Reading List

Everyday Dharma: Seven Weeks to Finding the Buddha in YouGeneral

Pema Chödrön, When Things Fall Apart: Heart Advice for Difficult Times (Shambhala Classics), Shambhala: 2000

John Makransky, Awakening Through Love: Unveiling Your Deepest Goodness, Wisdom: 2007

L. Willa Miller, Everyday Dharma: Seven Weeks to Finding the Buddha in You, Quest Books: 2009.

Traditional Overview

Herbert V. Guenther, The Jewel Ornament of Liberation (Clear Light Series), Shambhala: 2001

Patrul Rinpoche, Words of My Perfect Teacher, Revised Edition (Sacred Literature Series), Shambhala: 1998

Lama Taranatha (Willa Baker, translator) Essence of Ambrosia: A Guide to Buddhist Contemplation, Library of Tibetan Works and Archives, Dharamsala, Indraprastha Press: 2006


Tsultrim Allione, Women of Wisdom, Snow Lion Publications: 2000

Garma C. C. Chang, The Hundred Thousand Songs of Milarepa: The Life-Story and Teaching of the Greatest Poet-Saint Ever to Appear in the History of Buddhism, Shambhala: 1999

Keith Dowman, Sky Dancer: The Secret Life & Songs of the Lady Yeshe Tsogyel, Snow Lion Publications: 1996

Jerome Edou, Machig Labdron & the Foundations of Chod, Snow Lion Publications: 1995

Lobsang P. Lhalungpa (Translator)The Life of Milarepa: A New Translation from the Tibetan: Viking, 1992

Michele Martin, Music in the Sky: The Life, Art and Teaching of the Seventeenth Karmapa Orgyen Trinley Dorje: Snow Lion Publications, 2003.

Nicole Riggs, Like An Illusion: Lives of the Shangpa Kagyu Masters, Dharma Cloud Press: 2000

Kurtis R. Schaeffer, Himalayan Hermitess: The Life of a Tibetan Buddhist Nun, Oxford University Press, USA: 2004

Tai Situ Rinpoche, Tilopa: Some Glimpses of His Life, Dzalendara: 1989

Chogyam Trungpa, The Life of Marpa the Translator: Seeing Accomplishes All, Shambhala: 1995

Buddhist Poetry

Jetsun Milarepa, Drinking the Mountain Stream: Songs of Tibet’s Beloved Saint Milarepa, Wisdom Publications: 1996


Tulku Chagdud, Ngondro Commentary: Instructions for the Concise Preliminary Practices of the New Treasure of Dudjom, Padma Publishing: 1995


Bhikkhu Bodhi (Editor), The Dalai Lama (Foreword), In the Buddha’s Words: An Anthology of Discourses from the Pali Canon (Teachings of the Buddha) AltaMira Press: 2000

Bhikku Pesala, The Debate of King Milinda : an abridgement of The Milinda Panha (Buddhist Tradition Series Vol.14), Blue Dove Press: 1998

Vimalakirti, The Holy Teaching of Vimalakirti: A Mahayana Scripture, Pennsylvania State University Press: 1987


Shantideva, A Guide to the Bodhisattva Way of Life, Tharpa Publications: 2003

Ngulchu Thogme, The 37 Practices of Bodhisattva: Commentary By Khenpo Tsultrim Gyamtso Rinpoche, The Marpa Foundation: 2001

Introduction to Vajrayana

Jamgon Kongtrul, Creation and Completion: Essential Points of Tantric Meditation, roottext by translated by Sarah Harding, commentary by Thrangu Rinpoche, Wisdom Publications: 2002

Reginald A. Ray, Secret of the Vajra World, Shambhala Publications: 2002

Reginald A. Ray, Indestructible Truth, Shambhala Publications: 2002