Introductory Books on Buddhism

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Arjan Dirkse
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Re: Introductory Books on Buddhism

Postby Arjan Dirkse » Mon Jun 24, 2013 5:15 pm

For Shin Buddhism River of Fire, River of Water by Taitetsu Unno is excellent.

Punya
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Re: Introductory Books on Buddhism

Postby Punya » Sat Jun 29, 2013 8:59 pm

Here is the Tergar Learning Community's top ten although I wouldn't recommend Stephen Batchelor's book to a beginner.

http://learning.tergar.org/2013/01/18/t ... he-curious
Unless the inner forces of negative emotions are conquered
Strife with outer enemies will never end.
~Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche

greentara
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Re: Introductory Books on Buddhism

Postby greentara » Sun Jun 30, 2013 4:05 am

I love the story of Milarepa, I have always found it inspirational. The three pillars of Zen by Roshi Kapleau is worth a read as it shows how ordinary people who have often made foolish mistakes in life can still breakthrough and get a glimpse of the absolute.

dzogchungpa
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Re: Introductory Books on Buddhism

Postby dzogchungpa » Sun Jun 30, 2013 5:35 am

For Tibetan Buddhism, I recommend Reginald Ray's two books.
ཨོཾ་ཏཱ་རེ་ཏུཏྟ་རེ་ཏུ་རེ་སྭཱཧཱ༔

TaTa
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Re: Introductory Books on Buddhism

Postby TaTa » Sun Jun 30, 2013 4:15 pm

Matthieu Ricard's "En defensa de la felicidad" (dont know the english title, maybe someone can help) was the one for me =)

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Re: Introductory Books on Buddhism

Postby dzogchungpa » Sun Jun 30, 2013 4:32 pm

ཨོཾ་ཏཱ་རེ་ཏུཏྟ་རེ་ཏུ་རེ་སྭཱཧཱ༔


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