It Came From Beyond Zen by Brad Warner

The Shobogenzo, or The True Treasury of the Dharma Eye is an 800-year-old Zen commentary written by the Japanese monk Eihei Dogen. It is considered to be one of the classics of philosophical literature; though, as Soto Zen priest and popular blogger Brad Warner observes in his book It Came From BeyondContinue Reading

The State of Mind Called Beautiful by Sayadaw U. Pandita

Sayadaw U. Pandita (1921 – 2016) was the abbot of Panditarama Monastery and Meditation Centre in Rangoon. In his book The State Of Mind Called Beautiful he reveals teachings of the Theravada tradition of Buddhism via transcripts taken from a series of talks he gave during a month-long retreat atContinue Reading

The Teacup and the Skullcup by Chögyam Trungpa

Chogyam Trungpa (1940 – 1987) was, by all accounts a remarkable teacher, author, lecturer and artist. His many achievements include the founding of Naropa University, Boulder, Colorado; the Shambhala Training program; and an international association of training programs known as Shambhala International. In addition to this he was an accomplishedContinue Reading

Living Beautifully by Pema Chodron

The teachings contained within Living Beautifully were originally given at Gampo Abbey, which is a Tibetan Monastery in Cape Breton, Nova Scocia, during a six-week winter retreat. Whilst they would originally have been offered via a teacher, in her book Pema Chodron chose to present these essentially Buddhist insights inContinue Reading