It is good to have an end
to journey toward: but it is
the journey that matters
in the end.
— Ursula LeGuin

My Zen teacher used to say that the only good book is the one that makes you want to meditate. In that spirit I offer the following few books to hopefully spur you on your inward journey. Categories are listed to help your selection. Links to additional recommendations are at the bottom of the page. — Dale


A Gradual Awakening, by Stephen Levine

A Path With Heart, by Jack Kornfield


Any book by Pema Chodron

The Diamond Approach, by John Davis

Diamond Heart, Books 1-5, by A.H. Almaas

The Unfolding Now, by A.H. Almaas


Journey of the Heart, by John Welwood

Personal Growth

Radical Acceptance, by Tara Brach

Death and Dying

Meetings at the Edge, by Stephen Levine


Illuminated Rumi, by Coleman Barks


Siddhartha, by Hermann Hesse


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