Introduction to Buddhism

Dhammapada byThomas Byron (trans.), (Shambhala)

The Buddha and His Teachings (previous title: Entering the Stream), by Bercholz and Kohn (editors), (Shambhala)

Buddha Speaks by Anne Bancroft, (Shambhala)


What the Buddha Taught by Walpola Rahula, (Grove Press)

Loving Kindness by Sharon Salzberg, (Shambhala)


Zen Mind, Beginner’s Mind by Shunryu Suzuki, (Weatherhill)

Three Pillars of Zen by Roshi Philip Kaplau, (Anchor)

Nothing Special by Charlotte Joko Beck, (Harper San Francisco)

Introduction to Tibetan Buddhism

How to Practice: The Way to a Meaningful Life by The Dalai Lama, (Atria)

The Buddhism of Tibet by The Dalai Lama, (Snow Lion)

The Words of My Perfect Teacher by Patrul Rinpoche, (Shambhala)

A Guide to The Words of My Perfect Teacher by Khenpo Ngawang Pelzang, (Shambhala)

Treasury of Precious Qualities by Longchen Yeshe Dorje, (Shambhala)


How to Meditate by Kathleen McDonald, (Wisdom)

Insight Meditation by Joseph Goldstein, (Shambhala)


The Way of the Bodhisattva by Shantideva (trans. Padmakara Group), (Shambhala)

No Time to Lose by Pema Chodron, (Shambhala)

Healing Anger by The Dalai Lama, (Snow Lion)

Commentary on the 37 Practices of a Bodhisattva by The Dalai Lama, (LTWA)

Start Where You Are by Pema Chodron, (Shambhala)

The Heart of Compassion by Dilgo Khyentse, (Shechen Pub.)

Enlightened Courage by Dilgo Khyentse, (Shechen Pub.)

Anger by Thich Naht Hanh, (Riverhead)

To Cherish All Life by Roshi Philip Kapleau, (Shambhala)

Food of Bodhisattvas by Padmakara Translation Group, (Shambhala)

Death and Dying

The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying by Sogyal Rinpoche, (Harpers)

Who Dies? by Stephen Levine, (Anchor)

The Tibetan Book of the Dead by Trungpa and Freemantle, (Shambhala)

Life in Relation to Death by Chagdud Tulku, (Padma Pub.)

Mind of Clear Light by The Dalai Lama, (Atria)

Parent and Child

Buddhism for Mothers by Sarah Napthali, (Allen & Unwin)

Everyday Blessings: The Inner Work of Mindful Parenting by Myla and Jon Kabat-Zinn, (Hyperion)

Dharma Family Treasures by Sandy Eastoak, (N. Atlantic)

Baby Buddhas: A guide for teaching meditation to children by Lisa Desmond, (Andrews McMeel Pub.)

Prince Siddhartha: The Story of the Buddha by Landaw and Brooke, (Wisdom)


Women of Wisdom byTsultrim Allione, (Snow Lion)

Sky Dancer by Dowman (trans.), (Snow Lion)

Cave in the Snow by MacKenzie, (Bloomsbury)

Meetings with Remarkable Women by Friedman, (Shambhala)

Alexandra David-Niel: Portrait of an Adventurer by Ruth Middleton,((Shambhala))

Hundred Thousand Songs of Milarepa by Chang (trans.), (Shambhala)


The Life of Shabkar by Matthieu Ricard (trans.), (Snow Lion)

Journey to Enlightenment: The Life and World of Khyenste Rinpoche by Matthieu Ricard, (Aperture)

Sacred Voices of the Nyingma Masters by Sandra Scales, (Padma Pub.)

Masters of Meditation and Miracles by Tulku Thondup, (Shambhala)

Chogyam Trungpa by Fabrice Midal, (Shambhala)

The Lives and Liberation of Princess Mandarava by Chonam and Khandro (trans.), (Wisdom)

Teachings on Emptiness

Introduction to the Middle Way by Padmakara Group, (Shambhala)

Practicing (Wisdom) by The Dalai Lama, (Wisdom)


Dzogchen by The Dalai Lama, (Snow Lion)

As It Is: (Vols. I and II) by Tulku Urgyen, (Rangjung Yeshe)

Rainbow Painting by Tulku Urgyen, (Rangjung Yeshe)

Union of Mahamudra & Dzogchen by Chokyi Nyima, (Rangjung Yeshe)

The Dzogchen Primer by Marcia Binder, (Shambhala)

Science and Psychology

The Psychological Attitude of Early Buddhist Philosophy by Lama Govinda, (Motilal Banarsidas)

Glimpses of the Abhidharma byChogyam Trungpa, (Shambhala)

Mindscience: An East West Dialogue by Benson, The Dalai Lama, et al, (Wisdom)

Quantum and the Lotus by Ricard and Thuan, (Crown Pub.)

Sleeping, Dreaming, Dying by The Dalai Lama, Varela, et al, (Wisdom)

Gentle Bridges: Conversations with the Dalai Lama by Hayward and Varela ,(Shambhala)

Healing Emotions by Goleman, (Shambhala)

Consciousness at the Crossroads by Houshmand, et al, (Snow Lion)

Destructive Emotions by Goleman, (Bantam Dell)


Dharma Rain: Sources of Buddhist Environmentalism by Kaza and Kraft, (Shambhala)

Dalai Lama at Harvard: Lectures on the Buddhist Path to Peace by The Dalai Lama, (Snow Lion)

Born in Tibet by Chogyam Trungpa, (Shambhala)

Sky Burial: An Eyewitness Account of China’s Brutal Crackdown on Tibet by Blake Kerr, (Snow Lion)


Reincarnation: The Boy Lama by Vickie MacKenzie, (Wisdom)

Twenty Cases Suggestive of Reincarnation by Ian Stevenson, (University Press of VA)

Buddhism and Christianity

The Good Heart: A Buddhist Perspective on the Teachings of Jesus by The Dalai Lama, (Wisdom)

Living Buddha, Living Christ by Thich Naht Hanh, (Riverhead)

The Asian Journal of Thomas Merton by Thomas Merton, (New Directions)

Buddhism and the West

How the Swans Came to the Lake by Fields, (Shambhala)

The Complete Guide to Buddhist America by Morreale, (Shambhala)


Cutting Through Spiritual Materialism by Chogyam Trungpa, (Shambhala)

(Shambhala): Sacred Path of the Warrior by Chogyam Trungpa, (Shambhala)

The Heart of the Buddha by Chogyam Trungpa, (Shambhala)

The (Wisdom) of No Escape by Pema Chodron, (Element)

When Things Fall Apart by Pema Chodron, (Shambhala)