Book Recommendations

WBC Course Source books


Recommended Readings for Trungpa Rinpoche’s Transmission of Buddhist Teachings


Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche – Introductory

1. Cutting Through Spiritual Materialism, Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche

2. The Myth of Freedom, Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche

3. Meditation in Action, Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche

4. Shambhala: The Sacred Path of the Warrior, Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche

5. Training the Mind, Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche

6. The Path is the Goal, Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche

7. The Heart of the Buddha, Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche

8. Glimpses of Mahayana, Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche

9. Born in Tibet, Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche

10. First thought, Best thought, Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche

11. Timely Rain: Selected Poetry of Chögyam Trungpa, Edited by David Rome



Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche – Advanced

12. Great Eastern Sun: the Wisdom of Shambhala, Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche

13. Smile at Fear, Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche

14. Dharma Art, Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche

15. Visual Dharma: the Buddhist Art of Tibet, Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche

16. The Tibetan Book of the Dead, Chögyam Trungpa and Francesca Freemantle

17. Journey without Goal, Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche

18. Crazy Wisdom, Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche

19. Illusion’s Game, Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche

20. Orderly Chaos, Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche

21. The Lion’s Roar, Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche

22. Transcending Madness, Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche

23. The Dawn of Tantra, Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche

24.Mudra, Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche



Pema Chödrön

25. How to Meditate, Pema Chödrön

26. The Wisdom of no Escape, Pema Chödrön

27. When Things fall apart, Pema Chödrön

28. Start Where you are, Pema Chödrön

29. The Places that Scare You, Pema Chödrön



Other Relevant Writings

30. Zen Mind, Beginner’s Mind, Suzuki Roshi

31. Progressive Stages of Meditation on Emptiness, Khenpo Tsultrim Gyamtso

32. Indestructible Truth, Reggie Ray

33. Secret of the Vajra World: The Tantric Buddhism of Tibet, Reginald Rey

34. Luminous Emptiness, Francesca Fremantle

35. Mind beyond Death, Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche

36. The Jewel Ornament of Liberation, Gampopa, Translated by Khenpo Konchok

37. The Heart Essence of the Enlightened Ones, Dilgo Khyentse, Translated by the Padmakara Translation Group

38. Buddha in the Palm of your Hand, Osel Tenzin

39. Making Friends with Death, Judith Lief

40. Arousing Bodhicitta, Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche

41.Being Human, Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche

42. Crooked Cucumber, David Chadwick

43. The Awakened One: A Life of the Buddha, Sherab Chodzin Kohn

44. How To Practice Shamatha Meditation: The Cultivation Of Meditative Quiescence Gen Lamrimpa, B. Alan Wallace

45. Words of My Perfect Teacher by Patrul Rinpoche, and its wonderful commentary

46. A Guide to The Words of My Perfect Teacher by Khenpo Ngawang Pelzang

47. Blazing Splendor by Tulku Urgyen

48. Rainbow Painting by Tulku Urgyen

49. Freedom in Bondage by Adeu Rinpoche

50. The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying by Sogyal Rinpoche.




51. The Life of Marpa the Translator, Tsang Nyon Heruka, Translated by the Nalanda Translation Committee

52. The Life and Teaching of Naropa, Rinchen Namgyal, Translated by Herbert V. Guenther

53. The Life of Milarepa, Tsang Nyon Heruka, Translated by Lobsang Lhalungpa

54. The Rain of Wisdom: The Essence of the Ocean of True Meaning, the Vajra Songs of the Kagyu Gurus, Translated by the Nalanda Translation Committee

55. The Hundred Thousand Songs of Milarepa, Translated by Garma C. C. Chang