New Books

We have tons of new books in stock at MandalaTrading.com. We have some great new titles on everything from learning more about Buddhism for both the novice and the practicing Buddhist, plus some coloring books, a great book on Tibetan yoga, and even some books on learning to speak Tibetan.  We strive to be a resource on Buddhism, not just a Buddhist store, and to learn more about Buddhist practice you can read some great articles on our website. For more in-depth knowledge, we suggest starting with The Dhammapada.

This book is a great first read on Buddhism, because it is in verse form, and you have time to digest each small segment before moving onto the next verse. The Dhammapada is also one of the only books to have writings from Shakyamuni. The Dhammapada is made up of 423 verses of Buddha's words and wisdom.

Next we would read A Guide to the Bodhisattva Way of Life. This book has some great knowledge on how to live your life like a Bodhisattva, with love and compassion for those around you.


And then I would suggest Tibetan Yoga and Secret Doctrines, which is a fascinating read about the origins and uses of Tibetan yoga. 



We have carried some books on how to speak Nepali for a while, but we just received two books on learning to speak Tibetan. I personally feel that if you are going to go to a country, you should learn how to say at least hello, good-bye, thank you, and how much is it and the numbers. If you can do this, you can get around pretty much anywhere. The first Tibetan language book we have will teach you to do just that, basically get around. It is Tibet Phrasebook. This book was published by Pilgrims Press in Nepal, and goes through the basics. This book will help you eat and get around.


The other book we have is Speak Tibetan like a Tibetan. This book goes more in-depth to show you how to make conversation with the people you meet, and to do more than just 'get by'. I would suggest this book to someone who really wants to learn how to speak Tibetan, but it also covers the basics you will need if you travel for a short period to Tibet.


And just for fun we received four coloring books. These are great gifts for kids and adults alike. We have four titles of these coloring books.









These coloring books are each beautifully illustrated and make wonderful gifts!

Chakra Malas


Looking for malas for a particular chakra? Here is our list of prayer beads that will help align particular chakras.
Chakra Malas

7th Crown Chakra- Amethyst, Crystal

amethyst wrist mala  crystal prayer beads

6th Third Eye Chakra- Lapis Lazuli

  Lapis Lazuli Mala

5th Throat Chakra- Turquoise

turquoise mala beads


4th Heart Chakra- Jade

 jade mala- full view

3rd Solar Plexus Chakra- Tiger Eye

 Tiger Eye Prayer Beads

2nd  Sacral Chakra- Red Lotus Seeds

 Red Lotus Seed Prayer Beads

1st Root Chakra- Coral
 Coral and turquoise mala
This list is a great way to start aligning your chakras while meditating. 

Meditate in Austin, A Guide by Mandala Tibetan Shop


 
Meditate in Austin, A Guide by Mandala Tibetan Shop

Sunday
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
6:00 am

AZC 6-8 Public Meditation
A 6:30-7:30 Zazen
AZC 6-8 Public Meditation
A 6:30-7:30 Zazen
AZC 6-8 Public Meditation
A 6:30-7:30 Zazen
AZC 6-8 Public Meditation
A 6:30-7:30 Zazen
AZC 6-8 Public Meditation
A 6:30-7:30 Zazen

7:00 am

ASMC 7-8 meditation
ASMC 7-8 meditation
ASMC 7-8 meditation
ASMC 7-8 meditation
ASMC 7-8 meditation

8:00 am





MS 8-8:45 Meditation
AZC 8-9 Beginner’s Instruction
A- 8-10:40 Zazen
9:00 am
ASMC 9-12
Public Meditation, instruction @ 11





AZC  9:15-11:15- Meditation and Talk
MS- 1st Sunday 9-12
CKBC 9:30 Meditation
10:00 am
XYT 10:30-12 Basic Buddhism Class





XYT 10:30-12:30 Chanting and Talk

12:00 pm






AFPMT- 12-2 Dharma Class & Meditation
5:00 pm

AZC 5:40-6:45 Public Meditation
AZC 5:40-6:45 Public Meditation
AZC 5:40-6:45 Public Meditation
AZC 5:40-6:45 Public Meditation

PBS 5-7 Public Meditation & Program
6:00 pm


ASMC 6:30 Meditation Instruction




7:00 pm


ASMC 7-8
Public Meditation
CKBC 7 Meditation
ASMC 7-8 meditation w/ instruction
DWBC 7 talk, 7:15 Meditation
A 7:30-8:45 Zazen
ASMC 7-8
 Public Meditation;
PPOL 7-8 Meditation
MS 7-8:30 Meditation
AFPMT 7 meditation
UTBA 7-9 meditation and discussion

DWBC 7 talk,
7:15 Meditation
SBV 7-8 Meditation
8:00 pm

SBV 8-8:40 Chanting
SBV 8-8:40 Chanting
SBV 8-8:40 Chanting
SBV 8-8:40 Chanting
SBV 8-8:40 Chanting
SBV 8-8:40 Chanting
ASMC= Austin Shambhala Meditation Center; AZC= Austin ZenCenter; PPOL= Palri Pema Od Ling; CKBC= Chittamani Kadampa Buddhist Center; DWBC= Diamond Way Buddhist Center; A= Appamada; MS= Mariposa Sangha; PBS= PlumBlossom Sangha, SBV= Sitagu Buddha Vihara; AFPMT- Austin FPMT Center; UTBA- UTBuddhist Association; XYT- Xiang Yun Temple

Grand Opening Event- Mandala Tibetan Shop

Mandala Tibetan Shop is now open for business! We will have our grand opening celebration on April 18th, from 5-7pm. We will have music, food and drinks, door prizes, a raffle, and 10% off everything store-wide. Come out and see our amazing new collection of Tibetan jewelry, singing bowls, prayer beads, thangkas, and so much more!

Here are some photos of our new store...







Mandala Tibetan Shop!


It's been a while since we have blogged- but I'm writing now to announce the opening of Mandala Tibetan Shop.  We will be opening this month! In addition to all the great products we have online, we will also have beautiful wood carvings with Buddhas and Tibetan images, clothes from Nepal, beautiful handbags made just for Mandala Tibetan Shop, hand-painted thangkas, and so much more. Here is a view of our sign.

 I will announce our grand opening on here and on the Mandala Trading facebook page soon, so check back- and if you are in Austin, come check us out! Our address is 3204 B Guadalupe Austin, TX 78705.