2020

Most courses at Maitripa College will require readings provided as PDF via each courses’ Populi Classroom site, or from the texts listed below. Instructors have provided the following list of books that students will be required to obtain, either by purchase or borrow from a library.  The course syllabus is the authoritative source of information, as readings may be changed, and not all courses are listed here. At least one copy of all required books is held in the Course Reserve shelves of the library, available for two-hour, on-site circulation. If additional copies are in our collection, they are available for circulation.

ARP502: Action Research Project

Readings to be provided in class as PDFs

ARP504: Action Research Project II

Readings to be provided in class as PDFs

CS302: Finding Your Voice: Communication and Context

Readings to be provided in class as PDFs

CS304: Servant Leadership in Buddhist/Spiritual Communities

Readings to be provided in class as PDFs

MDT 302: Techniques of Buddhist Meditation: The Medium & Great Scope

Rinchen, Geshe Sonam. 2000. The Bodhisattva Vow. Ithaca: Snow Lion.
Rinpoche, Yangsi. 2003. Practicing the Path. Boston: Wisdom.
Santideva. 2006. The Way of the Bodhisattva. Boston: Shambhala.
Tashi Tsering. 2008. The Awakening Mind. Somerville, MA: Wisdom.
Tashi Tsering. 2009. Emptiness. Boston: Wisdom.
Tashi Tsering. 2006. Buddhist Psychology. Boston: Wisdom.

If you would like to buy copies of books, meditation supplies, and practice materials, we recommend checking out these sources:

Abe Books (online seller, new and used)

Alibris (online seller, new and used)

The Foundation Store (FPMT)

Powell’s (West Burnside, SE Hawthorne, and Cedar Hills locations) 

Wisdom Publications Wisdom Publications is affiliated with FPMT and is a non-profit publishing a range of Buddhist titles, from trade books to peer-reviewed academic works. 

KTD Publications & Namse Bangdzo Bookstore offer comprehensive selections of Buddhist publications and meditation and practice supplies, as well as thangkas, jewelry, and statues from Nepal and Tibet.

Shambhala Publications Shambhala publications’ catalog includes Buddhist books; they acquired Snow Lion publications, and also will be carrying the former Snow Lion titles.

MDT330: Meditations on Emptiness

Bstan-‘dzin-rgya-mtsho, and Thupten Jinpa. 2005. Practicing Wisdom: The Perfection of Shantideva’s Bodhisattva Way. Boston: Wisdom.
Lopez, Donald S. 1988. The Heart Sūtra Explained: Indian and Tibetan Commentaries. Albany, NY: SUNY Press (recommended)

Additional readings to be provided in class as PDFs

PHL 302: Foundations of Buddhist Thought: The Medium & Great Scope

Rinchen, Geshe Sonam. 2000. The Bodhisattva Vow. Ithaca, NY: Snow Lion.
Rinpoche, Yangsi. 2003. Practicing the Path. Boston: Wisdom.
Santideva. 2006. The Way of the Bodhisattva. Boston: Shambhala.
Tashi Tsering. 2008. The Awakening Mind. Somerville, MA: Wisdom.
Tashi Tsering. 2009. Emptiness. Boston: Wisdom.
Tashi Tsering. 2006. Buddhist Psychology. Boston: Wisdom.

Additional readings to be provided in class as PDFs

PHL403: Fundamentals of the Vajra Vehicle

Tashi Tsering. 2012. Tantra. Boston: Wisdom.

Additional readings to be provided in class as PDFs

THL424: A Good Death: Approaching End of Life

DeLeo, Kirsten. 2019. Present Through the End: A Caring Companion’s Guide for Accompanying the Dying. Boulder, CO: Shambhala.
Lati Rinbochay and Jeffrey Hopkins. 1985. Death, Intermediate State, and Rebirth in Tibetan Buddhism. Ithaca, NY: Snow Lion.
Thubten Yeshe, and Nicholas Ribush. 2011. Life, Death and After Death. Boston: Lama Yeshe Wisdom Archive.

Additional readings to be provided in class as PDFs

TIB202: Intermediate Classical Tibetan II

Readings and course materials, or guidance for obtaining them, will be provided via Populi.