Suggested books

Buddhanet ebooks has an extensive collection of Buddhist e-Books all free to download.

Access to Insight has a large collection of early Buddhist texts (suttas), with some orientation and indexing that enables searches by various topics, free to download, and also lists of Buddhist organisations that offer free printed books and other resources.

The Insight Meditation Society offer a good selection of books highlighting issues relating to diversity and inclusion in Dharma centres and practice.

Bhante Gunaratana

•  Mindfulness in Plain English       Eight Mindful Steps to Happiness

Christina Feldman

•  Compassion.   •   The Buddhist Path to Simplicity.   •   Heart of Wisdom.   •   Mind of Calm   •   Meditation Pure and Simple      Meditation: the Only Introduction You’ll Ever Need

Jack Kornfield

•   A Path with Heart     The Wise Heart     No Time like the Present

Jon Kabat-Zinn

Wherever You Go, There You Are   •   Mindfulness Meditation for Everyday Life    •   Full Catastrophe Living

Joseph Goldstein

  Insight Meditation   •   The Experience of Insight   •   Mindfulness: a Practical Guide to Awakening

Kittisaro and Thanissara

  Listening to the Heart

Martine Batchelor

 Meditation for Life     Let Go: A Buddhist Guide to Breaking Free of Habits    •  The Spirit of the Buddha    Way of Zen

Rob Burbea

 Seeing That Frees: Meditations on Emptiness and Dependent Arising

Sharon Salzberg

Loving kindness: the Revolutionary Art of Happiness   •    A Heart as Wide as the World     Real Happiness at Work   •    Real Love: the Art of Mindful Connection

Sharon Salzberg & Joseph Goldstein

•  Insight Meditation Kit: a step by step course on how to meditate

Shunryu Suzuki

•  Zen Mind, Beginner’s Mind

Stephen Batchelor

•  The Awakening of the West   •   Buddhism Without Beliefs   •   Verses from the Centre   •   Confession of a Buddhist Atheist     After Buddhism; Secular Buddhism