Required Books for FALL 2021

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: FOUNDATIONS OF BUDDHIST SERVICE

Albom, Mitch. 2017. Tuesdays with Morrie: An Old Man, a Young Man, and Life’s Greatest Lesson. New York: Broadway Books.  LD 571 .B418 S383 2007

Loy, David. 2010. The World is Made of Stories. Boston: Wisdom Publications. BQ 4275 .L69 2010

Nhất Hạnh, Thich. 2011. You Are Here: Discovering the Magic of the Present Moment. Boston: Shambhala.

CS303: CHAPLAINCY AND MODELS OF SPIRITUAL CARE

Doehring, Carrie. 2015. The Practice of Pastoral Care: A Postmodern Approach, Revised and Expanded Edition. Louisville: Westminster John Knox Press.  BV 4011.3 .D64 2015

Giles, Cheryl and Willa Miller. 2012. The Arts of Contemplative Care: Pioneering Voices in Buddhist Chaplaincy and Pastoral Work. Boston: Wisdom Publications. BQ 5305 .C4 A78 2012

HIS301: HISTORY AND LINEAGE OF BUDDHIST PHILOSOPHY: INDIA AND TIBET INTO TODAY

Bstan-ʼdzin-rgya-mtsho, Dalai Lama XIV. 1991. Freedom in Exile: The Autobiography of the Dalai Lama. New York: HarperCollins. BQ 7935 . BQ 7935 .B777 A3 1991

Powers, John. 2008. A Concise Introduction to Tibetan Buddhism. Boulder: Snow Lion Publications.  BQ 7604 .P688 2008

Ribush, Nicholas. 2015. Teachings from Tibet: Guidance from Great Lamas. Boston: Lama Yeshe Wisdom Archive. BQ 7604 .T43 2005 [FPMT Starter Pack]

Thubten Yeshe. 1998. Becoming Your Own Therapist. Boston: Lama Yeshe Wisdom Archive. BQ 4570 .P76 T47 1998  [FPMT Starter Pack]

Thubten Yeshe. 2001. The Essence of Tibetan Buddhism. Boston: Lama Yeshe Wisdom Archive. BQ 7634 .T48 2001 [FPMT Starter Pack]

Thubten Zopa, and Nicholas Ribush. 2008. Virtue and Reality: Method and Wisdom in the Practice of Dharma. Boston: Lama Yeshe Wisdom Archive. BQ 7805 .T4845 2008 [FPMT Starter Pack]

FPMT Starter Pack: https://www.lamayeshe.com/shop/starter-pack

MDT301: INTRODUCTION TO TIBETAN BUDDHIST MEDITATION

McDonald, Kathleen. 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

MDT304: MADHYAMIKA MEDITATION: PREPARATION FOR VAJRAYANA

Bstan-ʼdzin-rgya-mtsho, Dalai Lama XIV. 2007. How to See Yourself as You Really Are. New York: Atria Books. BQ 7935 . BQ 7935 .B774 H69 2007

Cabezon, Jose Ignacio. 2012. A Dose of Emptiness. Albany: SUNY Press. BQ 7630 .M57 1992

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

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

PHL301: INTRODUCTION TO BUDDHIST THOUGHT

Required Books:

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

Recommended (Supplementary) Reading and Resources:

Berzin Archives. Study Buddhism. http://www.berzinarchives.com/

Lhundup Sopa, David Patt, Beth Newman, and Tsong-kha-pa. 2004. Steps on the Path to Enlightenment: A Commentary on Tsongkhapa’s Lamrim Chenmo. Boston: Wisdom Publications.

Tashi Tsering. The Foundation of Buddhist Thought Series. Boston: Wisdom Publications:

  • 2005. The Four Noble Truths. The Foundation of Buddhist Thought. Vol.1
  • 2006. Buddhist Psychology. The Foundation of Buddhist Thought. Vol.3
  • 2008. The Awakening Mind. The Foundation of Buddhist Thought. Vol.4
  • 2009. Emptiness. The Foundation of Buddhist Thought. Vol.5
  • 2012. Tantra. The Foundation of Buddhist Thought. Vol.6

Thubten Chödron. Buddhist Teachings: Stages of the Path. http://www.thubtenchodron.org/GradualPathToEnlightenment/

Tsong-kha-pa, Guy Newland, and Joshua W. C. Cutler. 2006. The Great Treatise on the Stages of the Path to Enlightenment. Vols. 1-3. Ithaca: Snow Lion Publications.

PHL304: MADHYAMAKA PHILOSOPHY: A DOSE OF EMPTINESS

Bstan-ʼdzin-rgya-mtsho, Dalai Lama XIV. 2007. How to See Yourself as You Really Are. New York: Atria Books. BQ 7935 .B774 H69 2007

Cabezon, Jose Ignacio. 2012. A Dose of Emptiness. Albany: SUNY Press. BQ 7630 .M57 1992

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

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

THL320: BUDDHIST THOUGHT AND THEOLOGY

Jackson and Makransky. 2000. Buddhist Theology: Critical Reflections by Contemporary Buddhist Scholars. Cornwall: Curzon Press. BQ 4165 .B833 2000

THL360: ARTS OF MINISTRY: SPECIAL TOPICS

Please order the book through the library when instructed in class.

TIB201: CLASSICAL TIBETAN LANGUAGE INTERMEDIATE I

Hackett, Paul. 2019. Learning Classical Tibetan: A Reader for Translating Buddhist Texts. Boulder: Snow Lion. PL 3613 .H25 2018

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

Wilson, Joe. 1998. Translating Buddhism from Tibetan. Snow Lion publications. PL 3621 .W55 1992

TIB301: SEMINAR IN TIBETAN TRANSLATION

Provided in class.

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.