If you have already been practicing Buddhism for a while, these are some books that you may find helpful in enriching your practice and study. They’re mostly deep, but I think they will enrich any Buddhist’s understanding. I won’t try to pick out one text, because there are just so many things to consider here. See what draws you.
- A Comprehensive Manual of Abhidhamma: The Abhidhammattha Sangaha of Acariya Anuruddha, Bhikkhu Bodhi, general editor
- The Foundations of Buddhism by Rupert Gethin
- In the Buddha’s Words: An Anthology of Discourses from the Pali Canon edited and introduced by Bhikkhu Bodhi
- Lust for Enlightenment: Buddhism and Sex by John Stevens
- The Middle-Way Meditation Instructions of Mipham Rinpoche by Khenchen Thrangu, Rinpoche
- The Practice of Tranquillity and Insight: A Guide to Tibetan Buddhist Meditation by Khenchen Thrangu
- Right Concentration: A Practical Guide to the Jhanas by Leigh Brasington
- Wake Up to Your Life: Discovering the Buddhist Path of Attention by Ken McLeod
- The Way of the Bodhisattva by Shantideva, translated by the Padmakara Translation Group
- Way to Go: “Sowing the Seed of Buddha” by Khentin Rai Situ Pa, edited by Ken Holmes
- The Wheel of Sharp Weapons: A Mahayana Training of the Mind by Dharmarakshita, commentary by Geshey Ngawang Dhargey
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