Seeking the Heart of Wisdom – The Path of Insight Meditation by Joseph Goldstein

In Seeking the Heart of Wisdom Goldstein and Kornfield present the central teachings and practices of insight meditation in a clear and personal language. The path of insight meditation is a journey of understanding our bodies, our minds, and our lives, of seeing clearly the true nature of experience. The authors guide the reader in developing the openness and compassion that are at the heart of this spiritual practice.

[PDF] Basic Buddhist Doctrines by Thien Phuc – The full 8 volumes

In the myriad of documents, books and records of the Buddha’s talks, there are no words written by the enlightened one called Sakyamuni Buddha during his forty-five years of walking and teaching in northeast India. He spoke his messages of living a life of loving-kindness and compassion to kings, high intellectuals and the poor and ignorant, and their gaining the wisdom to achieve salvation from the rounds of birth and death, and for each person to lead others to achieve that wisdom. Texts written in the Pali and Sanskrit languages purport to contain the teachings of this Sixth Century, Before Common Era (B.C.), Indian enlightened one.

[PDF] Old Path White Clouds by Thich Nhat Hanh – three books

Old Path White Clouds presents the life and teachings of Gautama Buddha. Drawn directly from 24 Pali, Sanskrit, and Chinese sources, and retold by Thich Nhat Hanh in his inimitably beautiful style, this book traces the Buddha’s life slowly and gently over the course of 80 years, partly through the eyes of Svasti, the buffalo boy, and partly through the eyes of the Buddha himself. Old Path White Clouds is destined to become a classic of religious literature.

The Basic Teachings of The Buddha

This is one of the clearest and most detailed introductions to the fundamental teachings of Buddhism available in English. In simple and lucid language the author explains the doctrines and concepts which form the common bedrock of Buddhism as they have been preserved by the Theravada school. The first part of the work is devoted to the life of the Buddha. The remainder of the book explains in detail the Buddha’s teachings, the final chapter showing the relevance of Buddhism to the problems of modern life.