Required Books for SPRING 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 2-hour, on-site circulation. If additional copies are in our collection, they are available for circulation.

CS302 Finding Your Voice: Communication and Context

Readings will be provided in class.

MDT302 Techniques of Buddhist Meditation: The Medium and Great Scope

  • Sonam Rinchen. 2000. The Bodhisattva Vow. Ithaca: Snow Lion Publications. BQ 4355 .S66 2000
  • Santideva. 2006. The Way of the Bodhisattva. Boston: Shambhala. BQ 3142 .E5 P33 2006
  • Tashi Tsering. 2006. Buddhist Psychology. Boston: Wisdom Publications. BQ 4560 .P76 T37 2006
  • Tashi Tsering 2009. Emptiness. Boston: Wisdom Publications. BQ 4275 .T38 2009
  • Yangsi, Rinpoche. 2003. Practicing the Path. Boston: Wisdom Publications. BQ7950 .T754 L344439 2003

MDT308 Techniques of Meditation: Mahamudra

Readings will be provided in class.

PHL302 Foundations of Buddhist Thought: The Medium and Great Scope

  • Sonam Rinchen. 2000. The Bodhisattva Vow. Ithaca: Snow Lion Publications. BQ 4355 .S66 2000
  • Śāntideva. 2006. The Way of the Bodhisattva. Boston: Shambhala. BQ 3142 .E5 P33 2006
  • Tashi Tsering. 2006. Buddhist Psychology. Boston: Wisdom Publications. BQ 4560 .P76 T37 2006
  • Tashi Tsering 2009. Emptiness. Boston: Wisdom Publications. BQ 4275 .T38 2009
  • Yangsi, Rinpoche. 2003. Practicing the Path. Boston: Wisdom Publications. BQ7950 .T754 L344439 2003

PHL308 Mahamudra: Realizing the Nature of Mind

Readings will be provided in class.

PHL450 Theories and Methods of Buddhist Studies

  • McMahan, David L. 2009. The Making of Buddhist Modernism. New York: Oxford University Press. BQ 316 .M36 2008

Additional readings will be provided in class.

THL325 Understanding World Religions: Concepts of and Contributions to Justice and Peace

  • Smith, David Whitten. 2015. Understanding World Religions: A Road Map for Justice and Peace. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield (Second Edition). BL 80.3 .S65 2015

THL338 Insight Dialogue: Interpersonal Meditation

  • Kramer, Gregory. 2007. Insight Dialogue: The Interpersonal Path to Freedom. Boston: Shambhala. BQ 5395 .K73 1007

THL339 Mindful Compassionate Dialogue

  • Rosenberg, Marshall B. 2015. Nonviolent Communication: A Language of Life. Encinitas, CA: PuddleDancer Press. BF 637 .C45 R645 2015

TIB102 Introduction to Classical Tibetan Language II 

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

  • Hackett, Paul G. 2003. A Tibetan Verb Lexicon: Verbs, Classes and Syntactic Frames. Ithaca, N.Y.: Snow Lion Publications. PL 3612 .H33 2003
  • Magee, William A., Elizabeth Napper, Jeffrey Hopkins, and Ngawangthondup Narkyid. 2010. Fluent Tibetan: A Proficiency Oriented Learning System, Novice and Intermediate Levels. Ithaca, N.Y.: Snow Lion. PL 3614 .M34 1993 v.1-4
  • Wilson, Joe. 1998. Translating Buddhism from Tibetan. Ithaca, N.Y., USA: Snow Lion Publications. PL 3621 .W55 1992

TIB202 Intermediate Classical Tibetan Language II

Materials will be provided in class.

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 (W. Burnside and SE Hawthorne 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.