August 1, 2014

Best Buddhist Books for Beginners with Simple Meditation Instruction.

Training the mind best buddhist books

Most people don’t really want to become Buddhist, or any religion particularly, but everyone wants to be happy.” ~ Waylon Lewis

Buddhism 101: Books we Recommend.

If you want to check out Buddhism or learn to meditate, if you are going through stress or difficult times, these books are a great start. Plus a little bonus meditation instruction at the end of  the video.

These are a nice way to work a little dharma or wisdom or compassion or happiness into your daily life:

Best Buddhist Books for Beginners:

1. Any book by Pema Chödrön
2. Training the Mind. ~ Chögyam Trungpa
3. The Shambhala Principle. ~ Sakyong Mipham
4. Turning the Mind into an Ally. ~ Sakyong Mipham
5. Cutting through Spiritual Materialism. ~ Chögyam Trungpa
6. Shambhala: The Sacred Path of the Warrior. ~ Chögyam Trungpa
7. Zen Mind, Beginner’s Mind. ~ Shunryu Suzuki
8. Dharma Art. ~ Chögyam Trungpa
9. How the Swans Came to the Lake. ~ Rick Fields
10. Crooked Cucumber. ~ Shunryu Suzuki

We also appreciate the works by Sharon Salzberg and Jack Kornfield.

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