July 2024 Member Newsletter

We’re excited to share what’s new to the Wisdom Experience this July and hope these resources continue to provide you with moments of inspiration, adventure, and awakening all month long.

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July 6th is His Holiness the Dali Lama’s birthday! Join us in celebrating His Holiness’s birthday all month long. As part of this celebration, The Fourteenth Dalai Lama’s Stages Of The Path, Volume 1 and the film Tibet: A Buddhist Trilogy, Part 1 are available to all members during the month of July. Also, coming soon to your email, our annual celebration sale in honor of His Holiness’s birthday will run from July 6–9. Discounts of 50% off His Holiness’s books and the course Illuminating the Mind will be available. Keep an eye out on your inbox for more information coming soon!  


Discover His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s advice for finding happiness, helping others, and applying insights from Buddhist thought to everyday life—for a life of greater harmony, meaning, and joy, for ourselves, others, and in our world.

This first volume of The Fourteenth Dalai Lama’s Stages of the Path shares His Holiness’s teachings on specific topics of vital relevance to contemporary life such as how kindness and compassion are the foundation for individual happiness and world peace. How we can solve manmade problems, How Buddhism does not conflict with modern science and can actually contribute to its advancement, and much more. His Holiness’s expertise in presenting important Buddhist ideas, and his ability to inspire us toward greater kindness and happiness will be of value to all readers, Buddhists and non-Buddhists alike.


Stunning cinematography, unprecedented access, and informed direction take us on an intimate journey deep into the heart of the ancient Buddhist culture in Tibet: A Buddhist Trilogy. Hailed as a masterpiece, this is a spellbinding exploration of Tibetan Buddhism. The film features an intimate portrait of the Dalai Lama, a rare look at an ancient tantric ritual associated with the female deity Tara, commentary based on the teachings of the great 20th century Tibetan master Dudjom Rinpoche, and the moving response of a monastery to a death in the community. In Part 1: The Dalai Lama, the Monasteries and the People Filmed in the Dalai Lama’s residence in Dharamsala, North India, and in the re-built Sera Monastery, the second largest monastery of the old Tibet, this opening part of the Trilogy observes the Dalai Lama in his dual role as political leader and spiritual teacher. In an elegant cinematic style, at one with its subject, the film interweaves this personal portrait with an intimately observed exploration of the ways in which the inner knowledge of Tibetan Buddhist culture is developed in the monasteries, through vigorous debate and solitary meditation, and communicated to the lay community.


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In-Depth and All-Access members are invited to enjoy the newest addition to theWisdom Experience course catalogFreedom Through Correct Knowing. In this course, Geshe Tenzin Namdak explains these essential aspects of our minds and helps us to eliminate distorted perceptions, realize ultimate reality, and attain the paths to liberation and enlightenment. Exploring these ideas helps us to see the infinite potential of consciousness, and generates a deep conviction in the possibility of radical positive transformation. This course is based on Freedom through Correct Knowing: On Khedrup Je’s Interpretation of Dharmakirti’s Seven Treatises on Valid Cognition, translated and commentary by the Sera Jey Monastic University Translation Department, edited by Geshe Tenzin Namdak and Ven. Tenzin Legtsok.


Be sure to register for our upcoming Wisdom Dharma Chats episodes this month!

Join us and our special guest, Thupten Jinpa, on WednesdayJuly 10 at 7:00 PM EDT for a special episode of Wisdom Dharma Chats filmed live in New York City with an in-studio audience. Thupten Jinpa Langri was educated in the classical Tibetan monastic academia and received the highest academic degree of Geshe Lharam (equivalent to a doctorate in divinity). He also holds a BA in philosophy and a PhD in religious studies, both from the University of Cambridge, England. Since 1985, he has been the principal translator to the Dalai Lama, accompanying him to the United States, Canada, and Europe. He is an accomplished author and translator. His Wisdom Publications credits include the Science and Philosophy in the Indian Buddhist Classics series, multiple titles in The Library of Tibetan Classics series, the Wisdom Academy courses Tsongkhapa’s MadhyamakaHow The Mind Works, and much more. During this Wisdom Dharma Chat host Daniel Aitken and Jinpa will discuss his upcoming Wisdom Academy course Mind Training, the related book, and much more. ​​

This is a live event that will have both an in-person and Zoom audience.

To register to watch this Wisdom Dharma Chat live over Zoom, register here.

To attend this Wisdom Dharma Chat in person at 132 Perry St. #2B, New York, NY 10014, reserve your ticket hereSeats are limited. Please only reserve a ticket if you plan on coming in person. 


Come back and join us and our special guest, H. E. Khangser Rinpoche, on SaturdayJuly 20 at 7:00 PM EDT for a special episode of Wisdom Dharma Chats filmed in New York City with a live studio audience. Please note this is not the normal day and time of our typical Wisdom Dharma Chat events. At the age of five H. E. Khangser Rinpoche was recognized as the eighth reincarnation of Khangser Rinpoche. By 2005 he had earned both the geshe lharampa degree and a doctorate degree in tantra, both with the highest honors in the top division. Rinpoche is a great scholar who has achieved mastery in both the Geluk and Nyingma Buddhist traditions. In 2023, Rinpoche came in line to one day become the Gaden Tripa, the supreme head of the Geluk lineage, which is considered the largest school in Tibetan Buddhism. During this Wisdom Dharma Chat host Daniel Aitken and Rinpoche will discuss and celebrate his new release A Monk’s Guide to Finding Joy and much more.

This is a live event that will have both an in-person and Zoom audience. Seats are limited for both so please be sure to register.

To register to watch this Wisdom Dharma Chat live over Zoom, register here.

To attend this Wisdom Dharma Chat in person at 132 Perry St. #2B, New York, NY 10014, reserve your ticket hereSeats are limited. Please only reserve a ticket if you plan on coming in person.


Discover all of the books in our Reading Room under the “Explore” menu on our website. Books in our Reading Room are available exclusively to Plus, All-Access, and In-Depth members.

Featured in the Reading Room

Practicing Wisdom
by His Holiness The Dalai Lama
translated and edited by Thupten Jinpa

Shambhala Sun “Best Buddhist Writing” selection.

Shantideva says in his Guide to the Bodhisattva Way of Life: “All branches of the Buddha’s teachings are taught for the sake of wisdom. If you wish to bring an end to suffering, you must develop wisdom.” Shantideva’s ninth chapter is revered in Tibetan Buddhist circles as one of the most authoritative expositions of the Buddha’s core insight, and all other Buddhist practices are means to support the generation of this wisdom within the practitioner. In Practicing Wisdom, the Dalai Lama reaffirms his reputation as a great scholar, communicator, and embodiment of the Buddha’s Way by illuminating Shantideva’s verses, drawing on contrasting commentaries from the Nyingma and Gelug lineages, and leading the reader through the stages of insight up to the highest view of emptiness.


Sleeping, Dreaming, And Dying
by His Holiness The Dalai Lama
edited and narrated by Francisco Varela

“The book is a most stimulating and informative work… offers important insights for those genuinely interested in meaningful contacts between Buddhism, psychology, and neuroscience.”The Tibet Journal



Also in Your Reading Room
Exclusively for In-Depth, Plus, and All-Access members


New Releases & Back in Stock

The following books were released in June, are available to purchase early on our website, or are now back in stock:


This episode of the Wisdom Podcast features Dr. Joanne Cacciatore. Dr. Jo has a deep relationship with grief and bereavement. She is herself a bereaved mother: her newborn daughter died on July 27, 1994, and that single tragic moment catapulted her unwillingly onto the reluctant path of traumatic grief. For more than two decades, she’s devoted herself to direct practice with grief, helping traumatically bereaved people on six continents. She’s also been researching and writing about grief as a professor at Arizona State University and director of the Graduate Certificate in Trauma and Bereavement program there. She is the founder of an international nongovernmental organization, the MISS Foundation, dedicated to providing multiple forms of support to families experiencing the death of a child at any age and from any cause, and since 1996 has directed the foundation’s family services and clinical education programs. Additionally, she is the founder of the Selah Carefarm, which was featured on Oprah Winfrey and Prince Harry’s Apple TV docuseries, The Me You Can’t See. Her work has been featured in major media sources such as People and Newsweek magazines, the New York Times, the Boston Globe, CNN, National Public Radio, and the Los Angeles Times. She is the author of the award-winning best-seller Bearing the Unbearable.

In this episode, host Daniel Aitken and Dr. Jo discuss:

  • her bestselling book Bearing the Unbearable and the new companion journal;
  • the process and benefits of journaling;
  • the benefits of meditation and self-care;
  • her work with the Selah Carefarm and the benefits we can learn from animals;
  • the impact grief plays in our lives; and
  • much more!


Don’t miss this episode of the Wisdom Podcast featuring H. E. Khangser Rinpoche. This episode is a wonderful introduction to Rinpoche prior to his upcoming Wisdom Dharma Chat. In this episode, host Daniel Aitken and Rinpoche discuss his book A Monk’s Guide to Finding Joy, the seventh Khangser Rinpoche and the search for the Dalai Lama, becoming a recognized Tulku and the importance of past life memories, the importance of debate and reasoning in Buddhist philosophy and much more!

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