Resources: Reading

Suggested Reading

Related to weekly talks

 Recommended Authors and Selected Titles

Alphabetical by author last name.
Books suitable for beginners are marked with *

  • Guy Armstrong
    • Emptiness: A Practical Guide for Meditators
  • James Baraz
    • Awakening Joy: 10 Steps to Happiness *
  • Bhikkhu Bodhi
    • In the Buddha’s Words: An Anthology of Discourses from the Pali Canon
  • Sylvia Boorstein
    • Happiness is an Inside Job *
    • Pay Attention, For Goodness’ Sake: Practicing the Perfections of the Heart – The Buddhist Path of Kindness
  • Tara Brach
    • Radical Acceptance: Embracing Your LIfe with the Heart of a Buddha *
    • True Refuge: Finding Peace and Freedom in Your Own Awakened Heart
  • Pema Chödrön
    • When Things Fall Apart: Heart Advice for Difficult Times *
    • The Wisdom of No Escape and the Path of Loving-Kindness
  • Gil Fronsdal
    • The Dhammapada: A New Translation of the Buddhist Classic with Annotations
  • Joseph Goldstein
    • The Experience of Insight: A Simple and Direct Guide to Buddhist Meditation
    • Mindfulness: A Practical Guide to Awakening
    • One Dharma: The Emerging Western Buddhism
  • Bhante Gunaratana
    • Mindfulness in Plain English
  • John Makransky
    • Awakening Through Love: Unveiling Your Deepest Goodness
  • Jon Kabat-Zinn
    • Wherever You Go, There You Are: Mindfulness Meditation in Everyday Life *
  • Jack Kornfield
    • A Path with Heart: A Guide Through the Perils and Promises of Spiritual Life
    • The Wise Heart: A Guide to the Universal Teachings of Buddhist Psychology
  • Thich Nhat Hanh
    • Being Peace
    • The Heart of the Buddha’s Teaching: Transforming Suffering into Peace, Joy, and Liberation
    • Old Path White Clouds: Walking in the Footsteps of the Buddha
    • Peace Is Every Step: The Path of Mindfulness in Everyday Life
  • Sharon Salzberg
    • Lovingkindness: The Revolutionary Art of Happiness *
    • Real Happiness: The Power of Meditation: A 28-Day Program *
    • Real Love: The Art of Mindful Connection
  • Amy Schmidt
    • Dipa Ma: The Life and Legacy of a Buddhist Master

Many of these books are available through the Saskatoon Public Library!

Periodicals

Click on any of the following to access their web site; subscriptions to paper magazines are available from those sites.

Translations of Buddhist Texts

  • Access to Insight
    Access to Insight is an Internet website dedicated to providing accurate, reliable, and useful information concerning the practice and study of Theravada Buddhism, as it has been handed down to us through both the written word of the Pali canon and the living example of the Sangha.

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