Required Books for SPRING 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.

ARP502: Action Research Project

McNiff, Jean. 2013. Action Research: Principles and Practice. Abingdon: Routledge.

Additional 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 will be provided in class as PDFs

Treleaven, David. 2018. Trauma-Sensitive Mindfulness: Practices for Safe and Transformative Healing. New York: W.W.Norton.

Students will need to acquire one or two other books, which they will be responsible for reading and presenting to the class. A list of options will be provided and students can choose their book(s) in the first week.

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

Shantideva and Padmakara Translation Group (trans). 2006/2008. The Way of the Bodhisattva. Boston: Shambhala.

Sonam Rinchen. The Bodhisattva Vow. Ithaca: Snow Lion Publications.

Tashi Tsering. 2008. The Awakening Mind. Boston: Wisdom Publications.

Yangsi Rinpoche. 2003. Practicing the Path. Boston: Wisdom Publications.

The following books are recommended:

Lhundup Sopa, Geshe. 2004-2017. Steps on the Path to Enlightenment: A commentary on Tsongkhapa’s Lamrim Chenmo; v.1-5. Boston: Wisdom Publications.

Tenzin Gyatso, Dalai Lamn XIV. 2006. How to See Yourself as You Really Are. New York: Atria Books.

MDT308 Techniques of Meditation: Mahamudra

All readings will be provided in class as PDFs.

The following books are optional:

Jackson, Roger. 2019. Mind Seeing Mind: Mahāmudrā and the Geluk Tradition of Tibetan Buddhism. Boston: Wisdom Publications.

Tenzin Gyatso, Dalai Lama XIV. 1997. The Gelug/Kagyu Tradition of Mahamudra. Ithaca: Snow Lion Publications.

Thubten Yeshe. 2018. Mahamudra: How to Discover Our True Nature. Boston: Wisdom Publications.

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

Shantideva and Padmakara Translation Group (trans). 2006/2008. The Way of the Bodhisattva. Boston: Shambhala.

Sonam Rinchen. The Bodhisattva Vow. Ithaca: Snow Lion Publications.

Tashi Tsering. 2006. Buddhist Psychology. Boston: Wisdom Publications.

Tashi Tsering. 2008. The Awakening Mind. Boston: Wisdom Publications.

Tashi Tsering. 2009. Emptiness. Boston: Wisdom Publications.

Yangsi Rinpoche. 2003. Practicing the Path. Boston: Wisdom Publications.

The following books are recommended:

Lhundup Sopa, Geshe. 2004-2017. Steps on the Path to Enlightenment: A commentary on Tsongkhapa’s Lamrim Chenmo; v.1-5. Boston: Wisdom Publications.

Tenzin Gyatso, Dalai Lamna XIV. 2006. How to See Yourself as You Really Are. New York: Atria Books.

PHL308 Mahamudra: Realizing the Nature of Mind

All readings will be provided in class as PDFs.

The following books are optional:

Jackson, Roger. 2019. Mind Seeing Mind: Mahāmudrā and the Geluk Tradition of Tibetan Buddhism. Boston: Wisdom Publications.

Tenzin Gyatso, Dalai Lama XIV. 1997. The Gelug/Kagyu Tradition of Mahamudra. Ithaca: Snow Lion Publications.

Thubten Yeshe. 2018. Mahamudra: How to Discover Our True Nature. Boston: Wisdom Publications.

THL339 Mindful Compassionate Dialogue II

Readings will be provided in class as PDFs

THL450 Theories and Methods in Buddhist Studies

McMahan, David. 2008. The Making of Buddhist Modernism. New York: Oxford Univ. Press.

Additional readings will be provided in class as PDFs

TIB301:Tibetan Translation Seminar

Readings will be provided in class as PDFs

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.