BOOK LIST

Here’s our tried and true reading list for personal pleasure as well as to enhance your analytical meditation practice. This booklist will be updated with new titles and subject matter on a regular basis.

 

Spiritual Study

&

Analytic Meditation

Meditation

Lyric Essays

Science &

Spirituality

Poetry

Novels

Biographies

&

Autobiographies

Spiritual Study & Analytic Meditation

 

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Immortality and Reincarnation - Alexander David Neel
In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts - Gabor Mate MD
Lust for Enlightenment - John Stevens
The World's Religions - Huston Smith
Mind of Clear Light - Dalai Lama
The Art of Happiness - Dalai Lama
No Time to Lose - Pema Chodron
Meister Eckhart - Matthew Fox
Being Right Here - James Low
Boundless Heart - Christina Feldman
Grace in Aging - Kathrine Dowling Singh
A Buddhist Bible - Dwight Goddard
A Book of Hours - Thomas Murton
Altruism The Power of Compassion to Change Yourself and the World - Matthieu Ricard
An End to Suffering The Buddha in the World - Pankaj Mishra
The Artist's Way A Spiritual Path to Higher Creativity - Julia Cameron
A Short History of Myth - Karen Armstrong
Be Here Now - Ram Dass
Beyond Belief - Elaine Pagels
The Bhagavad Gita According to Gandhi - M.K. Gandhi
Buddha of Infinite Light - D.T. Suzuki
The Case for God - Karen Armstrong
Choosing to Love the World - Thomas Merton
Cosmic Consciousness - Richard Maurice Bucke
Crazy Wisdom - Chogyam Trungpa
The Diamond in Your Pocket Discovering Your True Radiance - Gangaji & Tolle
The Essential Dogen Writing of the Great Zen Master
Fear - Thich Nhat Hanh
The Gnostic Gospels - Elaine Pagels
The Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna
The Krishnamurti Reader - J Krishnamurti
Comfortable with Uncertainty - Pema Chodron
Guided Meditations, Explorations and Healings - Stephen Levine
Healing into Life and Death - Stephen Levine
History of God - Karen Armstrong
How to Know God - Deepak Chopra
Letting Go of the Person You Used to Be - Lama Surya Das
Living Buddha, Living Christ - Thich Nhat Hanh
The Mysticism of Sound and Music - Hazrat Inayat Khan
Mystics and Zen Masters - Thomas Murton
No Death, No Fear - Thich Nhat Hanh
The Perennial Philosophy - Aldous Huxley
The Quantum and the Lotus A Journey to the Frontiers Where Science and Buddhism Meet
Polishing the Mirror How to Live from Your Spiritual Heart - Ram Dass
Rebel Buddha A Guide to a Revolution of Mind - Dzogchen Ponlop
Reinventing The Body, Resurrecting The Soul - Deepak Chopra
The Sacred and the Profane The Nature of Religion - Mircea Eliade
The Seat of the Soul - Gary Zukav
Shambhala The Sacred Path of the Warrior - Chogyam Trungpa
Still Here Embracing Aging, Changing, and Dying - Ram Dass
Taking Our Places The Buddhist Path to Truly Growing Up - Norman Fischer
To_a_Mountain_in_Tibet_–_Colin_Thubron
Training_in_Compassion_Zen_Teachings_on_the_Practice_of_Lojong_–_Norman_Fischer
The Tree of Yoga The Definitive Guide to Yoga in Everyday Life - B.K.S. Iyengar
Twelve_Steps_to_a_Compassionate_Life_–_Karen_Armstrong
Walking in this World The Practical Art of Creativity - Julia Cameron
The_Way_of_White_Clouds_A_Buddhist_Pilgrim_in_Tibet_–_Lama_Anagarika_Govinda
The Wisdom of Insecurity A Message for an Age of Anxiety - Alan W. Watts
Zen_&_Creativity_and_Cultivating_Your_Artistic_Life_–_John_Daido_Loori
Zen Flesh Zen Bones A Collection of Zen and Pre-Zen writings

Science & Spirituality

 

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Psychoanalysis and Zen - Erich Fromm
You Are the Universe - Deepak Chopra
Wired for God - Charles Foster
The Selfless Gene - Charles Foster
Born_to_be_Good_The_Science_of_a_Meaningful_Life_–_Dacher_Keltner
How_God_Changes_Your_Brain_–_Andrew_Newberg,_M.D._and_Mark_Robert_Waldman
The Mindful Way through Depression Freeing Yourself from Chronic Unhappiness
Why_God_Won’t_Go_Away_Brain_Science_and_the_Biology_of_Belief

Meditation

 

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Contemplative Prayer - Thomas Murton & Thich Nhat Hanh
Meditations with Meister Eckhart - Matthew Fox
The Heart Centering Prayer - Cynthia Bourgeault
Turning Confusion into Clarity - Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche
Finding_The_Still_Point_–_John_Daido_Loori
Guided_Meditations_on_The_Stages_of_the_Path_–_Thubten_Chodron
How_to_Meditate_–_Pema_Chodron
Insight_Meditation_The_Practice_of_Freedom_–_Joseph_Goldstein
Loving-Kindness_The_Revolutionary_Art_of_Happiness_–_Sharon_Salzberg
Making_Space_–_Thich_Nhat_Hanh
Meditations_with_Teresa_of_Avila,_A_Journey_Into_The_Sacred_–_Megan_Don
On_Eastern_Meditation_–_Thomas_Merton
Real_Happiness_The_Power_of_Meditation_–_Sharon_Salzberg
Seeking_the_Heart_of_Wisdom_The_Path_of_Insight_Meditation_–_Joseph_Goldstein_&_Jack_Kornfield
Stages_of_Meditation_–_The_Dalai_Lama
Still_The_Mind_–_Alan_Watts
The Art of Just Sitting Essential Writings on the Zen Practice of Shikantaza
Turning_The_Mind_Into_An_Ally_–_Sakyong_Mipham

Poetry

 

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Kabir - Robert Bly
The Gift - Hafiz
A Tear And A Smile - Khalil Gibran
Winter Hours - Mary Oliver
The Present Moment - Gary Snider
The Complete Poems 1927-1979 - Elizabeth Bishop
Collected_Poems_–_Jack_Gilbert
Collected_Poems_–_Allen_Ginsberg
Collected_Poems_–_Jane_Kenyon
The Essential Neruda Selected Poems - Pablo Neruda
Leaves_Of_Grass_–_Walt_Whitman
Mirabai_Ecstatic_Poems_–_Robert_Bly_and_Jane_Hirshfield
New_And_Selected_Poems_Volume_One_–_Mary_Oliver
New_And_Selected_Poems_Volume_Two_–_Mary_Oliver
No Nature New and Selected Poems Gary Snyder
Sifting Through the Madness for the Word, the Line, the Way New Poems - Charles Bukowski
Songs_of_Spiritual_Experience_Tibetan_Buddhist_Poems_of_Insight_and_Awakening_–_Thupten_Jinpa_&_Jas_
The_Complete_Poetry_&_Prose_–_William_Blake
The_Hundred_Thousand_Songs_of_Milarepa_–_Translated_and_annotated_by_Garma_C._C._Chang
The Mercy: Poems
The_River_Sound_–_W.S._Merwin

Lyric Essays

 

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A Little Party Dress Lyric Essays - Christian Bobin
Awake Stories of Life-Changing Epiphanies - Thomas Dyja
If_on_a_winter’s_night_a_traveler_–_Italo_Calvino
I_Never_Dared_Hope_for_You_–_Christian_Bobin
The_Complete_Poems_of_Emily_Dickinson–_Edited_by_Thomas_H._Johnson
The_Lady_in_White_–_Christian_Bobin
The_Very_Lowly_A_Meditation_on_Francis_of_Assisi_–_Christian_Bobin

Novels

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Crime_And_Punishment_–_Fyodor_Dostoevsky
Immortality_–_Milan_Kundera
Joseph and His Brothers - Thomas Mann
Life_of_Pi_–_Yann_Martel
Notes_From_The_Underground_–_Fyodor_Dostoevsky
Siddhartha_–_Hermann_Hess
Sophie’s_Choice_–_William_Styron
The_Dharma_Bums_–_Jack_Kerouac
The_Glass_Bead_Game_–_Herman_Hess
The_Magic_Mountain_–_Thomas_Mann
Us_Conductors_–_Sean_Michaels
Zorba_The_Greek_–_Nikos_Kazantzakas

Biographies & Autobiographies

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An_Autobiography_The_Story_of_My_Experiments_with_Truth_–_M.K._Gandhi
Autobiography_of_a_Yogi_–_Paramahansa_Yogananda
Born_in_Tibet_–_Chogyam_Trungpa
Brilliant Moon The Autobiography of Dilgo Khyentse
Buddha_–_Karen_Armstrong
Francis_of_Assisi_A_Revolutionary_Life_–_Adrian_House_and_Karen_Armstrong
Great_Soul_Mahatma_Gandhi_and_His_Struggle_with_India_–_Joseph_Lelyveld
Krishnamurti_The_Years_of_Awakening_–_Mary_Lutyens
Muhammad_–_Karen_Armstrong
Ramakrishna_and_His_Disciples_–_Christopher_Isherwood
Report_To_Greco_–_Nikos_Kazantzakis
The_Goddess_Pose_The_Audacious_Life_of_Indra_Devi,_the_Woman_Who_Helped_Bring_Yoga_into_the_West_–_M
The_Seven_Storey_Mountain_–_Thomas_Merton
Ultimate Journey - Richard Bernstein
Walt_Whitman_A_Life_–_Justin_Kaplan
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