Essential Dharma Books

Pertinent books regarding Tibetan Buddhist practice and meditation.

East End Dharma Book List

The Dharma, which is generally translated as truth which the Buddha spoke, or truth as explained by revered Buddhist masters, is one of the cornerstones Buddhism, be it Tibetan or otherwise. The four main truths of Dharma are; The Rare Preciousness of Human Existence, The Truth of Impermanence, The Law of Karma—Action & Result, and The Truth of the Inherent Suffering of Samsara.

Below is a book-list of essential reading, for those interested in deepening their understanding of Tibetan Buddhist Dharma.

The Heart is Noble by HH Karmapa XVII

Awakening the Sleeping Buddha by HE Tai Situ Rinpoche

The Four Noble Truths by HH Dalai Lama XIV

The Joy of Living by Mingyur Rinpoche

Meditation – Advice to Beginners by Bokar Rinpoche

Chenrezig – Lord of Love by Bokar Rinpoche

Tara – The Feminine Divine by Bokar Rinpoche

The Dharma by Kalu Rinpoche

Gently Whispered by Kalu Rinpoche

Luminous Mind by Kalu Rinpoche

Cutting Through Spiritual Materialism by Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche

"If an individual has a calm state of mind, that person’s attitudes and views will be calm and tranquil even in the presence of great agitation." — HH Dalai Lama XIV