Introductory Books on Buddhism

General discussion, particularly exploring the Dharma in the modern world.
[N.B. This is the forum that was called ‘Exploring Buddhism’. The new name simply describes it better.]
Arjan Dirkse
Posts: 174
Joined: Tue Oct 30, 2012 2:53 pm

Re: Introductory Books on Buddhism

Postby Arjan Dirkse » Mon Jun 24, 2013 6:15 pm

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

Punya
Posts: 928
Joined: Thu Dec 20, 2012 10:50 pm

Re: Introductory Books on Buddhism

Postby Punya » Sat Jun 29, 2013 9:59 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
We pray for the good health of the teachers
We pray for their precious lives to be long
We pray for their activities to spread and increase
May we be blessed never to part from the teachers. ~Dudjom Rinpoche

greentara
Posts: 933
Joined: Tue Apr 03, 2012 4:03 am

Re: Introductory Books on Buddhism

Postby greentara » Sun Jun 30, 2013 5:05 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.

User avatar
dzogchungpa
Posts: 3945
Joined: Sat May 28, 2011 10:50 pm

Re: Introductory Books on Buddhism

Postby dzogchungpa » Sun Jun 30, 2013 6:35 am

For Tibetan Buddhism, I recommend Reginald Ray's two books.
The truly undisturbed mind is not a private experience; it is more "public". - Dza Kilung Rinpoche

TaTa
Posts: 285
Joined: Mon Jun 25, 2012 1:15 am

Re: Introductory Books on Buddhism

Postby TaTa » Sun Jun 30, 2013 5:15 pm

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

User avatar
dzogchungpa
Posts: 3945
Joined: Sat May 28, 2011 10:50 pm

Re: Introductory Books on Buddhism

Postby dzogchungpa » Sun Jun 30, 2013 5:32 pm

The truly undisturbed mind is not a private experience; it is more "public". - Dza Kilung Rinpoche


Return to “Dharma in Everyday Life”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: WontonCarter and 8 guests