Suggested Reading

Mindful Heart Buddha Sangha booklet with general information on Buddhism and Meditation

Click here to download or print part 1 of the booklet

Click here to download or print part 2 of the booklet

Click here to download or print part 3 of the booklet

Theravada/Insight Meditation Influenced Resources

Any book by Sharon Salzberg

Any book by Joseph Goldstein

Any book by Jack Kornfield

Any Book by Bhante Gunaratana

Tier 1 (beginners)

Mindfulness in Plain English by Bhante Gunaratana

Eight Mindful Steps to Happiness by Bhante Gunaratana

Insight Meditation: The Practice of Freedom by Joseph Goldstein

Insight Meditation: A step-by-step guide on how to meditate by Sharon Salzberg and Joseph Goldstein

Buddhism Without Beliefs by Stephen Batchelor

It’s Easier Than You Think by Sylvia Boorstein

Loving Kindness: The Revolutionary Art of Happiness by Sharon Salzberg

Tier 2 (beginner but becoming more experienced)

What the Buddha Taught by Walpola Rahula

The Meditator’s Atlas by Matthew Flickstein

The Meditator’s workbook by Matthew Flickstein

Beyond Mindfulness in Plain English by Bhante Gunaratana

Going on Being by Mark Epstein, M.D.

Being Nobody, Going Nowhere  Ayya Khema

Biographies including the Buddha

Old Path White Clouds by Thich Nhat Hahn  (Buddha)

Cave in the Snow by Vickie Mackenzie

Knee Deep in Grace by Amy Schmidt

Stumbling Toward Enlightenment by Geri Larkin   (autobiography)

Mahayana/Vajrayana Influenced Resources

How to Meditate by Kathleen McDonald

Any book by Thich Nhat Hanh

Any book by Pema Chodron

Any book by His Holiness the Dalai Lama

Any book by Alan Watts

Others:

When Things Fall Apart by Pema Chodron

Buddhism Plain and Simple by Steve Hagen