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The Point with Mindy Todd … Buddhism Books

This morning on The Point with Mindy Todd, Mindy, Melanie, and I were joined by author Roland Merullo, as we talked about all things Buddhist. As always we had more books than we could mention, but we’ll add those to this list. We also had some great listener suggestions this morning! Thanks to all of you that called in. Roland Merullo will be at the library tonight at 7:00 PM talking about his newest book Lunch with Buddha, a sequel to his novel Breakfast with Buddha, and also the author of the soon to be published Supper with Buddha. We hope you can join us!

Mindy’s Picks

Buddha or Bust: In Search of Truth, Meaning, Happiness, and the Man Who Found Them All by Perry Garfinkel

The Story of Tibet: Conversations with the Dalai Lama but Thomas Laird

Melanie’s Picks

A Profound Mind: Cultivating Wisdom in Everyday Life by The Dalai Lama

How to be Compassionate: A Handbook for Creating Inner Peace and a Happier World by His Holiness the Dalai Lama

Buddhist Boot Camp by Timber Hawkeye

Tell Me Something About Buddhism: Questions and Answers for the Curious Beginner by Zenju Earthlyn Manuel

Buddhism for Beginners by Thubten Chodron

Buddha & Love: Timeless Wisdom for Modern Relationships by Lama Ole Nydahl

Buddha by Karen Armstrong

Worthwhile, but didn’t fit into show:

Beyond Mindfulness in Plain English by Bhante Henepola Gunaratana

Living Beautifully with Uncertainty and Change by Pema Chodron

True Refuge: Finding Peace and Freedom in Your Own Awakened Heart by Tara Brach, Ph.D.

Jill’s Picks

Journeys on the Silk Road: a desert explorer, Buddha’s secret library, and the unearthing of the world’s oldest printed book by Joyce Morgan & Conrad Walters

Saltwater Buddha: a surfer’s quest to find zen on the sea by Jaimal Yogis

How to Be Sick: a Buddhist-inspired guide for the chronically ill and their caregivers by Toni Bernhard

Arriving at Your Own Door: 108 Lessons in Mindfulness by Jon Kabat-Zinn (which is excerpts from his book Coming to Our Senses: healing ourselves and the world through mindfulness.)

How to Train a Wild Elephant & Other Adventures in Mindfulness by Jan Chozen Bays

No Time For:

Making Space: creating a home meditation practice by Thich Nhat Hanh

The Buddha Walks Into a Bar: a guide to life for a new generation by Lodro Rinzler

Running with the Mind of Meditation: lessons for training body and mind by Sakyong Mipham

Everyday Blessings: the inner work of mindful parenting by Myla and Jon Kabat-Zinn

Listener Picks

Without Buddha I Could Not Be Christian by Paul F. Knitter

After the Ecstasy, the Laundry: how the heart grows wise on the spiritual path by Jack Kornfield (or any book by Jack Kornfield)

Bring Me the Rhinocerous: and other zen koans that will save your life by John Tarrant

The Chicken Chronicles : Sitting with the Angels Who Have Returned with My Memories - Glorious, Rufus, Gertrude Stein, Splendor, Hortensia, Agnes of God, the Gladyses, and Babe - A Memoir by Alice Walker

A Tale for the Time Being by Ruth Ozeki

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