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Kalyana Mitta Suggested Reading List

Highly Recommended:

  • The Experience of Insight,  Joseph Goldstein
  • A Path With Heart,  Jack Kornfield
  • Seeking the Heart of Wisdom,  Joseph Goldstein and Jack Kornfield
  • Insight Meditation,  Joseph Goldstein
  • One Dharma,  Joseph Goldstein
  • After the Ecstasy, the Laundry,  Jack Kornfield
  • Loving-Kindness,  Sharon Salzberg
  • Faith,  Sharon Salzberg
  • Radical Acceptance,  Tara Brach (learning to accept and love yourself)
  • It's Easier Than You Think,  Sylvia Boorstein
  • Awakening the Buddha Within,  Lama Surya Das
  • Peace Is Every Step, Thich Nhat Hanh
  • How We Choose to Be Happy,  Rick Foster and Greg Hicks
  • The Power of Now,  Eckhart Tolle
  • Field Notes on the Compassionate Life,  Marc Ian Barasch

Additional Readings:

  • The Teachings of the Buddha,  ed. by Jack Kornfield
  • The Heart of Buddhist Meditation,  Nyanaponika Thera
  • Emotional Alchemy,  Tara Bennett-Goleman (mindfulness with emotions)
  • Emotional Intelligence,  Dan Goleman
  • Destructive Emotions,  Dan Goleman
  • Full Catastrophe Living,  Jon Kabat-Zinn (working with stress and pain)
  • Wherever You Go, There You Are,  Jon Kabat-Zinn
  • Everyday Blessings,  Jon Kabat-Zinn (mindful parenting)
  • The Beginner’s Guide to Insight Meditation,  Arinna Weisman
  • Old Path White Clouds,  Thich Nhat Hanh (life of the Buddha)
  • A Gradual Awakening,  Stephen Levine
  • The Engaged Buddhist Reader, Parallax Press (anthology of engaged Buddhism)
  • World as Lover, World as Self,  Joanna Macy (ecology)
  • Dharma Gaia: A Harvest of Essays in Buddhism & Ecology,  Alan Hunt Badiner
  • The Art of Happiness,  The Dalai Lama and Howard Cutler
  • The Middle Length Discourses,  translated by Bhikku Bodhi (Wisdom Publications)


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