gift shop

Our Gift Shop offers a complete collection of Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche’s books, audio downloads of books and guided meditations, prayer booklets, Buddhist statues and art.

We also offer a wide variety of gift items, as well as practical items that you may have forgotten at home to help make your stay more comfortable. 

open hours

The IKRC GC Gift Shop is open during Temple Open Hours, as well as during courses, special events, and retreats

Everything explained within Tharpa’s books is relevant to our daily experiences, and shows us how to be a happier person … a calmer person … a better person – whatever we want to be.”


Tharpa Publications

Distributing the wisdom of Modern Buddhism, Tharpa Publications publishes the books of Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche, a contemporary Buddhist master, international teacher and highly acclaimed author.

Written with great clarity, Geshe Kelsang Gyatso’s books offer a practical approach that meets the needs of modern people. They are available in many languages and range from introductory works to detailed commentaries on the most profound aspects of Buddhism. His books form the basis of highly popular study programs in modern Buddhism and meditation held at centers around the world.

Tharpa books and the Living Meditation audio series are available at our store, and online from

The real source of happiness is inner peace. If our mind is peaceful, we will be happy all the time, regardless of external conditions, but if it is disturbed or troubled in any way, we will never be happy, no matter how good our external conditions may be. If we want true, lasting happiness we need to develop and maintain a special experience of inner peace.”