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Readings recommended to those who've asked


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, & Under the Bodhi Tree

Ven Buddhadasa Bhikkhu (Wisdom Publications, 1997, 1994, & 2017)

Concept & Reality and The Magic of the Mind

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

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)

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

translated by Burton Watson (Columbia UP, 1970) ... as well as a larger collection translated by Red Pine

Why Were We Born?

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