Sharda Rogell
Sharda Rogell

Sharda's Recommended Books

Asteriks (*) mark good books to start with

Theravada Buddhism/Insight Meditation
A Path with Heart (*)
by Jack Kornfield
A Gradual Awakening (*)
by Stephen Levine
one of my early favorites
Awakening Joy (*)
by James Baraz & Shoshona Alexander
Dancing with Life (*)
by Phillip Moffit
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
Seeking the Heart of Wisdom (*)
by Joseph Goldstein & Jack Kornfield
The Experience of Insight (*)
by Joseph Goldstein
one of the very first dharma books
The Noble Eightfold Path (*)
by Bhikkhu Bodhi
also at Access to Insight website under Theravadin Texts
The Wise Heart (*)
by Jack Kornfield
Being Nobody, Going Nowhere
by Ayya Khema
A Heart As Wide As the World
by Sharon Salzberg
A Year To Live
by Stephen Levine
by Sharon Salzberg
Full Catastrophe Living
by Jon Kabat-Zin
the classic on working with pain and illness
Fully Present
by Susan Smalley and Diana Winston
Healing into Life and Death
by Stephen Levine
In the Buddha's Words
by Bhikkhu Bodhi
anthology of Pali suttas with commentary
Insight Meditation
by Joseph Goldstein
Living in the Light of Death: On the Art of Being Truly Alive
by Larry Rosenberg
One Dharma
by Joseph Goldstein
Satipatthana - The Direct Path to Realization
by Analayo
The Beginner's Guide to Insight Meditation
by Arinna Weisman
The Heart of Buddhist Meditation
by Nyanaponika Thera
The Heartwood of Bodhi
by Buddhadasa Bhikkhu
a look at emptiness
The Life of the Buddha
by Bhikkhu Nanamoli
selections from Pali suttas
The Mind and the Way
by Ajahn Sumedho
What the Buddha Taught
by Walpola Rahula
good reference for basics and "lists"
Wherever You Go There You Are
by Jon Kabat-Zin
Who Dies
by Stephen Levine
Emptiness: A Practical Guide for Meditators
by Guy Armstrong
Zen Buddhism
Being Peace
by Thich Nhat Hanh
Old Path White Clouds
by Thich Nhat Hanh
Peace in Every Step
by Thich Nhat Hanh
The Miracle of Mindfulness (*)
by Thich Nhat Hanh
The Zen Teachings of Huang Po
by John Blofeld (translator)
Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind
by Suzuki Roshi
Tibetan Buddhism
Carefree Dignity
by Tsoknyi Rinpoche
Dzogchen teachings
Cutting Through Spiritual Materialism
by Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche
Fearless Simplicity
by Tsoknyi Rinpoche
Dzogchen teachings
Open Heart/Open Mind: Awakening the Power of Essence Love
by Tsoknyi Rinpoche
Dzogchen teachings
The Myth of Freedom and Shambala: Sacred Path of Wisdom
by Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche
The Places That Scare You
by Pema Chodron
The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying
by Sogyal Rinpoche
The Wisdom of No Escape
by Pema Chodron
When Things Fall Apart
by Pema Chodron
Other Dharma
Be As You Are - The Teachings of Ramana Maharshi
by David Goodman
Buddhism Without Beliefs: A Contemporary Guide to Awakening
by Stephen Batchelor
Dharma Punx
by Noah Levine
Finding Freedom in Illness
by Peter Fernando
Freedom From the Known
by J. Krishnamurti
How to Be Sick: A Buddhist-Inspired Guide for the Chronically Ill and Their Caregivers
by Toni Bernhard
I Am That
by Nisargadatta Maharaj
Living with the Devil
by Stephen Batchelor
Soul Without Shame
by Byron Brown
working with the critical judge
Facets of Unity: The Ennegram of Holy Idea
by A. H. Almaas
One of my favorites
The Unfolding Now
by A. H. Almaas
Diamond Heart teachings
Star Bright
by Maureen Garth
meditations for children
The Power of Now
by Eckhard Tolle
The Spiritual Teachings of Ramana Maharshi
by Shambhala (publisher)
Toward a Psychology of Awakening
by John Welwood
an interface between Buddhism and Psychology
Waking the Tiger: Healing Trauma
by Peter Levine
the classic book on understanding trauma
Wide Awake: A Guidebook for Teens
by Diana Winston
When the Swans Came to the Lake (*)
by Rick Fields
history of Buddhadharma in the west
Tattoos on the Heart
by Gregory Boyle
on the Power of Boundless Compassion
Social Issues
Waking Up White: and Finding Myself in the Story of Race (*)
by Debby Irving
This book was quite an eye opener about African American history
White Like Me: Reflections on Race from a Privileged Son
by Tim Wise
This book is a personal examination of the way in which racial privilege shapes the daily lives of white Americans in every realm: employment, education, housing, criminal justice, and elsewhere.
Between the World and Me (*)
by Ta-Nehisi Coates
This book is a profound work that pivots from the biggest questions about American history and ideals to the most intimate concerns of a father for his son
Active Hope: How to Face the Mess We're in without Going Crazy
by Joanna Macy & Chris Johnstone
A wonderful guide for social activism, this book shows us how to strengthen our capacity to face our present crisis so that we can respond with unexpected resilience and creative power.
Mindful of Race
by Ruth King
Exploring a crucial topic seldom addressed in meditation instruction, Ruth shines a compassionate, provocative, and practical light into this deeply neglected domain profoundly relevant to all of us.
Joy Unspeakable: Contemplative Practices of the Black Church
by Barbara A. Holmes
This book focuses on the aspects of the black church that point beyond particular congregational gatherings toward a mystical and communal spirituality
White Fragility: Why It's So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism
by Robin DiAngelo and Michael Eric Dyson
This book explores the counterproductive reactions white people have when their assumptions about race are challenged