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Expert Picks

Want to learn more about one of the many subjects we publish on, but not sure where to start? We’ve collected some recommended reading lists from our friends and authors with expertise across a variety of subject areas.

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Buddhism 101

by Rev. Danny Fisher, noted blogger and author

Integral Theory Primer

by Ali Akalin, writer, editor, and teacher at Core Integral

Meditation for Beginners

by Susan Piver, author, editor, noted blogger, and meditation instructor in the Shambhala lineage

Taoism Fundamentals

by Eva Wong, author, translator, scholar, and practitioner of the Taoist arts of the Pre-Celestial Way and Complete Reality lineages

Tibetan Buddhism Essentials

by Tulku Thondup Rinpoche, author, translator, and teacher in the Nyingma lineage

Tibetan Language Overview

by the Shambhala Publications staff

Yoga Beyond the Mat

by Michael Stone, author, editor, teacher of yoga and Buddhist meditation, and psychotherapist