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Welcome to Karida Sangha‘s bookstore. When we link a book to an outside vender be assured that it's the best arrangement that we can provide and that we receive no compensation for any sales. Notice that some books may also be available on our website for free download in PDF form.


Cover of Journey of theHeart.Journey of the Heart: Meditations with Kuan Yin

Text: Roger Irwin (Gyoshin), Images of Kuan Yin by Cynthia Elsner.

Through guided imagery, this book takes you on a journey of active participation through sixteen meditations. Each meditation is accompanied by a unique image of the Bodhisattva Kuan Yin. This is not a book about meditation - the book is a meditation designed to take you through a full lunar month of practice.

The creation of each hand-bound book in the traditional fukuro toji-style is a meditative process demonstrated in our seven-minute video here.

Price: $14.95 Learn more.

60 pages 5.5 x 8.5 x .33 inches, 17 Images of Kuan Yin


Cover of Five Aspirations.

Five Aspirations: A Karida Buddhist Guide to Spiritual Practice

by Roger Irwin (Gyoshin)

This book is a guide to a specific practice called the “Five Aspirations:” a movement from head to heart, from wisdom to compassion. Centering in the heart becomes the end of a process that begins in the mind. By engaging in this practice we plant and nurture seeds of compassion. The love of truth, the love of the earth, the love for others, and the courage to walk the path of the heart: these are the fruits of this practice. These five aspirations are an easy to remember spiritual practice.

Price $9.95 Learn more

Traditional Japanese hand-binding

5.5 x 8.5 x .25 inches, Illustrations of five mudras

On the other hand, if you want an unbound free copy from your own printer you may download the entire book in PDF format here.


Cover of Heartlines.

Heartlines...Daily Wisdom for your spiritual journey

by Lucia Amsden, MSW

Heartlines are active daily messages that use vivid imagery to help you love more, heal old wounds, and care and nurture yourself. They are tools that bring inner direction and power to bear on your everyday choices. Above all, Heartlines guide you to open yourself to the personal power that is within to grow and change. Learn more

Price: $6.14 Spiral bound

May be purchased directly from Amazon Books.


Breaking Eggs: book cover

Breaking Eggs: Finding New Meaning with Chronic Illness

by Lucia Amsden, MSW

Lucia Amsdem's new book is a spirit-filled and practical guide for anyone dealing with chronic illness. Breaking Eggs addresses a variety of psychological, mental, spiritual, and physical issues. Her lessons come easily, through the heart as much as the head. To get better acquainted with Lucia go to our Amogasiddhi Buddha page.

Price: $2.99 Kindle e-book edition

Price: $12.95 Paperback edition

May be purchased directly from Amazon Books.



Herron book cover

Poetry for the Ear of God: Healing Trauma Through the Music of Words.

by Elizabeth Herron

This book of poetry describes the author's lifelong journey of healing childhood trauma through developing a deep and abiding personal spirituality. Traumatic experiences are best understood as part of a spiritual process of transformation in which one goes through a series of stages. This book provides a metaphorical and poetic road map through the difficult experience of traumatic suffering and reframes it as a spiritually inspired and guided process.

Price: $12.95 paper back edition

9 x 6 x.02 inches, 86 pages

This book may be purchased directly through this direct link to Amazon Books.


Inquiries welcome please email us at Karida Press.