KMC San Diego Bookstore & Shop

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We carry a beautiful selection of local jewelry, hand-poured candles from lavender, moss and ginger as well farmer market bags. Come explore hand-made 21-bead and 108-bead malas created and blessed by Kadampa Buddhists. If you enjoy meditating and travel for work or like to meditate at the beach, we have mobile meditation cushions. A small, but soon to be expanded, kids section with books and malas as well as everything needed to make a qualified shrine at home.




Tharpa Publications is the non-profit Buddhist publisher of the New Kadampa Tradition–International Kadampa Buddhist Union (NKT-IKBU), which publishes the works of Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso, a contemporary Buddhist master, prolific author and international Teacher. Tharpa is an international publisher with offices in 13 countries around the world.


Our books are widely acclaimed for their unequalled clarity, practical application, and relevance to the busy lives of modern people. The presentation is accessible and designed to meet people where they are—from beginners to experienced meditators. Our titles range from introductory works to highly acclaimed commentaries on the most profound aspects of Buddhism.

In addition to books, we also feature over 400 products including meditation CDs, printed and chanted prayers, and an extensive collection of Buddhist art all produced in the tradition of Kadampa Buddhism. Three-quarters of a million products have been sold worldwide.

Worldwide Distribution

Tharpa Publications US is located at Kadampa Meditation Center New York in Glen Spey, NY. Tharpa offices and distribution centers are also in many countries around the world including UK, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Germany, France, Spain, South Africa and Taiwan.

Tharpa books and the Living Meditation CD series are available from all major bookstores—locally, nationally, and online. about-tharpa