New Heart Wisdom book – Riding Stormy Waves

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Riding Stormy Waves: Victory over the Maras is the latest volume in the Heart Wisdom series of Rinpoche’s books. It is available now to pre-order in the Book Shop.

This volume is a commentary by Ringu Tulku on a text by the great 19th Century Tibetan Lama and teacher, Patrul Rinpoche, called ‘Victory over the Maras.’ It looks at what the maras are: all the obstacles, hindrances and set-backs that occur in our lives. They are listed and described – including ‘Secret’ and even ‘Top Secret’ maras. Once we understand how to view the difficult things that happen in our life, specific antidotes and remedies are given to help us clear them, so we can move on, unhindered. The ultimate remedy is to understand, experientially, the wisdom of how things really exist, the wisdom of emptiness:

‘If somebody is wise and understands transcendental wisdom, and has an experience of looking into that, that person becomes like a bird in the sky: nothing can obstruct them from going through. So, therefore, no maras can be of any obstruction to them.’

Orders of 10 books or more (made via our Bulk Orders page) qualify for a 35% discount

If you are a centre hosting Rinpoche in the coming months and would like to stock up on his books published by Bodhicharya Publications, we now have six Lazy Lama series titles available and six Heart Wisdom series titles. The full series of either can be purchased for a discounted price. Please allow plenty of time for dispatch.


New Lazy Lama book – Relaxing in Natural Awareness


We are very happy to announce that we have a new Lazy Lama book now available for pre-ordering in the Bodhicharya Publications Online Bookshop here.

This pocket-sized, accessible book looks at how we can experience our true nature, starting with learning how to relax. This is the art and heart of meditation. But all too often people become discouraged or lose focus when they start to meditate, especially when they find they don’t make the kind of progress they were expecting to. Rather than providing us with a formal practice manual, Ringu Tulku here offers us an accessible, relaxed and realistic approach to developing experience and personal realisation of our true nature.

Pre-order your’s now for delivery in late April.


New edition of the Lazy Lama series


Bodhicharya Publications is happy to announce that the second editions of the Lazy series are now available to buy online in our bookstore.

The new books are now a smaller A6 size and have new covers and layouts. They make ideal gifts for family and friends, with Rinpoche’s easily digestible teaching style. But they are also great for the more seasoned practitioner, giving a refreshing overview and reminder of the essence and purpose of Dharma practice.

We hope that this new edition continues to bring benefit to all that read them.

Visit the bookstore to see the complete set.



Journey from Head to Heart: Along a Buddhist Path


New Heart Wisdom book out now!

Ringu Tulku’s latest book presents 37 short teachings, designed to be read individually and integrated with our practice and daily life. Together they take us on a journey through the vehicles of Buddhism, elucidating some common misunderstandings and basic principles of the Buddhist path, all the while encouraging us to move from our head (intellectual understanding) towards our heart (experiential understanding).

‘To get an experiential understanding you have to go deep into yourself and learn how to bring your awareness and mindfulness to the place from which you deeply experience. It is a matter of ‘heart’ rather than ‘head’. Sometimes it is said that the longest journey is from your head to your heart. Which is what we mean when we talk about developing the right view and understanding it experientially. This is an on going process.’

Size: A5 – 168pp
ISBN: 978-0-9576398-0-5

This book is available now in our new online book shop. Simply click on the cover image to buy.

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Two new Lazy Lama editions


Bodhicharya Publications is happy to announce that we have just published two new second editions from the much loved Lazy Lama series. The books are now a smaller, A6 pocket-size. We hope to follow through with the remaining three books very shortly.

Both books are now available in our new online book shop.

Simply click on the cover image of either one to purchase.

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Lastest Heart Wisdom Book. Out Now!

Dealing with Emotions.
Scattering the Clouds

In this book, Ringu Tulku looks at our negative emotions, how more positive counterparts may be brought out and how we can release emotions to reveal our innate wisdom. He provides guidance for this gradual process and uses stories to illustrate points along the way.

We can only put these teachings into practice step by step. Ultimately, though, there is no emotion that cannot be released into its wisdom counterpart and there is no limit to the love and compassion we can develop. These practices have the potential to completely transform our lives.


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‘Confusion Arises as Wisdom’ – Rinpoche’s New Book Is Now Available

Rinpoche’s new book, CONFUSION ARISES AS WISDOM, is now available. It will be available through Amazon etc. in September, but can be bought directly from now.

How could confusion arise as wisdom? According to the Mahamudra view, confusion arises as wisdom when we realize that everything we experience is the radiance of the mind’s own nature. And what is the nature of our mind? And how do we come to recognize that? These are the questions Gampopa answers for his students in the text commented upon here, known as the Great Community Talks. He shows them—and now us—the path of deep understanding and meditation that leads to the realization of Mahamudra, the “Great Seal” of the true nature of reality.

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Rinpoche’s new book ‘Confusion Arises as Wisdom’, now available to pre-order.

Ringu Tulku Rinpoche’s new book, entitled ‘Confusion Arises as Wisdom – Gampopa’s Heart Advice on the Path of Mahamudra’, is now available to pre-order via the publisher Shambhala Publications. It is also available through Wisdom Books or Amazon. The book is planned for release in September 2012.

“The Tibetan Buddhist teachings on the freedom that comes from perceiving the emptiness of all phenomena—teachings known collectively by the name Mahamudra—are presented here with remarkable clarity through commentary on a twelfth-century text. The text is “Gampopa’s Great Teachings to the Assembly,” by Gampopa, the foremost disciple of the legendary figure Milarepa and founder of Tibetan Buddhism’s Kagyu school. The commentary is by Ringu Tulku Rinpoche, a contemporary teacher of deep learning and profound practice with a remarkable gift for presenting these traditional teachings in a way that is accessible to Western hearts and minds.” (via

‘Like Dreams and Clouds’ now available via the Amazon website.

You can now purchase your copy of Ringu Tulku Rinpoche’s new Heart Wisdom book, ‘Like Dreams and Clouds’, through the  Amazon website here.

Note that you need to click on the “2 new” link to purchase the book, as Amazon themselves have not got the book in stock yet.

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(A discount of 35% is available for orders of 10 or more books)

Like Dreams and Clouds

Emptiness & Interdependence
Mahamudra & Dzogchen

The Fourth book in the Heart Wisdom series, by Ringu Tulku Rinpoche, will be available from early December. It is a beautiful and concise exploration of core topics of dharma practice which should interest new students and experienced practitioners alike.

Emptiness or Interdependence describes the key philosophical view of Buddhism. An experiential understanding of this is the basis for appreciating Buddhist teaching deeply. Ringu Tulku gives us a short, clear, step-by-step practical discussion of this central topic and looks at how it applies to our lives.

This teaching is combined in this edition with a revised edit of another favorite teaching by Ringu Tulku which was originally published as the first in the Heart Wisdom series. This covers Mahamudra and Dzogchen: approaches which provide skilful means and an overall path by which we can realize the true nature of ourselves, our world and all things – as none other than emptiness or interdependence.

This latest book of Rinpoche’s teachings is brought to you by a concerted effort of many students. With thanks to Margaret Ford for overseeing and coordinating the project to bring this teaching into concrete form and Paul O’Connor for continuing to provide inspiring layout for Rinpoche’s teachings. And with appreciation of the whole Bodhicharya Publications team, many of whom have contributed to this edition; and also all the students who organised teachings and took part in the gatherings this book came out of.

The book is available on Amazon here.

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(A discount of 35% is available for orders of 10 or more books)

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