Required Books for FALL 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.

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

Nhất Hạnh, Thích. 2015. How to Love. Berkeley, CA : Parallax Press. BQ 9800 .T5392 N4549 2015

Plato, and Christopher Gill. 1999. The Symposium. London: Penguin. B 385 .A5 G55 2003.

CS303: Chaplaincy and Models of Spiritual Care

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

Fitchett, George. 2002. Assessing Spiritual Needs: A Guide for Caregivers. Lima (Ohio): Academic Renewal Press. BV 401.2 .F58 2002

MDT301: Introduction to Tibetan Buddhist Meditation

McDonald, Kathleen. 2006. How to Meditate: A Practical Guide. Boston: Wisdom Publications. BQ 5612 .M33 2006

Sopa, Geshe Lhundrup, and James Blumenthal. 2016. Steps on the Path to Enlightenment: A Commentary on Tsongkhapa’s Lamrim Chenmo. Vol 4. Boston: Wisdom Publications. BQ 7950 .T754 L359 2016 v4

Wallace, B. Alan. 2006. The Attention Revolution: Unlocking the Power of the Focused Mind. Boston: Wisdom Publications. BQ 7805 .W33 2006 

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

THL305: Engaged Buddhism

Parallax Press. 2019. True Peace Work: Essential Writings on Engaged Buddhism. BQ 122 .E54 2019

THL337: Empathy, Listening, and Mindful Compassionate Dialogue

Feeling and Needs Cards. Portland: Wise Heart.

TIB201: Intermediate Tibetan

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 (recommended)

TIB301: Tibetan Translation Seminar

To be 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.