NEW BOOKS> On Mindfulness Across Buddhist Traditions, Death, the Therigatha, and More

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Dear Friends,

I am pleased to share the release of the inaugural volume in our new Buddhist Foundations series.

Mindfulness: Where It Comes From and What It Means
by Sarah Shaw

Oxford University lecturer Dr. Sara Shaw presents perhaps the most complete overview of mindfulness, its Buddhist roots and evolution, and its variety across Buddhist traditions.  There is something here for everyone and the reader is sure to walk away with a deeper appreciation of the centrality of mindfulness in all its manifestations from Pali through the Sanskrit, Tibetan, and Chinese traditions.

PAGES: 224
ISBN: 9781611807196 

There is also an audiobook version on Audible which you can sample here:


Additionally, we have released the following books recently which, while not authored by academics, may be of interest to many on this list for classroom use, etc.

Living Is Dying: How to Prepare for Death, Dying and Beyond 
by Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche  
ISBN: 9781611808070

The First Free Women: Poems of the Early Buddhist Nuns
by Matty Weingast
ISBN: 9781611807769

Naropa's Wisdom: His Life and Teachings on Mahamudra
by Khenchen Thrangu

Tilopa's Wisdom: His Life and Teachings on the Ganges Mahamudra
by Khenchen Thrangu

Entering the Mind of Buddha: Zen and the Six Heroic Practices of Bodhisattvas
by Tenshin Reb Anderson

Relax and Be Aware: Mindfulness Meditations for Clarity, Confidence, and Wisdom
By Sayadaw U Tejaniya
ISBN: 9781611807905


The Emanated Scripture of Manjushri: Shabkar’s Essential Meditation Instructions
by Shabkar Tsogdruk Rangdrol
ISBN: 9781559394987

Zurchungpa's Testament
By Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche and Zurchung Sherab Trakpa
ISBN: 9781559394925

Deity, Mantra, and Wisdom: Development Stage Meditation in Tibetan Buddhist Tantra
By Patrul Rinpoche, Jigme Lingpa, and Getse Mahapandita Tsewang Chokdrub
ISBN: 9781559394970

Dzogchen: Heart Essence of the Great Perfection
By H.H. the Fourteenth Dalai Lama
ISBN: 9781611807936

There are many more recent releases on our website,,  as well.

Desk and Exam copies can be requested from our distributor, Penguin Random House at 

Best Wishes,


Nikko Odiseos 
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