Required Books for FALL 2019

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.

CS301: Who We Are and Who We Serve: Foundations of Buddhist Service

Nhat Hanh, Thich. 2015. How to Love. Berkeley, Calif.: Parallax Press.

Plato and Christopher Gill (trans.) 1999. The Symposium. New York: Penguin. B 385 .A5 G55 1999

Additional readings to be available as PDFs on Populi.

CS303: Chaplaincy and Models of Spiritual Care

TBD

MDT301: Introduction to Buddhist Meditation

McDonald, Kathleen and Robina Courtin (ed.) 2006. How to Meditate: A Practical Guide. Boston: Wisdom Publications. BQ 5612 .M33 2006

Tashi Tsering. 2008. Relative Truth, Ultimate Truth. Boston: Wisdom Publications.
BQ 4255 .T38 2008

Yangsi, Rinpoche. 2003. Practicing the Path. Boston: Wisdom Publications.
BQ 7950 .T754 L344439 2003

MDT303: Techniques of Meditation: Madhyamaka

Gen Lamrimpa. 2010. How to Realize Emptiness. Ithaca, NY: Snow Lion Publications.
BQ 7457 .G46 2010

Hopkins, Jeffrey. 1996. Meditation on Emptiness. Boston: Wisdom Publications.
BQ 7477 .H676 1996

Jampa Tegchok, Geshe. 2012. Insight into Emptiness. Boston: Wisdom Publications.
BQ 4275 .J36 2012 

PHL301: Introduction to Buddhist Thought

Tashi Tsering. 2008. Relative Truth, Ultimate Truth. Boston: Wisdom Publications.
BQ 4255 .T38 2008

Yangsi, Rinpoche. 2003. Practicing the Path. Boston: Wisdom Publications.
BQ 7950 .T754 L344439 2003

PHL303: Madhyamaka Philosophy: Where is the Middle Way?

Hopkins, Jeffrey. 1996. Meditation on Emptiness. Boston: Wisdom Publications.
BQ 7477 .H676 1996

Jampa Tegchok, Geshe. 2012. Insight into Emptiness. Boston: Wisdom Publications.
BQ 4275 .J36 2012

Additional readings to be available as PDFs on Populi.

THL410: Buddhist Rituals, Ethics, Services and Ceremonies

TBD

THL423: Spiritual Care in Practice

TBD

THL438: Women and Buddhism

TBD

TIB201: Intermediate Classical Tibetan Language I

Materials will be provided in class and on Populi from these and other texts:

Hackett, Paul. 2019. Tibetan Verb Lexicon. Boulder, Colo.: Snow Lion. PL 3612 .H33 2019

Wilson, J. (1998). Translating Buddhism from Tibetan. Ithaca, N.Y: Snow Lion Publications. PL 3621 W55 1992

 

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

The (FPMT) Foundation Store

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.