Here are a few of our favourite books or online resources – there’s lots to explore!
Download our booklet Introduction to Bright Earth Buddhism
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 (currently being revised to reflect our new incarnation as Bright Earth)
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
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.