Books by Geshe Dakpa Topgyal

In addition to teaching classes year round at both the Charleston Tibetan Society and the South Carolina Dharma Center, Geshe Dakpa Topgyal has also authored several books. All of these books are available from the Charleston Tibetan Society.


Diamond Key for Opening the Wisdom Eye: A Guide to the Process of Meditation

What is meditation? What does it really mean to meditate? How can I properly meditate? In this short and pithy book, Geshe Dakpa Topgyal clearly explains why you can benefit from meditation and how to meditate. Meditation's proper place on the path to enlightenment is also carefully elucidated.

  • Published by Broken Umbrella Press
  • ISBN# 0-9754680-0-6
  • 139 pages

Holistic Health: A Tibetan Monk's View

A balance of physical and mental health is necessary in order to find meaning in your life and succeed in every area, whether spiritual or worldly. There are many factors involved in the process of building good physical and mental health, including: food, rest, exercise, mental attitude, meditation and many others. Each of these and more are discussed in a concise and practical way with the hope that they will be easy to learn and incorporate into daily life.

  • Published by Booksurge
  • ISBN# 1-4196-6203-1
  • 75 pages

Essential Ethics: A Buddhist Approach to Modern Day Life and Social Action

Modern life presents us with a number of ethical challenges. How are we to know the wisest course of action? Do our individual actions really matter in a world that is beset with so many problems? This book presents the teachings on ethics that were given over 2,600 years ago by the Buddha Shakyamuni. Buddhist ethical guidlines have the potential to bring peace and harmony from the individual to the universal level.

  • Published by Booksurge
  • ISBN# 978-1-4196-6861-6
  • 197 pages

The Traditional Buddhist Altar

With profound clarity and knowledge, Geshe Dakpa Topgyal provides practical and spiritual instructions for arranging and using a personal altar. 

  • Published by Booksurge
  • ISBN# 978-0-9796510-2-1
  • 32 pages