Sharda Rogell
Sharda Rogell

Sharda's Recommended Books

Asteriks (*) mark good books to start with

Theravada Buddhism/Insight Meditation
The Experience of Insight (*)
by Joseph Goldstein
first recommended reading
A Gradual Awakening (*)
by Stephen Levine
one of my early favorites
Seeking the Heart of Wisdom (*)
by Joseph Goldstein & Jack Kornfield
A Path with Heart (*)
by Jack Kornfield
The Wise Heart (*)
by Jack Kornfield
Lovingkindness - the Revolutionary Art of Happiness (*)
by Sharon Salzberg
on the Four Divine Abodes
Mindfulness in Plain English (*)
by Bhante Gunaratne
Radical Acceptance (*)
by Tara Brach
Awakening Joy (*)
by James Baraz & Shoshona Alexander
Dancing with Life (*)
by Phillip Moffit
The Noble Eightfold Path (*)
by Bhikkhu Bodhi
also at Access to Insight website under Theravadin Texts
Insight Meditation
by Joseph Goldstein
One Dharma
by Joseph Goldstein
A Heart As Wide As the World
by Sharon Salzberg
by Sharon Salzberg
The Beginner's Guide to Insight Meditation
by Arinna Weisman
The Heart of Buddhist Meditation
by Nyanaponika Thera
What the Buddha Taught
by Walpola Rahula
good reference for basics and "lists"
The Heartwood of Bodhi
by Buddhadasa Bhikkhu
a look at emptiness
In the Buddha's Words
by Bhikkhu Bodhi
anthology of Pali suttas with commentary
The Life of the Buddha
by Bhikkhu Nanamoli
selections from Pali suttas
Satipatthana - The Direct Path to Realization
by Analayo
The Mind and the Way
by Ajahn Sumedho
Full Catastrophe Living
by Jon Kabat-Zin
the classic on working with pain and illness
Wherever You Go There You Are
by Jon Kabat-Zin
A Year To Live
by Stephen Levine
Who Dies
by Stephen Levine
Healing into Life and Death
by Stephen Levine
Living in the Light of Death: On the Art of Being Truly Alive
by Larry Rosenberg
Being Nobody, Going Nowhere
by Ayya Khema
Fully Present
by Susan Smalley and Diana Winston
Zen Buddhism
The Miracle of Mindfulness (*)
by Thich Nhat Hanh
Being Peace
by Thich Nhat Hanh
Peace in Every Step
by Thich Nhat Hanh
Old Path White Clouds
by Thich Nhat Hanh
Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind
by Suzuki Roshi
The Zen Teachings of Huang Po
by John Blofeld (translator)
Tibetan Buddhism
When Things Fall Apart
by Pema Chodron
The Wisdom of No Escape
by Pema Chodron
The Places That Scare You
by Pema Chodron
Cutting Through Spiritual Materialism
by Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche
The Myth of Freedom and Shambala: Sacred Path of Wisdom
by Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche
Carefree Dignity
by Tsoknyi Rinpoche
Dzogchen teachings
Open Heart/Open Mind: Awakening the Power of Essence Love
by Tsoknyi Rinpoche
Dzogchen teachings
Fearless Simplicity
by Tsoknyi Rinpoche
Dzogchen teachings
The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying
by Sogyal Rinpoche
Other Dharma
When the Swans Came to the Lake (*)
by Rick Fields
History of Buddhadharma in the west
Toward a Psychology of Awakening
by John Welwood
an interface between Buddhism and Psychology
Buddhism Without Beliefs: A Contemporary Guide to Awakening
by Stephen Batchelor
Living with the Devil
by Stephen Batchelor
The Unfolding Now
by A. H. Almaas
Diamond Heart teachings
Soul Without Shame
by Byron Brown
working with the critical judge
The Power of Now
by Eckhard Tolle
I Am That
by Nisargadatta Maharaj
Be As You Are - The Teachings of Ramana Maharshi
by David Goodman
The Spiritual Teachings of Ramana Maharshi
by Shambhala (publisher)
Freedom From the Known
by J. Krishnamurti
Star Bright
by Maureen Garth
meditations for children
Wide Awake: A Guidebook for Teens
by Diana Winston
Dharma Punx
by Noah Levine
How to Be Sick: A Buddhist-Inspired Guide for the Chronically Ill and Their Caregivers
by Toni Bernhard