• The Art of Happiness: A Handbook for Living
    by His Holiness the Dalai Lama with Howard C. Cutler
    Everything you ever wanted to ask the Dalai Lama--Why do we have to suffer? Is romantic love true love? How do we deal with loneliness or the death of a loved one?--American psychiatrist Cutler has asked for us. The answers are surprising and make up a manual infused with the insight and playfulness of this extraordinary teacher.

    The Art of Happiness
    By the Dalai Lama

  • Awakening the Buddha Within: Tibetan Wisdom for the Western World by Lama Surya Das
    A Westerner trained as a Tibetan Buddhist Lama, Surya Das strikes the perfect note for transmitting the 2500-year-old Buddhist teachings to ego-driven 21st century Americans in an accessible, down-to-earth format.

  • Awakening the Buddha Within
    By Lama Surya Das

  • The Wisdom of No Escape and the Path of Lovingkindness
    by Pema Chodron
    This book is adapted from a set of talks given by Pema Chodron, an American Buddhist nun in the Tibetan tradition, who has an extraordinary gift for illustrating the Buddha's teachings in plain English and offers invaluable instructions for confronting our own suffering, instead of running away from it.

    The Wisdom of No Escape
    By Pema Chodron

  • Essential Tibetan Buddhism
    by Robert A. F. Thurman
    In his inimitable, charismatic style, the West's most visible exponent of the dharma throws open the doors to the world of Tibetan Buddhism, using its great texts. Included is a superb introduction to the history, philosophy, and practices of this endangered tradition.

    Essential Tibetan Buddhism
    By Robert A. F. Thurman

  • Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind
    by Shunryu Suzuki Roshi
    The simplicity and diamond-like clarity of this classic collection of talks, by the founder of the San Francisco Zen Center and a pioneer of Buddhism in the West, has struck an instant and deep chord with millions of readers. With this gem of a book, contemporary seekers get a glimpse of his wisdom and humor

    Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind
    By Suzuki Roshi

  • Mindfulness in Plain English by Bhante Henepola Gunaratana (Wisdom Publications)
    One of the most straightforward, helpful, and comprehensive meditation manuals ever written, no matter what tradition you're in, by a monk who has taught for decades in the United States.
    Mindfulness in Plain English
    By Bhante Henepola Gunaratana

  • Lovingkindness: The Revolutionary Art of Being Happiness by Sharon Salzberg
    Salzberg, a long-time teacher of vipassana meditation and the founder of the Insight Meditation Society in Massachusetts, focuses on the Buddhist practice of Metta, or "lovingkindness," in this eloquent eye- and heart-opening manual.

    Lovingkindness: The Revolutionary Art of Happiness
    By Sharon Salzberg

  • Peace Is Every Step: The Path of Mindfulness in Everyday Life by Thich Nhat Hanh
    The world-renowned Vietnamese Buddhist master uses stories from his own life, guided meditations, and simply told dharma lessons to convey the philosophy that we are all interdependent. In light of this radical Buddhist teaching, how then, do we deal with our individualism? Thich Nhat Hanh explains.

    Peace Is Every Step
    By Thich Naht Hanh

  • A Path With Heart: A Guide Through the Promises and Perils of Spiritual Life
    by Jack Kornfield
    A modern spiritual classic, "A Path With Heart" uses everyday metaphors to examine the sometimes elusive road to spiritual transformation. Since 1974, when he returned from Asia to the U.S. and left monastic life behind, Kornfield has been dispensing plainspoken, accessible dharma.

  • A Path With Heart
    By Jack Kornfield

  • Buddhism in America by Richard Hughes Seager
    A scholar of American religion has written the first comprehensive road map to the landscape of Buddhist America at the turn of the millennium, with special attention to the often-overlooked interplay between immigrant and convert Buddhists.
    Buddhism in America
    By Richard Hughes Seager

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