A Burning Desire: Dharma God and the Path of Recovery by Kevin Griffin. Shows how the Dharma, the teachings of the Buddha, can be understood as a Higher Power. Karma, mindfulness, impermanence, and the Eightfold Path itself are revealed as powerful forces accessed through meditation and inquiry. Drawing from his own experiences with substance abuse, rehabilitation, and recovery, Griffin looks at the various ways that meditation and spiritual practices helped deepen his experience of…
One Breath at a Time: Buddhism and the Twelve Steps by Kevin Griffin. presents potent ancient techniques for finding calm and clarity and offers a vision of a Higher Power not tied to traditional Western Judeo-Christian concepts. One Breath at a Time, describes the convergence of two vital traditions, one ancient, the other contemporary, and shows how they are working together to create a rich spiritual path for our times.
Lovingkindness: The Revolutionary Art of Happiness, Sharon Salzberg. Draws on simple Buddhist teachings, wisdom stories from various traditions, guided meditation practices, and her own experience from twenty-five years of practice and teaching to illustrate how each one of us can cultivate love, compassion, joy, and equanimity—the four "heavenly abodes" of traditional Buddhism.
A Gradual Awakening by Stephen Levine. Poet and meditation teacher Levine writes simply and gently about his own personal experiences with and insights into vipassana meditation. An inspiring book for anyone interested in deep personal growth.
Breath by Breath: The Liberating Practice of Insight Meditation by Larry Rosenberg, Freedom from suffering is not only possible, but the means for achieving it are immediately within our grasp—literally as close to us as our own breath. Using the insights gained from his many years of practice and teaching, he makes insight meditation practice accessible to modern practitioners.
The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment by Eckhart Tolle. Tolle introduces readers to enlightenment and its natural enemy, the mind. He awakens readers to their role as a creator of pain and shows them how to have a pain-free identity by living fully in the present. The journey is thrilling, and along the way, shows how to connect to the indestructible essence of our Being, "the eternal, ever-present One Life beyond the myriad forms of life that are subject to birth and death."
The Beginner's Guide to Insight Meditation by Arinna Weisman. Arinna Weisman and Jean Smith combine clear explanations of the Buddha's teachings on freedom and happiness with their personal stories highlighting some of the challenges and insights of practice. The Beginner's Guide to Insight Meditation offers advice about going on retreat and help in choosing a teacher and a sangha (practice community), as well as suggestions for further reading and information on various centers and…