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.
By the Dalai Lama
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.
By Lama Surya Das
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.
By Pema Chodron
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.
By Robert A. F. Thurman
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
By Suzuki Roshi
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.
By Bhante Henepola Gunaratana
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.
By Sharon Salzberg
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.
By Thich Naht Hanh
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.
By Jack Kornfield
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.
By Richard Hughes Seager