Our Sangha has a Library that is maintained by our members and is for the use of everyone. When you arrive look for bookshelves against the wall in the second room on the left, between the meditation and the social hall.

We are still working (need volunteers tothelp) on getting he books into their new bookshelves since the library was moved to the smaller room.

The Books are organized alphabetically by author. Anyone may take out books or other materials, – just sign them out and return in a timely manner. The sign-out notebook is on a shelf by the lamp. Our library is made up completely of donations from members and we operate on an honor system. We also are happy to accept donations of Buddhist related materials.

Recommended Books and Audio Recordings

A Lifetime of Peace Thich Nhat Hanh
A Path to Enlightenment His Holiness the Dalai Lama Introduces the Lam Rim
A Path with Heart Jack Kornfield
A Year to Live Stephen Levine
After the Ecstacy,  the Laundry Jack Kornfield Some common sense
An Open Heart His Holiness the Dalai Lama
Being Without Self (Zen for the Modern World) Jeff Shore
Breath by Breath Larry Rosenberg A great book on meditation
Buddhism Without Beliefs (A Contemporary Guide to Awakening) Stephen Batchelor
Classics of Buddhism and Zen (5 Volumes) Thomas Cleary
do You do it, or does It do you? Alan Watts 4 CD’s
Fragrant Palm Leaves Thich Nhat Hanh
Grist for the Mill Ram Dass/Stephen Levine
Happiness (A Guide to Developing Life’s Most Important Skill) Matthieu Ricard
Heart of Wisdom: The Essential Wisdom Teachings of the Buddha Geshe Kelsang Gyatso
How the Swan Came to the Lake Rick Fields Recent Buddhist History
Introduction to Emptiness Guy Newland Excellent explanation of Emptiness based on Tsong Kha Pa’s Lam Rim
Learning the Human Game Alan Watts 3 CD’s
Lessons of the Lotus Bhante Y. Wimala
Living Buddha, Living Christ Thich Nhat Hanh
Mindful Living Thich Nhat Hanh
Mindful Politics (A Buddhist Guide to Making the World a Better Place) Edited by Melvin McLeod Thich Nhat Hanh, Sam Harris, HH Dalai Lama, Jerry Brown, Pema Chodron, Chogyam Trungpa, Bell Hooks, Joseph Goldstein
Mindfulness in Plain English Venerable Henepola Gunaratana A great book on meditation
My Land and My People His Holiness the Dalai Lama
Out of Your Mind Alan Watts Essentail Listening from the Alan Watts Audio Archives 12CD’s
Plum Village Chanting and Recitation Book Thich Nhat Hanh
Shoes Outside the Door


Michael Downing
Selected Works of the Dalai Lama III “Essence of Refined Gold” Glenn H. Mullin
Stilling the Mind (An Introduction to Meditation) Alan Watts 2CD’s
Taking the Path of Zen Robert Aitken Good explanation of the history and teachings of Zen
The Art of Happiness His Holiness the Dalai Lama
The Great Treatise on the Path to Enlightenment: Lam Rim (3Vol) Tsong-Kha-Pa (Joshua Cutler) A most complete book on the path to liberation
The Heart of the Buddha’s Teaching Thich Nhat Hanh
The Meditation Handbook Geshe Kelsang Gyatso A step by step manual providing a clear guide to Buddhist Meditation
The Raft Is Not the Shore Thich Nhat Hanh
The Way of Zen Alan Watts 3 CD’s
Tibetan Book of the Dead Padma Sambhava,

translated by Robert A. F. Thurman

Turning the Mind into an Ally Sakyong Mipham A great book on meditation
What the Buddha Taught Walpola Rahula Excellent book for beginners
When Things Fall Apart Pema Chodron Excellent book for beginners
Why the Dalai Lama Matters Robert Thurman
The Wisdom of No Escape Pema Chodron
The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying Sogyal Rinpoche
Zen Mind, Beginners Mind Shunryi Suzuki
Wherever You Go, There You Are Jon Kabat-Zinn
Light Comes Through Dzigar Kontrul Rinpoche