Recommended Books on Vipassana (Insight) Meditation:


The Beginners Guide to Insight Meditation, by Arinna Weisman and Jean Smith
The Experience of Insight, by Joseph Goldstein
Breath by Breath, by Larry Rosenberg
The Issue at Hand, by Gil Fronsdal
Meditation:  A Way of Awakening (downloadable e-book) by Ajahn Sucitto

Practicing with the Paramis:

Ten Spiritual Practices of Letting Go, by Steve Armstrong
Parami:  Ways to Cross Life’s Floods, by Ajahn Sucitto

Brahmavihara (Divine Abodes):

The Practices of the Divine Abodes, short summary article by Mark Nunberg
Lovingkindness: The Revolutionary Art of Happiness, by Sharon Salzberg
I’m Right, You’re Wrong:  Lovingkindness, Attachment to Views, Alienation, and the Buddha’s Path of Non-Contention, by Ajahn Amaro (downloadable pdf)
Compassion:  Listening to the Cries of the World, by Christina Feldman
Reflections on Universal Well-Being chant (pdf), (audio recording)

Four Foundations of Mindfulness (Satipatthana):

Reading of the sutta (MN 10) by Sally Clough Armstrong (
Mindfulness:  A Practical Guide to Awakening, by Joseph Goldstein
Transformation and Healing:  Sutra on the Four Foundations, by Thich Nhat Hanh
The Four Foundations of Mindfulness is Plain English, by Bhante Gunaratana
Being Bodies:  Buddhist Women on the Paradox of Embodiment, eds. Lenore Friedman and Susan Moon
Satipatthana:  The Direct Path to Realization, by Bhikkhu Analayo

Dharma and Racial Justice:

Mindful of Race, by Ruth King
The Way of Tenderness:  Awakening through Race, Sexuality, and Gender, by Zenju Earthyln Manuel
My Grandmother’s Hands:  Racialized Trauma and the Pathway to Mending our Hearts and Bodies, by Resmaa Menakem
Radical Dharma, by Rev. angel Kyodo Williams and Lama Rod Owens

Climate Crisis:

Bhikkhu Bodhi’s talk to UN
Time to Stand Up:  An Engaged Buddhist Manifesto for our Earth, by Thanissara
Buddha Nature, Human Nature (downloadable pdf) by Ajahn Sucitto
Books and work of Joanna Macy

Support for Nuns:

“I Will Not Pass Away Until…”  Video of the History of the Bhikkhuni Sangha
First Free Women:  Poems of the Early Buddhist Nuns, rendering of the Therigatha by Matty Weingast (introduction by Ayya Anandabodhi)

Helpful websites:

Insight Meditation Center articles (short overviews of various themes, by Gil Fronsdal)
Dharma Seed (archive of audio talks by various teachers)
Access to Insight (archive of translated suttas and commentary)