Reading List

Recommended Reading


A Heart As Wide As The World by Sharon Salzberg

A Path with Heart by Jack Kornfield

A Still Forest Pool by Aachan Cha ed by Jack Kornfield

An Overview of the Bardo Teachings by Khenchen Thrangu Rinpoche

Bardo Teachings by Lama Lodo

Boundless Healing by Tulku Thondup

Buddhist Acts of Compassion by Pamela Broom (now reprinted under the new title below)

The Power of Compassion: Stories that Open the Heart, Heal the Soul and Change the World. (Hampton Roads, 2010). Edited by Pamela Bloom.

Death and Dying, The Tibetan Tradition by Glen Mullin

Death and the Art of Dying by Bokar Rinpoche

Death, Intermediate State and Rebirth by Lati Rinpoche and Jeffery Hopkins

Glimpse After Glimpse by Sogyal Rinpoche

Good Life, Good Death by Gelek Rinpoche

Graceful Exits: How Great Beings Die by Sushila Blackman

Healing with Form, Energy and Light by Tenzin Wangyal

How to Practice: The Way to a Meaningful Life by HH Dalai Lama

Japanese Death Poems Compiled by Joel Hoffman

Living in the Face of Death by Glen Mullin

Living with Death & Dying by Ven Lama Karma Samten

Medicine Buddha Teachings by Khenchen Thrangu Rinpoche

Only Don’t Know by Zen Master Sueng Sahn

Psychoanalysis And Buddhism by Jeremy D Safran

Seeking the Heart of Wisdom by Jack Kornfield and Joseph Goldstein

Spiritual Friends – Meditations by Monks and Nuns ed by Ven Thubten Dondrup

Stages of Meditation by HH Dalai Lama

Start Where You Are by Pema Chodron

Teachings on Love by Thich Nhat Hanh

The Art Of Forgiveness, Loving Kindness & Peace by Jack Kornfield

The Art of Happiness – A Handbook for Living by HH Dalai Lama

The Door to Satisfaction By Lama Zopa Rinpoche

The Enlightened Mind by Stephen Mitchell

The Four Noble Truths by Ven Ajahn Sumedho

The Healing Power of Mind by Tulku Thondup

The Joy of Compassion By Lama Zopa Rinpoche

The Joy of Living and Dying in Peace by His Holiness Dalai Lama

The Miracle of Mindfulness, Being Peace by Thich Nhat Hanh

The Myth of Freedom by Chogyam Trungpa

The Places That Scare You by Pema Chodron

The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying by Sogyal Rinpoche

The Tibetan Book of the Dead by Francesca Fremantle and Chogyam Trungpa

The Tibetan Book of the Dead by Robert Thurman

The Wheel of Death by Roshi Philip Kapleau

The Wisdom of No Escape by Pema Chodron

Thoughts without a Thinker: Psychotherapy from a Buddhist Perspective by Mark Epstein, M.D.

Transforming Problems into Happiness by Lama Zopa Rinpoche

Three Teachings by Ven Tenzin Palmo

Ultimate Healing by Lama Zopa Rinpoche

When Things Fall Apart by Pema Chodron

Wherever You Go, There You Are: Mindfulness Meditation in Everyday Life by Jon Kabat-Zinn

Who Dies? by Stephen Levine

Working With Anger by Pema Chodron

Zen Mind, Beginners Mind by Susuki Roshi


A Simple Path by Mother Teresa

Caring for the Dying by Lama Zopa Rinpoche

Coming Home: A Guide to Dying at Home with Dignity by Deborah Duda

Contemplative Prayer by Thomas Merton

Deathing by Anya Foos-Graber

Facing Death by Diana Lampen

Facing Death and Finding Hope by Christine Longaker

Final Gifts: Understanding the Special Awareness, Needs and Communications of the Dying by M Callanan and P Kelley

Full Catastrophe Living by Jon Kabat-Zinn

Handbook For Mortals by Joanne Lynn & Joan Harrold

Healing into Life and Death by Stephen Levine

Healing With Words by Dr Robert McNeilly & Jenny Brown

Help Me – I’m Dying by Elizabeth Williams

Home Care by Evelyn Baulch

How Can I Help? by Ram Dass and Gorman

How to Be a Help Instead of a Nuisance by Karen Kissel Wegela

I Don’t Know What to Say by Robert Beckman

Journey To The Centre by Matthew Flickstein

Letters To A Dying Friend by Anton Grosz

Lessons from the Dying by Rodney Smith

Life To Death: Harmonising the Transition by Helen Kornfeld

Living with Dying: The Management of Terminal Disease, Saunders, Cicely & Baines

Love is Letting Go of Fear, Teach Only Love, Goodbye to Guilt by Gerald Jampolsky

New Seeds of Contemplation by Thomas Merton

On Children and Dying by Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

On Death and Dying by Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

Peace, Love and Healing by Bernie Siegel

Perfect Endings: A Conscious Approach to Dying and Death by Robert Sachs

Preparing for Death and Helping the Dying by Ven Sangye Khadro

Questions and Answers on Death and Dying by Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

The AIDS Caregiver’s Handbook by Ted Edison

The Carer’s handbook by Louise Neild Gilmore

The Private Worlds of Dying Children by Myra Bluebond-Langer

The True Work of Dying: A Practical and Compassionate Guide by Jan Bernard

To Live Until We Say Goodbye by Elisabeth Kubler-Ross



Destructive Emotions by Daniel Goleman

Good Grief by Granger E. Westberg

Grace & Grit by Ken Wilber

Gratefulness, The Heart of Prayer: An Approach to life in Fullness by David Steindl-Rast

Healing After Loss by Martha Whitmore Hickman

Healing Anger by HH Dalai Lama

Healing Emotions by Daniel Goleman

Helping Children Cope with Death and Bereavement by Charles A Corr

Seven Choices by Elizabeth Harper Neeld

Spiritual Care of Dying & Bereaved People by Penelope Wilcock

The Bereaved Parent by Harriet Sarnoff

The Courage to Grieve by Judy Tatelbaum

To Comfort the Bereaved by Rabbi Levine Aaron

The Deeper Wound – Recovering the Soul from Fear and Suffering by Deepak Chopra

What The Dying Teach Us: Lessons on Living by Rev. Samuel Oliver

When Bad Things Happen to Good People by Harold Kushner