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Readings recommended to those who've asked


books recommended at January 2006 TCVC retreat, as well as some I've been reading and thinking about recently ...


The Middle Length Discourses of the Buddha:
A New Translation of the Majjhima Nikaya

translated by Bhikkhu Ñanamoli & Bhikkhu Bodhi (Boston: Wisdom Publications, 1995).

The Connected Discourses of the Buddha:
A New Translation of the Samyutta Nikaya

translated by Bhikkhu Bodhi (Boston: Wisdom Publications, 2000).

The Long Discourses of the Buddha:
A Translation of the Digha Nikaya

translated by Maurice Walshe (Boston: Wisdom Publications, 1987).

Mindfulness with Breathing & Heartwood of the Bodhi Tree

Ven Buddhadasa Bhikkhu (Wisdom Publications, 1997 & 1994)

Mindfulness in Plain English & The Noble Eightfold Path

Bhante Henepola Gunaratana (Wisdom Publications, 2002)

Satipatthana: the Direst Path to Realization

Analayo (Windhorse Publications, 2003)

The Embodied Mind: Cognitive Science and Human Experience

Varela, Thompson, & Rosch (MIT, 1993)

Mutual Causality in Buddhism and General Systems Theory:
the Dharma of Natural Systems

Joanna Macy (SUNY, 1991)

The Tree of Knowledge: the Biological Roots of Human Understanding

H Maturana & F Varela (Shambala, 1987)

A Buddhist History of the West: Studies in Lack

David Loy (SUNY, 2002)

Bodhisattvacharyavatara (A Guide to the Bodhisttva's Way of Life)

Shantideva, many translations, e.g., Stephen Batchelor (Library of Tibetan Works & Archives) and Veasna & Alan Wallace (Snow Lion)

A Guide to the Threefold Lotus Sutra

Nikkyo Niwano (Kosei Publishing Co., Tokyo, 1981)

Cold Mountain: 100 poems by the T'ang poet Han-shan

translated by Burton Watson (Columbia UP, 1970)

Why Were We Born?

Buddhadāsa Bhikkhu, tr. Santikaro (we are in process of final polish)

Concept & Reality and The Magic of the Mind

Ven. Nyananada, (Buddhist Publication Socity, Kandy, Sri Lanka)