Feel free to use the library at Show Me Dharma

For Free Buddhist teachings :

For retreats and workshops in the Midwest :

Columbia City Library:


Whitehall Meditation, Bob Hodge, lead teacher: Click here.  Contains information supporting the Purifying Perceptions retreat July 2016.

The Wise Heart: A Guide to the Universal Teachings of Buddhist Psychology by Jack Kornfield: This covers both the wisdom and compassion wings of practice by a founder of Western Buddhism.

Mindfulness in Plain English by Bhante Gunaratana  :his is a great primer of mindfulness by a Therivadan Monk and brilliant individual.

When Things Fall Apart: Heart Advice for Difficult Times (Shambhala Classics) by Pema Chodron: Heart-Wisdom from the Tibetan tradition by a famous Western Nun.

Peace Is Every Step: The Path of Mindfulness in Everyday Life by Thich Nhat Hanh, Arnold Kotler and H. H. the Dalai Lama (Mar 1, 1992)  Heart-Wisdom from a famous Vietnamese Zen monk

Dancing With Life: Buddhist insights for finding meaning and joy in the face of suffering by Phillip Moffittand Venerable Ajahn Sumedho An excellent but challenging book on the 4 Noble Truths, perhaps a follow up after Jack Kornfield’s book.

Reading list at on the Insight Meditation Society web site:

True Refuge by Tara Brach. This is a good blend between Western Buddhism and psychology. She tells many stories about how she and her clients have worked with daily and sometimes difficult problems. 



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