Best Buddhist Rituals & Practice Books
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1. The Heart of the Buddha's Teaching: Transforming Suffering into Peace, Joy, and Liberation
Author: by Thich Nhat Hanh
With poetry and clarity, Thich Nhat Hanh imparts comforting wisdom about the nature of suffering and its role in creating compassion, love, and joy all qualities of enlightenment. Thich Nhat Hanh shows us the connection between personal, inner peace, and peace on earth.
His Holiness the Dalai LamaIn The Heart of the Buddha’s Teaching, now revised with added material and new insights, Nhat Hanh introduces us to the core teachings of Buddhism and shows us that the Buddha’s teachings are accessible and applicable to our daily lives.
Covering such significant teachings as the Four Noble Truths, the Noble Eightfold Path, the Three Doors of Liberation, the Three Dharma Seals, and the Seven Factors of Awakening, The Heart of the Buddha’s Teaching is a radiant beacon on Buddhist thought for the initiated and uninitiated alike.
2. Wherever You Go, There You Are: Mindfulness Meditation in Everyday Life
Author: by Jon Kabat-Zinn
When Wherever You Go, There You Are was first published in 1994, no one could have predicted that the book would launch itself onto bestseller lists nationwide and sell over 750,000 copies to date. Ten years later, the book continues to change lives.
In honor of the book’s 10th anniversary, Hyperion is proud to be releasing the book with a new afterword by the author, and to share this wonderful book with an even larger audience.
3. No-Nonsense Buddhism for Beginners: Clear Answers to Burning Questions About Core Buddhist Teachings
Author: by Noah Rasheta
Get on the path to zen blissan essential beginner’s guide to Buddhism. How is an awakening different from enlightenment? Can agnostics and atheists be Buddhist? Am I supposed to stop thinking when I meditate? In No-Nonsense Buddhism for Beginners, renowned Buddhism teacher and host of the popular Secular Buddhism podcast, Noah Rasheta, delivers an easily accessible introduction to the teachings of Buddhism that answers these common questions and many more.
With No-Nonsense Buddhism for Beginners you’ll gain a fundamental understanding of Buddhism and how to apply the philosophies in your everyday life, through:A simple 4-part structure addressing the different aspects of Buddhismthe Buddha, key Buddhist concepts, the Buddha’s teachings, and current Buddhist practicesStraightforward Q&A’s that simplify the vital concepts of Buddhism into easy-to-understand ideas Everyday Buddhism Sidebars that make Buddhism less abstract by offering down-to-earth examples from everyday lifePresented in a simple, conversational style, the information and guidance in No-Nonsense Buddhism for Beginners provides the groundwork that is necessary for building or continuing your own Buddhist practice.
4. You Are Here: Discovering the Magic of the Present Moment
Author: by Thich Nhat Hanh
Cut through the busyness and anxieties of daily life to discover the simple happiness of living in the present moment, as taught by a world-renowned Zen monkIn this book, Thich Nhat HanhZen monk, author, and meditation masterdistills the essence of Buddhist thought and practice, emphasizing the power of mindfulness to transform our lives.
But true mindfulness, Hanh explains, is not an escape. It is being in the present moment, totally alive and free. Based on a retreat that Thich Nhat Hanh led for Westerners, You Are Here offers a range of effective practices for cultivating mindfulness and staying in the present momentincluding awareness of breathing and walking, deep listening, and skillful speech.
These teachings will empower you to witness the wonder of life and transform your suffering, both within and outside you, into compassion, tenderness, and peace. As Thich Nhat Hanh declares, the energy of mindfulness is the energy of the Buddha, and it can be produced by anybody.
5. Think Like a Monk: Train Your Mind for Peace and Purpose Every Day
Author: by Jay Shetty
10 hours and 54 minutes
Jay Shetty, social media superstar and host of the number one podcast On Purpose, distills the timeless wisdom he learned as a monk into practical steps anyone can take every day to live a less anxious, more meaningful life. When you think like a monk, you’ll understand: How to overcome negativity How to stop overthinking Why comparison kills love How to use your fear Why you can’t find happiness by looking for it How to learn from everyone you meet Why you are not your thoughts How to find your purpose Why kindness is crucial to success And much more Shetty grew up in a family where you could become one of three things – a doctor, a lawyer, or a failure.
His family was convinced he had chosen option three: Instead of attending his college graduation ceremony, he headed to India to become a monk, to meditate every day for four to eight hours, and devote his life to helping others.
After three years, one of his teachers told him that he would have more impact on the world if he left the monk’s path to share his experience and wisdom with others. Heavily in debt, and with no recognizable skills on his resume, he moved back home in North London with his parents.
6. The Miracle of Mindfulness: An Introduction to the Practice of Meditation
Author: by Thich Nhat Hanh
In this beautiful and lucid guide, Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh offers gentle anecdotes and practical exercise as a means of learning the skills of mindfulness-being awake and fully aware. From washing the dishes to answering the phone to peeling an orange, he reminds us that each moment holds within it an opportunity to work toward greater self-understanding and peacefulness.
7. Buddha's Brain: The Practical Neuroscience of Happiness, Love, and Wisdom
Author: by Rick Hanson
New Harbinger Publications
If you change your brain, you can change your life. Great teachers like the Buddha, Jesus, Moses, Mohammed, and Gandhi were all born with brains built essentially like anyone else’sand then they changed their brains in ways that changed the world.
Science is now revealing how the flow of thoughts actually sculpts the brain, and more and more, we are learning that it’s possible to strengthen positive brain states. By combining breakthroughs in neuroscience with insights from thousands of years of mindfulness practice, you too can use your mind to shape your brain for greater happiness, love, and wisdom.
Buddha’s Brain draws on the latest research to show how to stimulate your brain for more fulfilling relationships, a deeper spiritual life, and a greater sense of inner confidence and worth. Using guided meditations and mindfulness exercises, you’ll learn how to activate the brain states of calm, joy, and compassion instead of worry, sorrow, and anger.
Most importantly, you will foster positive psychological growth that will literally change the way you live in your day-to-day life. This book presents an unprecedented intersection of psychology, neurology, and contemplative practice, and is filled with practical tools and skills that you can use every day to tap the unused potential of your brain and rewire it over time for greater well-being and peace of mind.
8. Mindfulness in Plain English
Author: by Bhante Gunaratana
A masterpiece.Jon Kabat-ZinnMindfulness in Plain English was first published in 1994, is one of the bestselling and most influential books in the field of mindfulness. It’s easy to see why. Author Bhante Gunaratana, a renowned meditation master, takes us step by step through the myths, realities, and benefits of meditation and the practice of mindfulness.
The book showcases Bhante’s trademark clarity and wit as he explores the tool of meditation, what it does, and how to make it work. This book is: A best-selling introduction to mindfulness Full of practical advice on developing a meditation practice Written in approachable, clear language Containing chapters on loving-kindness and concentration The reader can gain deeper understanding, inner peace, and clarity through meditation practice with the thoughtful guidance of this classic book.
Written for those without any meditation background, but also an essential handbook for established students, Mindfulness in Plain English is a must-have for anyone exploring the benefits of Buddhist meditation. This expanded edition includes the complete text of its predecessor along with a new chapter on cultivating loving kindness, an especially important topic in today’s world.
9. Fear: Essential Wisdom for Getting Through the Storm
Author: by Thich Nhat Hanh
Written in words so intimate, calm, kind, and immediate, this extraordinary book feels like a message from our very own heart. Thich Nhat Hanh is one of the most important voices of our time, and we have never needed to listen to him more than now.
Sogyal RinpocheFear is destructive, a pervasive problem we all face. Vietnamese Buddhist Zen Master, poet, scholar, peace activist, and one of the foremost spiritual leaders in the worlda gifted teacher who was once nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize by Martin Luther King Jr.Thich Nhat Hanh has written a powerful and practical strategic guide to overcoming our debilitating uncertainties and personal terrors.
The New York Times said Hanh, ranks second only to the Dalai Lama as the Buddhist leader with the most influence in the West. In Fear: Essential Wisdom for Getting through the Storm, Hanh explores the origins of our fears, illuminating a path to finding peace and freedom from anxiety and offering powerful tools to help us eradicate it from our lives
10. How to Live: Boxed Set of the Mindfulness Essentials Series
Author: by Thich Nhat Hanh
The five bestselling handbooks of Thich Nhat Hanh’s Mindfulness Essentials Series, How to Sit, How to Eat, How to Walk, How to Love, and How to Relax, are collected together for the first time in a beautifully designed gift box.
The box contains all five titles in their original trade paperback editions, each printed with a different highlight color. The Mindfulness Essentials Series by Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh will introduce beginners and remind seasoned practitioners of the essentials of mindfulness practice.
The five books are pocket-sized with bold drawings by California artist Jason DeAntonis, each in a different highlight color. When the spines are lined up in this handsome gift box, the presentation is striking. The books provide explicit, simple directions for carrying out everyday activities with the focused awareness of mindful attention.
Every title in the series has appeared on each of the regional independent bestseller lists, and individual titles have appeared on The New York Times extended list, the NPR bestseller list, and others. The popular blog Brain Pickings has featured How to Love on its landing page for months, among Maria Popova’s “favorite reads.” She writes, “In accordance with the general praxis of Buddhist teachings, Nhat Hanh delivers distilled infusions of clarity, using elementary language and metaphor to address the most elemental concerns of the soul.”
11. Your True Home: The Everyday Wisdom of Thich Nhat Hanh: 365 days of practical, powerful teachings from the beloved Zen teacher
Author: by Thich Nhat Hanh
Bringing the energy of true presence into our lives really does change things for the betterand all it takes is a little training. This treasury of 365 gems of daily wisdom from one of the most beloved Buddhist teachers of our age is a help and support for anyone who wants to train to meet every moment of life with 100 percent attention.
Thich Nhat Hanh shows how practicing mindfulness can transform every area of our livesand how its benefits radiate beyond us to affect others and the whole, larger world.
12. Radical Acceptance: Awakening the Love That Heals Fear and Shame
Author: by Tara Brach
Ebury Pr (July 31, 2003)
In the West, most of us have suffered the fear of not being ‘good enough’, feeling insecure about our appearance, our sexuality, our intelligence, our spiritual progress or – often most importantly – being worthy of love. When these feelings of insufficiency or self-aversion are strong, we fear abandonment and rejection.
Many people have already found the Buddhist perspective on our emotional life to be extremely valuable – and this book will be a major practical contribution to the subject.
13. One Breath at a Time: Buddhism and the Twelve Steps
Author: by Kevin Griffin
Merging Buddhist mindfulness practices with the Twelve Step program, this updated edition of the bestselling recovery guide One Breath at a Time will inspire and enlighten you to live a better, healthier life. Many in recovery turn to the Twelve Steps to overcome their addictions, but struggle with the spiritual program.
But what they might not realize is that Buddhist teachings are intrinsically intertwined with the lessons of the Twelve Steps, and offer time-tested methods for addressing the challenges of sobriety. In what is considered the cornerstone of the most significant recovery movement of the 21st century, Kevin Griffin shares his own extraordinary journey to sobriety and how he integrated the Twelve Steps of recovery with Buddhist mindfulness practices.
With a new foreword by William Alexander, the author of Ordinary Recovery, One Breath at a Time takes you on a journey through the Steps, examining critical ideas like Powerlessness, Higher Power, and Moral Inventory through the lens of the core concepts of Buddhismthe Four Noble Truths, the Eightfold Path, mindfulness, loving-kindness, and more.
14. Buddhism: Beginner’s Guide to Understanding & Practicing Buddhism to Become Stress and Anxiety Free (Buddhism, Mindfulness, Meditation, Buddhism For Beginners)
Author: by Michael Williams
4th Edition Now Available with New Beautiful Images and also as Audiobook! “No matter how hard the past, you can always begin again.” – Buddha An ancient and deeply revered practice, Buddhism is even more popular now than it has been in decades.
The secret behind its steady rise is due in part to the plethora of benefits Buddhism reaps upon those who practice it and apply its teachings to their lives. Through mindfulness and meditation, Buddhism injects peace and clarity into the minds and lives of those who dedicate themselves to it.
Those wonderful benefits can be a part of your life as well through the careful study of its various tenets. In Buddhism, this thoughtful and carefully detailed guidebook acts as a beginner’s guide to those who may be interested in learning more about this ancient and wise practice.
Placing emphasis on meditation, yoga, and understanding the core concepts of Buddhism allows the reader to apply its teachings to make their lives fuller and healthier. If you are curious about Buddhism and want to find the answers you seek, then look no further than this qualitative guidebook.
15. An Introduction to Buddhism (Core Teachings of Dalai Lama)
Author: by The Dalai Lama
Shambhala (July 17, 2018)
The Core Teachings of the Dalai Lama series begins with this small book of teachings by His Holinessthe perfect introduction to traditional Tibetan Buddhist thought and practice There is no one more suited to introduce beginnersand remind seasoned practitionersof the fundamentals of Tibetan Buddhism than His Holiness the Dalai Lama.
Speaking to an audience of Western students, the Dalai Lama shows us how to apply basic Buddhist principles to our day-to-day lives. Starting with the very foundation of Buddhism, the Four Noble Truths, he provides the framework for understanding the Buddha’s first teachings on suffering, happiness, and peace.
He follows with commentary on two of Buddhism’s most profound texts: The Eight Verses on Training the Mind and Atisha’s Lamp for the Path to Enlightenment, often referring to the former as one of his main sources of inspiration for the practice of compassion.
With clear, accessible language and the familiar sense of humor that infuses nearly all of his work, the Dalai Lama invites us all to develop innermost awareness, a proper understanding of the nature of reality, and heartfelt compassion for all beings.
16. Mindfulness: A Practical Guide to Awakening
Author: by Joseph Goldstein
The mind contains the seeds of its own awakeningseeds that we can cultivate to bring forth the fruits of a life lived consciously. With Mindfulness, Joseph Goldstein shares the wisdom of his four decades of teaching and practice in a book that will serve as a lifelong companion for anyone committed to mindful living and the realization of inner freedom.
Goldstein’s source teaching is the Satipa?? Hana Sutta, the Buddha’s legendary discourse on the four foundations of mindfulness that became the basis for the many types of Vipassana (or insight meditation) found today. Exquisite in detail yet wholly accessible and relevant for the modern student, Mindfulness takes us through a profound study of: Mindfulness of body, including the breath, postures, activities, and physical characteristics Mindfulness of feelingshow the experience of our sense perceptions influences our inner and outer worlds Mindfulness of mindlearning to recognize skillful and unskillful states of mind and thought Mindfulness of dhammas (or categories of experience), including the Five Hindrances, the Six Sense Spheres, and the Seven Factors of Awakening “There is a wealth of meaning and nuance in the experience of mindfulness that can enrich our lives in unimagined ways,” writes Goldstein.