Recommended Readings

The following is a list of books that will help you to learn more about Buddhism and Buddhist thought.

for beginners: read about “Four Noble Truth“, “Essence of Buddha’s Teachings”


*Atisha’s Lamp for The Path to Enlightenment : (Commentary by Gashe Sonam Rinchen

(Wisdom Publications)                                        Translated and edited by Ruth Sonam)


*Joyful Path of Good Fortune: by Gashe Kelsang Gyaltso

(Tharpa Publications)                                         (A complete Buddhist Path to Enlightenment)


*Awaking the Buddha Within: by Lama Surya Das (Eight steps to Enlightenment)

(Broadway)                                                              (National Best Seller)


*The Seven-Point Mind Training: by B. Alan Wallace

(Snow Lion)                         (A Dzogchen Lineage holder and Founder of Dzogchen Foundation)


*Natural Liberation: Padmasambahva’s Teachings on the Six Bardos

(Wisdom Publications)  (Commentary by Gyatrul Rinpoche) (Translated by B. Alan Wallace)


*Living with the Himalayan Masters: by Swami Rama (Founder of Himalayan Institute)

(The Himalayan Institute Press)


*From Death to Birth: by Pandit Rajmani Tigunait, PH.D. (Understand Karma and Reincarnation)

(The Himalayan Institute Press)


*Buddha Heart, Buddha Mind: The Dalai Lama (Living the Four Noble Truths)

(The Crossroad Publishing Company)


*Heart of Wisdom: by Gashe Kelsang Gyaltso (Explanation of the Heart Sutra)

(Tharpa Publications)


*Universal Compassion: by Gashe Kelsang Gyaltso (Inspiring solutions for difficult times)


*Reincarnation-The Boy Lama by Vickie Mackenzie ( A true story of a Tibetan lama-

(Wisdom Publications)                                                 Lama Yeshe’s death and rebirth)


And, if you are really serious about study the Buddhism, the list below is what you need;

*The Great Treatise on the Stages of the Path to Enlightenment (Set of three-volumes translations)

By Tsong-Kha-Pa (1357-1419) one of the most renowned works of spiritual practice and philosophy

(Wisdom Publications)                                          in the word of Tibetan Buddhism.) for Lam-Rim practice

*The connected Discourses of the Buddha (Two volumes)

*The Long Discourses of the Buddha

*The middle Discourses of the Buddha

(Wisdom Publications)

Enlightened Courage by Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche

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