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General Buddhism

Founded in India by Siddhartha Gautama, Buddhism has thrived in the East for more than 2,500 years—and has been steadily gaining adherents in the West in the last century or so. While our catalog offers many dharma books that spring from specific lineages, such as Tibetan Kagyu or Japanese Soto Zen, the books you’ll find below offer a more general approach to the Buddhist view.

Interested, but not sure where to start? Visit our Expert Picks, where author and noted blogger Reverend Danny Fisher offers some recommendations.

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  1. Become What You Are

    Become What You Are

    • by
    • Alan Watts
    "Life exists only at this very moment, and in this moment it is infinite and eternal. For the present moment is infinitely small; before we can measure it, it has gone, and yet it exists forever. . . . You may believe yourself out of harmony with life and its eternal Now; but you cannot be, for you are life and exist Now."—from Become What You Are Read More

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  2. The Buddha and His Teachings

    The Buddha and His Teachings

    • edited by
    • Samuel Bercholz,
    • Sherab Chodzin Kohn
    Originally published as Entering the Stream, this book offers a simple and inspiring answer to the question "What is the Buddha's teaching?" primarily in the words of the Buddha and other masters. This anthology draws on traditional Indian, Chinese, Japanese, and Tibetan sources as well as teachings by contemporary Buddhist masters. Among the contributors, both classical and modern, are: Ajahn Chah, Pema Chödrön, The Second Dalai Lama, Dogen,… Read More

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  3. Insight Meditation

    Insight Meditation

    The Practice of Freedom

    • by
    • Joseph Goldstein
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  4. Healing Emotions

    Healing Emotions

    Conversations with the Dalai Lama on Mindfulness, Emotions, and Health

    • edited by
    • Daniel Goleman
    Can the mind heal the body? The Buddhist tradition says yes—and now many Western scientists are beginning to agree. Healing Emotions is the record of an extraordinary series of encounters between the Dalai Lama and prominent Western psychologists, physicians, and meditation teachers that sheds new light on the mind-body connection. Topics include: compassion as medicine; the nature of consciousness; self-esteem; and the meeting points of mind, body, and… Read More

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  5. The Pocket Dalai Lama

    The Pocket Dalai Lama

    • by
    • H.H. the Fourteenth Dalai Lama
    • edited by
    • Mary Craig
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  6. The Five Wisdom Energies

    The Five Wisdom Energies

    A Buddhist Way of Understanding Personality, Emotions, and Relationships

    • by
    • Irini Rockwell
    This book invites us to celebrate our strengths and work with our weaknesses by learning to identify and utilize five basic personal styles or energies. Written in a playful and accessible way, this is the first general-audience book on a Tibetan Buddhist system known as "the five buddha families"—an insightful way of understanding human behavior and promoting personal growth. Each of the five wisdom energies is associated with… Read More

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  7. Toward a Psychology of Awakening

    Toward a Psychology of Awakening

    Buddhism, Psychotherapy, and the Path of Personal and Spiritual Transformation

    • by
    • John Welwood
    How can we connect the spiritual realizations of Buddhism with the psychological insights of the West? In Toward a Psychology of Awakening John Welwood addresses this question with comprehensiveness and depth. Along the way he shows how meditative awareness can help us develop more dynamic and vital relationships and how psychotherapy can help us embody spiritual realization more fully in everyday life. Welwood's psychology of awakening brings together… Read More

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  8. Gentle Bridges

    Gentle Bridges

    Conversations with the Dalai Lama on the Sciences of Mind

    • edited by
    • Jeremy Hayward,
    • Francisco J. Varela
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  9. Working with Anger

    Working with Anger

    • by
    • Thubten Chodron
    Anger plagues all of us on a personal, national, and international level. Yet we see people, such as the Dalai Lama, who have faced circumstances far worse than many of us have faced—including exile, persecution, and the loss of many loved ones—but who do not burn with rage or seek revenge. How do they do it? Working with Anger presents a variety of Buddhist methods for subduing and… Read More

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  10. The Buddhist I Ching

    The Buddhist I Ching

    • by
    • Chih-hsu Ou-i
    For centuries the I Ching has been used as a basic map of conscious development, containing the underlying principles of all religions, and highly prized by followers of Buddhism. Chih-hsu Ou-i uses the concepts of Tianti Buddhism to elucidate the I Ching —concentration and insight, calmness and wisdom, and various levels of realization. Skillfully translated by Thomas Cleary, this work presents the complete text of the … Read More

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