Wangapeka Books

 

Wangapeka Books have been publishing books on Buddhadharma by Tarchin Hearn since 1985.

Wangapeka Books is a non-profit organization quite separate from the Wangapeka Educational Trust which runs the Wangapeka Study and Retreat Centre.  It is dedicated to publishing material that furthers the work of awakening.

Except for printing and binding, all the work, including the writing, is done without pay by volunteers giving their skills, energy and time.  Monies accruing from sales are used to support further publications and, from time to time, donations are made to the Wangapeka Educational Trust to support its ongoing growth and maintenance.

As well as these publications a web archive of Tarchin’s writings is now available at www.greendharmatreasury.org. It includes articles, poems and essays, and you can sign up to receive Tarchin’s email articles on the website.

Ebooks are available on this website, check out the teachings navigation menu above. Read about Tarchin Hearn

 

To order books please contact:
Wangapeka Books
c/- Wangapeka Study and Retreat Centre
355 Wangapeka River Rd
RD 2, Wakefield 7096
New Zealand.
E-mail books@wangapeka.org

 

Please let us know how many books you want and where you wish them to be sent. We will then calculate the total cost, including shipping, and let you know.

 

Payment within NZ can be by online banking, by Visa or MasterCard (via a secure page, information available from the Wangapeka), or by cheque (made out to Wangapeka Educational Trust); overseas payment is by Visa or MasterCard only (via our secure page as above). Please let us know which method you prefer and we will supply details for payment with the total cost.

 

Books will be posted when we receive payment.

Books are also available for purchase when visiting the Wangapeka Study and Retreat Centre.

 


Books


 

True Refuge, 2014

True Refuge is a beautiful blend of poetry, philosophy and practical instruction – a prolonged meditation on the mystery of refuge.

True Refuge“Celtic tradition sings of home and belonging. Deep ecologists celebrate their inseparable interweaving with all life. Physicists feel their way towards a beautiful theory that links everything. Devotees of religions of all kinds, yearn for union. Buddhists honor the Buddha, Dharma and Sangha. Sufis embrace the beloved. Christians give themselves over to the Christ Consciousness or to Godhead. Muslims practice surrender. Agnostics let go into the ineffable. This is the journey of everyone, a journey towards refuge, safety, belongingness, well being, and a profound sense of home.”
147 pages; $20 NZ, plus postage

To order “True Refuge”
Contact <books [at] greendharmatreasury [dot] org>
In Auckland, contact Janet: janete1 [at] ihug.co [dot] nz
In Melbourne, Australia, contact Kathryn: kathryn [at] openpathmeditation.com [dot] au
In Hobart, Australia, contact Margaret: msteadman [at] trump.net [dot] au

 

 

Something Beautiful for the World: a shakuhachi sadhana, 2008

illustrated by Robert Sinclair

Something Beautiful for the WorldIn January 2007, a group of people gathered in New Zealand to explore a week of meditation and flute making. During this week, Tarchin gave teachings on the theme of how making a fine shakuhachi (a Japanese bamboo flute) could be compared to crafting a fine human being. Along with these reflections, he suggested various meditative exercises, to be done with and without a flute, to help transform the ideas into direct personal experience.
The pages of this beautifully written and richly illustrated book oscillate back and forth between bamboo flute and human flute. Each is a metaphor for the other. Making a flute, bamboo or human, and playing it, are extraordinarily intertwined like a continuous loop. This book will be a treasury of inspiration for educators, artists, and meditators, in fact, for anyone who aspires to craft themselves into, Something Beautiful for the World.
96 pages; $20NZ plus postage

 

 

Breathing: The Natural Way to Meditate (completely revised edition, 2005)

BreathingThe Natural Way to Meditate invites us to couple our breathing with love and clear seeing and to meditatively explore the world within and around us. A beautifully written, practical and uplifting book, it elucidates the Buddha’s teaching on breathing meditation, weaving together ancient tradition and modern experimental methods and approaches.
Many clear and detailed techniques are given throughout, but in essence the natural way to meditate does not rely on technique. It flowers whenever we are interested in life. What is this marvel we call the body? What is this mystery called speech and communication? What is this wonder called mind? What could it mean to realise freedom while fully engaged in life? Thoroughly non-sectarian, this is a path of awakening that will speak to seekers from all traditions and backgrounds and stages of experience.
145 pages; $20NZ plus postage

 

 

Respirando

Breathing, PORTUGUESE EDITION translated by Verena Erismann Henman. Breathing is now available in Portuguese under the title Respirando: o modo natural de meditar and can be purchased directly from www.novayana.com

 

 

Growth and Unfolding – Our Human Birthright

new edition Sept 2004
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Growth and Unfolding combines poetry and vision with clear instruction and good down-to-earth common-sense. It leads us step by step to a life that is awake, integrated and joyous and truly universal in scope. At times humorous and at times biting, it cuts very quickly to the core of what is most important to all of us.
180 pages; $20NZ plus postage

 

 

Daily Puja (fifth edition, 2007)

Daily PujaThis booklet is a collection of reflections or mini-contemplations inspired or taken directly from the Buddhist tradition. They are presented in a way that will speak to the universal nature of everyone, regardless of their religious beliefs.
40 pages; $12NZ plus postage

 

Walking in Wisdom, 2003

Walking in WisdomWalking in Wisdom presents a path of awakening to be realised in the midst of walking outdoors in nature. Filled with techniques, reflections and poems, it teaches us to be attentive and compassionately present while engaging in life. Simple yet profound, it re-awakens interest in many facets of life we have come to take for granted and touches some of the deepest themes of Buddhist teaching.
66 pages; $10NZ plus postage
‘Walking in Wisdom’ has been translated into French under the title “Marcher en sagesse” and is available as a free E-Book click here

 

 

Natural Awakening: The Way of the Heart, 1995”

Natural AwakeningNatural Awakening is a book of great inspiration and beauty. The teaching is direct and profound without being complicated. It encourages us to develop friendliness and interest towards every moment of life and to immerse ourselves in what Tarchin calls “the practice of already here.
Throughout its pages travel interleaves with poetry, philosophy weaves with meditation techniques and science merges with mysticism. Twenty-two practical exercises are included, making a book of great clarity and relevance to all who are interested in health, awakening and the well being of the world.
238 pages; SPECIAL PRICE $10NZ plus postage

 

 


 

Bulk Study Discount:

Over the years, a number of people have used one or more of Tarchin’s books as a springboard or guide for dharma teaching or discussion.  To more actively support this, Wangapeka Books is now offering approximately 35% discount, depending on the book, on any single title ordered in lots of 5 or more. Exceptions: For Natural Awakening it no longer applies.  The $10 is what the cost is no matter how many books are bought
for Something Beautiful for the World, is now $14 when purchased in bulk.

 

Books currently available for bulk study discounts are:
Breathing: the Natural Way to Meditate – discounted rate = $NZ 14.00 plus postage and packing
Growth and Unfolding – discounted rate = $NZ 14.00 plus 
postage and packing
Natural Awakening – discounted rate = $NZ 10.00 plus 
postage and packing
Walking in Wisdom – discounted rate = $NZ 7.50 plus 
postage and packing
Daily Puja – discounted rate = $NZ 9.00 plus 
postage and packing
Something Beautiful for the World – discounted rate = $NZ 14.00 plus 
postage and packing


To order books please contact:
Wangapeka Books
c/- Wangapeka Study and Retreat Centre
355 Wangapeka River Rd
RD 2, Wakefield 7096
New Zealand.
E-mail wangapekacentre@gmail.com

Please let us know how many books you want and where you wish them to be sent.  We will then calculate the total cost, including shipping, and let you know.

Payment within NZ can be by online banking, by Visa or MasterCard (via a secure page, information available from the Wangapeka), or by cheque (made out to Wangapeka Educational Trust); overseas payment is by Visa or MasterCard only (via our secure page as above). Please let us know which method you prefer and we will supply details for payment with the total cost.

Books will be posted when we receive payment.

Books are also available for purchase when visiting the Wangapeka Study and Retreat Centre.

 


 

 


Ebooks


Foundations of Mindfulness

Foundations of Mindfulness: A Manual for Meditators

The Satipatthana Sutra is possibly the Buddha’s most succinct teaching for the cultivation of mindfulness and the realisation of right living. These notes were initially compiled while teaching a one month retreat at the Wangapeka Study and Retreat Centre in New Zealand in the year 2000. At that time, I wanted to enter some of the essential definitions, lists of categories, correct spellings and references into my laptop in order to have them on hand as I traveled and taught. Gradually, with the encouragement of people studying with me, I have added some comments, fleshed out the grammar and this e-book has emerged. Click here for “Foundations of Mindfulness” – the entire 49 page PDF text.

 

 

Coming to your sensesComing To Your Senses

Coming to Your Senses gives detailed instructions for cleansing and then exploring each of the five senses. This booklet was compiled after a cleansing of the senses retreat given in Tasmania in early 2002. I hope that it will serve as a practical manual for people wishing to explore this work on their own and that it will be a useful reminder for those wishing to share the work with others. It is not intended as something to just read. Rather it’s a guide to hands-on-direct experience. The heart of the booklet will be revealed in the experiences you have through actually doing the exercises and meditations. Click here for the Prologue of Coming to Your Senses and a link to the entire 45 page PDF text.

 

 

Sangha WorkSangha Work:

Essays, Contemplations and Practical Exercises to Support a Community of Friends in Dharma – Tools for a Healthy and Happy Community –

Do you have a sense of community, a sense of sangha? If you don’t, how can you find it? Assuming you have a community, does it work, does it function well? What can be done to get it working? How can we recognize sangha, heal sangha, unfold and strengthen sangha? All of these explorations come under the term, sangha work. Click here for the Introduction and table of contents of Sangha Work and a link to the entire 68 page PDF text.

 

 

lovingkindnessLoving Kindness

A collection of essays and articles written by a number of dharma teachers who teach regularly in NZ; compiled and edited by Tarchin Hearn. Click here for the Introduction to Lovingkindness and a link to the entire 52 page PDF text.

 

 

 

 

Meditative First Aid bcmfaMeditative First-Aid: A Doorway to Health

Ten simple exercises that will help balance your energies and bring more vitality into your life. Click here for the Introduction to Meditative First-Aid: A Doorway to Health and a link to the entire 23 page PDF text.

 

 

 

Daily Puja bcdpDaily Puja (Fifth edition)

This booklet is a collection of reflections or mini-contemplations inspired or taken directly from the Buddhist tradition. They are presented in a way that will speak to the universal nature of everyone, regardless of their religious beliefs. Puja means to honour or to venerate. With these contemplations we honour the mystery of life and refresh our intention to live in a sane, healthy and compassionate manner. Click here for an Introduction to Daily Puja.  OR  For the entire text in PDF format, click here

 

 

Cycle of Samatha

Cycle of Samatha is a simple yet rich practice for living with ease and insight in the midst of whatever is occurring.   Based on five reminders; smiling breathing, present, appreciating, and offering, this little booklet has been a pocket mentor of sense and sanity for many people, ever since it was first published in 1996. Click here to download the 23 page pdf in English Click here to download the 20 page pdf in German. Translated by Peter Gerdes.

 

Commonsense Retreat

‘Commonsense Retreat’ is a small booklet introducing some of the broadly practical considerations that will help support a solitary retreat. It was originally written in 1984 to help introduce people to the use of retreat huts at the Wangapeka Study and Retreat Centre in N.Z. Though based on general Buddhist principles, it speaks to people from a wide range of traditions and backgrounds. It touches on themes such as one’s motivation for retreating, basic preparation, the environment or place for retreat, physical health, diet, basic mindfulness practice, and how to smoothly emerge from retreat. Click here to download the entire ‘Commonsense Retreat’ PDF (10 pages)

 

 

 

Marcher en sagesse (a French translation of ‘Walking in Wisdom’)

“Savais tu, mon ami,
Que chacune de tes respirations change le monde?
As tu pris conscience
Que chacun de tes pas tranforme une myriade de vies?”

Simple et profond toute à la fois, Marcher en sagasse est un merveilleux petit livre qui nous ensiegne l’attention et la présence compatissante qu milieu de toutes nos allées et venues. Ill remet en question pour beaucoup choses de la vie que nous avions considérées comme acquises et touche à quelques-uns des thèmes les plus profonds de l’enseignement bouddhiste.
Click here to download the entire ‘Marcher en sagesse’ PDF (82 pages)

 


Books by Ven. Namgyal Rinpoché
are available from Bodhi Publishing in Canada
at www.bodhipublishing.org.