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June 6, 2011

“Mindful” Stocking Stuffers: Favorite Buddhist Books.

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Click the link or the image to purchase the book from Amazon…or better yet, remember the name of the book to buy it from your local book store.

My Favorite Daily Reading Book:

Ocean of Dharma by Chogyam Trungpa

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My Favorite Buddhist Beginners’ Book:


Faith, by Sharon Salzberg

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Most Influential Non-Buddhist Book:

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My Favorite Practice Book:


Touching Enlightenment: Finding Realization in the Body by Reggie Ray

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My Favorite User-Friendly Guide:


Training the Mind: And Cultivating Loving-Kindness by Chogyam Trungpa

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My Favorite Buddhist Philosophy Book:

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My Favorite Classic:

Mahamudra: The Moonlight—Quintessence of Mind and Meditation by Dakpo Tashi Namgyal

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My Favorite Western Classic:


Wild Awakening by Dzogchen Ponlop

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kris Nov 28, 2013 1:42pm

To Meet the Real Dragon, by Gudu Wafu Nishijima and Buddhism Plain and Simple, by Steve Hagen. Love all of Brad Warner's work, Hardcore Zen and Sit Down and Shut Up the best ones imo.

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