Books for Beginners

Shunryu Suzuki, Zen Mind, Beginner’s Mind

Robert Aitken, Taking the Path of Zen

Samuel Bercholz and Sherab Chodzin Kohn, Entering the Stream

Gil Fronsdal, The Issue at Hand

Joseph Goldstein, The Path of Insight Meditation

Ayya Khema, Being Nobody, Going Nowhere

Jack Kornfield, A Path with Heart

Daido Loori, The Still Point

Kathleen McDonald, How to Meditate

Taizan Maezumi, Appreciate Your Life

Walpola Rahula, What the Buddha Taught

Hammalawa Saddhatissa, Buddhist Ethics

Jean Smith, Breath Sweeps Mind

Dainin Katagiri
Returning to Silence
You Have to Say Something

Thich Nhat Hanh
Being Peace
The Heart of the Buddha’s Teaching
The Long Road Turns to Joy
Miracle of Mindfulness

Pema Chodron
Start Where You Are
When Things Fall Apart
The Wisdom of No Escape

Chogyam Trungpa
Cutting Through Spiritual Materialism
Meditation in Action
The Myth of Freedom