Reading List

These are some of the books I have found helpful in my practice, I list them here in the hope they will help others.  Some books appear in more than one section.  This is entirely intentional.  More introductory texts are marked with a *.

THE BUDDHIST PATH
Atisha
‘A Lamp for the Path to Enlightenment’
*Batchelor, Stephen
‘Buddhism Without Beliefs’, ‘Confession of a Buddhist Atheist’
Gampopa ‘The Jewel Ornament of Liberation’
*Hanh, Thich Nhat ‘Being Peace’
Loori, John Daido ‘Eight Gates of Zen’
*McLeod, Ken ‘Wake Up To Your Life’
*Rahula, Walpola ‘What The Buddha Taught’
Sahn, Seung ‘The Compass of Zen’

DEVELOPMENT OF AWARENESS AND INSIGHT
*Beck, Charlotte Joko
‘Everyday Zen’, ‘Nothing Special’
Buddhadasa
‘Mindfulness with Breathing’
*Gunaratna, Henepola ‘Mindfulness in Plain English’
*McLeod, Ken ‘Wake Up To Your Life’
*Packer, Toni ‘The Wonder of Presence’
Suzuki, Shunryu ‘Zen Mind, Beginner’s Mind’
Tarrant, John ‘Bring Me The Rhinoceros and other zen koans that will save your life’
*Uchiyama Roshi ‘Opening the Hand of Thought’

WORKING WITH THE BODY
Johnson, Will
‘Aligned, Relaxed, Resilient’
*Kabat-Zinn, Jon
‘Full Catastrophe Living’
Ray, Reggie
‘Touching Enlightenment’
*Schiffmann, Erich ‘Yoga: the spirit and practice of moving into stillness’

DEVELOPMENT OF LOVE AND COMPASSION/MIND TRAINING
*Chödrön, Pema  ‘When Things Fall Apart’
Fischer, Norman ‘Training in Compassion’
Kongtrül, Jamgön
‘The Great Path of Awakening’
*McLeod, Ken ‘Wake Up To Your Life’
Rosenberg, Marshall ‘Nonviolent Communication’
Shantideva
‘The Bodhisattva’s Way of Life’ (Bodhicaryavatara)
*Trungpa, Chögyam
‘Cutting Through Spiritual Materialism’
*Wallace, B Alan
‘The Four Immeasurables’

INSPIRATION
Chang, G C C ‘A Hundred Thousand songs of Milarepa’
Merton, Thomas ‘New Seeds of Contemplation’
Nonomura, Kaoro ‘Eat Sleep Sit’
*Ryokan ‘One Robe, One Bowl’
Suzuki, Shunryu ‘Zen Mind, Beginner’s Mind’








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