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Bookstore

Our bookstore sells books from Tharpa Publications written by Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso. These books reveal the entire Buddhist path to enlightenment, with titles suitable for both beginners and advanced practitioners alike.

 

Tharpa Publications is a non-profit corporation that publishes the works of the renowned Buddhist Meditation Master – Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso. Venerable Geshe-la has published 23 books which range from accessible introductory works to highly acclaimed commentaries on the most profound aspects of Sutra and Tantra.

Books

 

Geshe Kelsang Gyatso’s books are acclaimed for their unparalleled clarity and practicality, perfectly conveying the essence of Buddha’s instructions. His 23 inspirational books offer practical methods for learning and developing meditation practices and are especially suited for modern day people with busy lives.

For more information about each book, click the image below. All of these books can be purchased here at KMC Chicago through a contactless pick up. If you have any questions, or would like to arrange a pick-up time, please e-mail us at info@meditateinchicago.org or call 312-767-1898.

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Prayer Booklets and Audio

Meditation prayers are special methods for generating positive states of mind and can be used as a basis for successful meditation on any of the stages of the path to enlightenment. Tharpa Publications provides a wide range of Buddhist prayers in printed, e-book, and audio format.

Buddhist prayers are often referred to as ‘sadhanas’, which means ‘ritual prayers for spiritual attainments’. A sadhana is practiced by reciting the verses while deeply contemplating their meaning. Through regular practice a sadhana acts as a method for attaining realizations that enable us to progress along our spiritual path.

The booklets for all of the meditation prayers we schedule can be purchased here at KMC Chicago through a contactless pick up. If you have any questions, or would like to arrange a pick-up time, please e-mail us at info@meditateinchicago.org or call 312-767-1898.

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We also feature guided meditation CDs and download cards to help you continue your meditation practice at home.

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Our bookstore holds great gifts for children, including four Buddhist books especially written for children.

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Soaps & Candles

Our candles and soaps are hand-made right here in Oak Park! Each and every product is made with intense attention to detail and a desire to provide customers with outstanding quality. The scents are all blends of essential oils.

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Malas

We have many hand-made malas, or prayer beads, in our shop for you to choose from.

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Incense

We sell high quality Morning Star incense in our shop to help support your meditation practice.

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Offering Bowls

 

We have a selection of offering bowls for your personal shrine. There are many different styles to choose from so you can find one that fits your space!

Curbside Pick Up Available

All of the items on this page can be purchased here at KMC Chicago through contactless pick up.

If you have any questions, or would like to arrange a pick-up time, please e-mail us at info@meditateinchicago.org or call 312-767-1898.