Ralph Steele
Vipassana teacher and director of the Life Transition Institute, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Living Dhamma by Ajahn Chah (Abhayagiri Buddhist Monastery, 1992): A spirited, open-hearted guide on the path.

Going on Being: Buddhism and the Way of Change: A Positive Psychology for the West by Mark Epstein (Broadway Books, 2001): A meeting of the two worlds of dharma and psychotherapy.

The Wings to Awakening: An Anthology from the Pali Canon 
by Thanissaro Bhikkhu (Buddha Dharma Education Association, 2000): A scholarly treatment of the dharma, but very accessible to the beginner

Silent Rain 
by Ajahn Amaro (Abhayagiri Buddhist Monastery): An enjoyable insight into training the mind through the Theravada Forest tradition.

Sharon Salzberg
Co-founder of Insight Meditation Society, Barre, Massachussetts
 

Freedom from Fear by Aung San Suu Kyi (Penguin Books, 1991): Essays by and about one of the most courageous women of our times and her commitment to the Burmese people and their struggle for democracy.

Words Under the Words 
by Naomi Shihab Nye (Far Come Books, 1980): A wonderful collection of poetry, both Iyncal and wise. Shihab Nye takes the ordinary things and evencs or our lives and makes them shine from within.

The Gun Runner’s Daughter 
by Neil Gordon (Random House, 1998): A fast-paced thriller, articulate and erudite, dealing with complex human Issues.

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