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, for those interested in deepening their understanding of Tibetan Buddhist Dharma.

The Day of a Buddhist PractitionerBokar Rinpoche

The Shangpa Kagyu TeachingsHE Tai Situpa Rinpoche

The Four Noble TruthsHH Dalai Lama XIV

In Love With the WorldMingyur Rinpoche

Meditation: Advice to BeginnersBokar Rinpoche

Chenrezig: Lord of LoveBokar Rinpoche

Tara: The Feminine DivineBokar Rinpoche

The DharmaKalu Rinpoche

Gently WhisperedKalu Rinpoche

Luminous MindKalu Rinpoche

Cutting Through Spiritual MaterialismChögyam 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