Reading List for Beginners

The following list is suitable for beginners. This list is in the process of being updated and edited, and should be posted by the end of February 2008. Intermediate and advanced lists to be added too. [Webmaster ~ 02/02/08]  

  • The Joy of Living: Unlocking the Secret and Science of Happiness (Book and Audio CD Set)
    Yongey Rinpoche Mingyur, Swanson, Goleman
  • Chenrezig, Lord of Love: Principles and Methods of Deity Meditation
    Bokar Rinpoche
  • The Dharma: That Illuminates All Beings Like the Light of the Sun and the Moon
    Kalu Rinpoche
  • Writings of Kalu Rinpoche
    Kalu Rinpoche, translated by Kenneth McLeod
  • Relative World, Ultimate Mind
    Twelfth Tai Situ Rinpoche
  • Awakening the Sleeping Buddha
    Tai Situ Rinpoche
  • Meditation:  Advice to Beginners
    Bokar Rinpoche
  • Cutting Through Spiritual Materialism
    Chogyam Trungpa
  • The Jewel Ornament of Liberation
    Gampopa, Snowlion Publications; Chapters: 1, 2, 3
  • The Torch of Certainty
    Jamgon Kongtrul and Chogyam Trungpa
  • The Black Hat Karmapa of Tibet
    Luzak, 1976
  • The Life of Milarepa
  • Tara The Feminine Divine
    Bokar Rinpoche
  • Taking the Bodhisattva Vow
    Bokar Rinpoche
  • Dharma Paths (Dream Flag Series)
    Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche
  • Kalu Rinpoche’s Teachings in Vancouver 1974
    Available only at KTC Monastery as a manual copy.
  • Guide to the Bodhisattva's Way of Life
  • Karmapa The Sacred Prophecy
    Thomas Pardee, Susan Skolnick, and Eric Swanson
  • The History of the Sixteen Karmapas of Tibet
    Karma Thinley, Karma, and David Stott
  • The Chariot for Traveling the Path of Freedom
    Kalu Rinpoche (Out of print)
  • Kindness, Clarity, and Insight
    Dalai Lama