Recommended Books and Materials

This page is a list, in no particular order, of various books, websites, audio and video courses, teachers, you name it, that I have personally found beneficial on the “journey.” Read. Listen. Enjoy!

  • A New Earth Eckhart Tolle has become a spiritual phenomenon. His style is simple, his writing direct and it is easy to feel the clarity of Eckhart’s vision. His webinar with Oprah Winfrey was quite well done, and many millions have been introduced to ideas about spiritual awakening and enlightenment that are still not too mainstream. Along with the Power of Now, this book can have a profound impact.
  • Ask The Awakened The author of this book used the pseudonym Wei Wu Wei. He was an Englishman who traveled extensively in the East and visited many of the great masters of the mid 20th century. His books are a wonderful read on some of the more subtle points of the entire subject of awakening. This book, Ask the Awakened, puts a wonderful spin on some of the more intriguing ideas of enlightenment and awakening.
  • What the Buddha Taught: Revised and Expanded Edition with Texts from Suttas and Dhammapada One of the best books I’ve ever read on the Buddha’s teachings, primarily because the author is less concerned with the “religion” and practice of Buddhism. He focuses far more upon what the Buddha said, as best as can be determined from the earliest written texts. Probably the best book on Buddhism I’ve ever read.
  • A Course in Miracles The Course is a fascinating guide to spiritual transformation and personal development. Much loved and often criticized, those who study it report that it really does foster miraculous change, although, in all fairness, the Course can be a tough read for many. It takes many concepts in Christianity and turns them upside down, giving them a far more Buddhist feeling. I studied it for 11 years, and I’m grateful that I did.
  • Loving What Is: Four Questions That Can Change Your Life. Byron Katie is her name, and her program “The Work” is another great program for personal change in the same vein as The Sedona Method. While the Sedona Method focuses first on feelings, Byron Katie goes straight at our thoughts and beliefs. Her questions are highly useful, and I’ve found at times that switching to The Work has been extremely helpful to me.