“He who sees the unity of life sees his own self and looks on everything with an impartial eye.” – The Buddha

Books We Like and Recommend

List Compiled by the Tubac Buddhist Meditation Center Board Members, 2015


  • After the Ecstasy, the Laundry, by Jack Kornfield
  • Beginner’s Guide to Insight Meditation, by Arinna Weisman and Jean Smith
  • A Beginner’s Guide to Meditation, by Rod Mead Sperry and the editors of the Shambhala Sun
  • A Beginner’s Guide to Walking the Buddha’s Eightfold Path, by Jean Smith
  • Being Peace, by Thich Nhat Hanh
  • Breath Sweeps Mind: A First Guide to Meditation Practice, edited by Jean Smith
  • Buddhism, Plain & Simple, by Steve Hagen
  • Buddhism without Beliefs, by Stephen Batchelor
  • Cutting through Spiritual Materialism, by Chogyam Trungpa
  • Happiness is an Inside Job, by Sylvia Boorstein
  • Loving Kindness, by Sharon Salzberg and Jon Kabat-Zinn
  • Mindfulness: A Practical Guide to Awakening, by Joseph Goldstein
  • Mindfulness in Plain English, by Bhante Gunaratana
  • One Dharma, by Joseph Goldstein
  • A Path with Heart, by Jack Kornfield
  • Real Happiness, by Sharon Salzberg
  • What Makes You Not a Buddhist, by Dzongsar Jamyang Khyentse
  • When Things Fall Apart, by Pema Chodron
  • Zen Mind, Beginner’s Mind, by Shunryu Suzuki