Here are a few of our favourite books or online resources – there’s lots to explore!

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    Ocean by Kenneth Tanaka – a general introduction to Buddhism and an introduction to Pureland Buddhism

    Books on Pure Land Buddhism

    Coming Home: Refuge in Pureland Buddhism – Satya’s new book on Pureland Buddhism

    Just As You Are: Buddhism for Foolish Beings by Satya Robyn and Kaspalita Thompson (the revised 2nd edition is purple not blue, make sure you get this one)

    Heart of the Shin Buddhist Path by Takamaro Shigaraki

    Call of the Infinite: The Way of Shin Buddhism by John Paraskevopoulos

    River of Fire, River of Water by Taitetso Unno

    Shin Buddhism: Bits of Rubble Turn Into Gold by Taitetso Unno
    Dharma Breeze by Nobuo Haneda
    Let This Be Known: Finding the Shin Buddhist Path by James Pollard

    The Promise of Amida Buddha: Honen’s Path to Bliss by Joji Atone

    Essential Shin Buddhism: The Path of True Entrusting ed by Alfred Bloom

    The Other Buddhism: Amida Comes West by Caroline Brazier

    General books on Buddhism

    The Buddha by Karen Armstrong – a great summary of the Buddha’s life story

    Buddhism Plain and Simple by Steve Hagen

    Everyday Zen: Love and Work by Charlotte Joko Beck

    Any books by Pema Chodron, Thich Nhat Hahn, Jack Kornfield, Tara Brach etc.


    No Bad Parts by Richard Schwartz – describing Internal Family Systems (the therapy model Satya and Kaspa use) as a personal and spiritual practice. Lots of overlap with Buddhism.

    Parts Work by Tom Holmes is a simpler illustrated introduction to IFS.

    Do try and avoid Amazon if you can whilst buying Dharma books 🙂 – you could try the online version of our local bookshop, the Malvern Book Coop, or Book Depository, or ideally your own local bookshop.