What are the Best Buddhist Books?

Via Waylon Lewis
on Jun 6, 2009
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Shambhala, by Trungpa Rinpoche, is probably the book I’d take to a desert island. That or Training the Mind, his commentary on Lojong slogans. You? What would you choose?

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About Waylon Lewis

Waylon Lewis, founder of elephant magazine, now elephantjournal.com & host of Walk the Talk Show with Waylon Lewis, is a 1st generation American Buddhist “Dharma Brat." Voted #1 in U.S. on twitter for #green two years running, Changemaker & Eco Ambassador by Treehugger, Green Hero by Discovery’s Planet Green, Best (!) Shameless Self-Promoter at Westword's Web Awards, Prominent Buddhist by Shambhala Sun, & 100 Most Influential People in Health & Fitness 2011 by "Greatist", Waylon is a mediocre climber, lazy yogi, 365-day bicycle commuter & best friend to Redford (his rescue hound). His aim: to bring the good news re: "the mindful life" beyond the choir & to all those who didn't know they gave a care. elephantjournal.com | His first book, Things I would like to do with You, is now available.


6 Responses to “What are the Best Buddhist Books?”

  1. Thanks. I'm pretty well-read in Yoga philosophy, but very little in Buddhist. you blog link to Huffington was very useful.

    Bob Weisenberg

  2. Bryce Navin says:

    Just as an overarching view of Tibetan Buddhism as a whole, I like "Indestructible Truth" by Reggie Ray.

  3. abbelaine says:

    Mommies and little ones might enjoy "The Prince Who Ran Away" by Anne Rockwell. It is a beautifully illustrated story of Gautama Buddha geared for ages 4 and up.

  4. Laura says:

    Shantideva. Guide to the Bodhisattva's Way of Life is probably the one I would have to pick out of all of my favorites.

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