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Buddhism and Yoga



The Triple Gem, An Introduction to Buddhism, Gerald Roscoe, Silkworm Books

Questions from the City, Answers from the Forest, Ajahn Sumano Bhikkhu
Simple Lessons from a Western Buddhist Monk in Thailand

Publications by Ajahn Buddhadasa see: – meditation center in Thailand.

Short selection of  E- Books recommended on Ajahn Achalo’s website: – a great resource along with E-Books and Courses.
also find more on:

Empty Empty Happy Happy…. a new book of wisdom by Bhante Sujatha:

Lessons from the Lotus by Bhante Wimala of Sri Lanka. Follow his website:

The Buddhist World of Southeast Asia by Donald K. Swearer 
Silkworm Books.
An interpretation of the many facets of Theravada Buddhism practiced in Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Myanmar and Sri Lanka.  From myths, legends, rites of passage and festivals to Buddhism and the State.

Relationship between Kingship and sacred cosmology and the rise of Buddhist political leaders in Post colonial period. The book also analyzes changing roles of monk and laity, the role of women, and Buddhism in the West.


The Power of Buddhism by His Holiness The Dalai Lama  and Jean-Claude Carriere. More teachings on:

Becoming Your Own Therapist by Lama Yeshe, co-founder of

Glen Svennson
of  Tushita in Dharamsala:
Audio teachings and articles on:

Buddhism with an Attitude
and the Seven-Point Mind Training
by Alan

Start Where you Are – a guide to compassionate living by Pema Chodron
Shambala Classics:

What Makes You NOT a Buddhist by Dzongsar Jamyang Khyentse Rinpoche

Peace is Every Step- a path to Mindfulness and other writings by Vietnamese Zen Master  Thich Nhat Hanh –



Swami Sivananda Yoga Teachings:

The Tree of Yoga   classic by BKS Iyengar

Yoga Masters  Mark Forstater and Jo Manuel, Living Wisdom Series
Begins with an introduction to the theory and the philosophy behind yoga, Also contains new translations of the primary yoga scriptures.  The Upanishads, the Bhagavad Gita, and the Yoga Sutras holding the keys to self-awareness.

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