SUGGESTED READINGS
General Introductory Readings
Readings from the Thai Forest Tradition
J.Krishnamurti
Readings from the Zen Tradition
Vimala Thakar
Yoga
Suggested Links

 

GENERAL INTRODUCTORY READINGS

What the Buddha Taught, Walpola Rahula.*

Seeking the Heart of Wisdom, Jack Kornfield & Joseph Goldstein, Shambala Press.*

Insight Meditation, Joseph Goldstein, Shambala Press.

Mindfulness in Plain English, Bhante Gunarantana, Wisdom Press.*

Eight Mindful Steps to Happiness, Bhante Gunarantana, Wisdom Press.

Breath By Breath: The Liberating Practice of Insight Meditation, Larry Rosenberg, Shambala Press.*

Mindfulness With Breathing, Buddhadassa Bhikku, Wisdom Press.

The Sutra on the Full Awareness of Breathing, Thich Nhat Hanh, Parallax Press.

The Four Foundations of Mindfulness, Ven. U Silananda, Wisdom Press.

*Highly Recommended

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READINGS FROM THE THAI FOREST TRADITION

Living Buddhist Masters, Jack Kornfield.*

Food for the Heart: The Collected Teachings of Ajahn Chah, Ajahn Chah, Wisdom Press.*

Being Dharma: The Essence of the Buddha’s Teachings, Ajahn Chah, Shambala Press.

Small Boat, Great Mountain, Amaro Bhikku, Abhayagiri Monastery.

The Mind and the Way, Ajahn Sumedo, Wisdom Press.

An Unentangled Knowing, U. Kee Nanayon, Dharma Dana Pub.*

*Highly Recommended

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J. KRISHNAMURTI

(All titles available through the Krishnamurti Foundation of America)

Freedom From the Known, Golanz Press.*

The Awakening of Intelligence, Harper Collins.*

Commentaries on Living, Vol 1,2 &3.

To Be Human, Shambala Press.

J. Krishnamurti: A Biography, Pupul Jayakar, Penguin/Arkana.*

*Highly Recommended

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READINGS FROM THE ZEN TRADITION

Taking the Path of Zen, Robert Aitkin, North Point Press.*

The Gateless Barrier.*

Bring Me the Rhinoceros, John Tarrant.*

The Light in the Dark,Harper. (Especially recommended for those wanting a really good map for the ups and downs of deep spiritual work.)*

Subtle Sound: The Zen Teachings of Maureen Stuart, Shambala Press.*

The Zen Teaching of Huang Po: On the Transmission of Mind, trans. John Blofeld.*

Cultivating the Empty Field: The Silent Illumination of Zen Master Hongzhi, trans. Dan Leighton, Tuttle Press.*

Mud and Water: The Collected Teaching of Zen Master Bassui, trans. Arthur Braverman, Wisdom Press.*

The Life and Teaching of Zen Master Bankei, trans. Norman Waddell, North Point Press.*

*Highly Recommended

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VIMALA THAKAR

Blossoms of Friendship, Rodmell Press.*

*Highly Recommended

Canada 1987 Meditation Camp Talks: Listen Online

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YOGA

(From the Desikachar tradition)

Yoga for Wellness, Gary Kraftsow, Penguin Arkana.

Yoga for Transformation, G.K., Compass Press.

Yoga for Your Life, Martin Pierce, Rudra Press.

Yoga for the West: A Manual for Designing Your Own Practice, Ian Rawlinson, CRCS Pub.

Bringing Yoga to Life, Donna Fahri, Harper (Not from the Desikachar tradition, but really excellent for those wanting to integrate the fullness of Yoga beyond asana practice into daily living).*

The Heart of Yoga , T.K.V. Desikachar, Inner Traditions International.

*Highly Recommended

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SUGGESTED LINKS

www.accesstoinsight.org  ~  An extensive online library of the Buddha's teaching, the Thai Forest tradition and many other teachers in the Theravadin tradtion.  A wonderful resource.

www.dharmaseed.org  ~   This site gives access to talks given at the Insight Meditation Society by a wide range of teachers.

www.jkrishnamurti.org  ~   A source rich with K's teaching in print, audio and video. 

www.kfa.org  ~  Website for the Krishnamurti Foundation of America.  Resource for books, articles, video and audio. 

www.pathless.com  ~  Another source for the Teachings in various formats.