Hello, looking for books for new buddhist

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Hello, looking for books for new buddhist

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Hello, I am looking for good buddhist books in the mahayana/tibetan flavor. I am looking for books that kind of touch on everything. If you can suggest anything that'd be great! Thanks, Dan
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Center of the Sunlit Sky by Karl Brunnholzl
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Just browse the Snowlion website selection http://www.shambhala.com/books/buddhism/tibetan.html...
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http://www.amazon.com/The-Life-Buddha-A ... pd_sim_b_7

This is a bio of the Buddha told with some editorializing, but mostly excerpts compiled from the Pali canon. This gives an excellent introduction to the personality of the Buddha, his basic ideas, and the movement he initiated. Highly recommended to newbies and old-timers alike.
Those who, even with distracted minds,
Entered a stupa compound
And chanted but once, “Namo Buddhaya!”
Have certainly attained the path of the buddhas.

-Lotus Sutra, Expedient Means Chapter

There are beings with little dust in their eyes who are falling away because they do not hear the Dhamma. There will be those who will understand the Dhamma.
-Ayacana Sutta
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new2dharma wrote:Hello, I am looking for good buddhist books in the mahayana/tibetan flavor. I am looking for books that kind of touch on everything. If you can suggest anything that'd be great! Thanks, Dan
Buddhist Thought: A Complete Introduction to the Indian Tradition by Prof. Paul Williams
Vision of Buddhism: The Space Under the Tree by Prof. Roger Corless
Mahayana Buddhism: The Doctrinal Foundations by Prof. Paul Williams
  • How foolish you are,
    grasping the letter of the text and ignoring its intention!
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You might wish to look at What Makes You Not a Buddhist: http://www.amazon.com/What-Makes-You-No ... 590305701/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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If they can sever like and dislike, along with greed, anger, and delusion, regardless of their difference in nature, they will all accomplish the Buddha Path.. ~ Sutra of Complete Enlightenment
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The World of Tibetan Buddhism by H.H. the Dalai Lama

The Crystal and the Way of Light: Sutra, Tantra and Dzogchen by Chögyal Namkhai Norbu Rinpoche

The Heart Treasure of the Enlightened Ones by Patrul Rinpoche and Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche

Enlightened Journey: Buddhist Practice as Daily Life by Tulku Thondup


As It Is by Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche

Treasury of Precious Qualities by Jigme Lingpa

Bonpo Dzogchen Teachings by Lopon Tenzin Namdak Rinpoche

The Precious Treasury of Philosophical Systems by Longchen Rabjam
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