Deeper Still Reading List



We suggested in your advance information emails that you read in the following order. “Before reading any of the Deeper Still reading list books, please make sure you are comfortable with the teachings contained below from the current Level I Teacher Training required and suggested reading lists. Please start NOW with books in those categories that you have not yet immersed in — then proceed to the Deeper Still core and suggested readings.”

Since it’s my hope that you read & study at the speed, order, & frequency that your heart leads you, I will not be posting the content of the weekly lessons prior to their release. There will be some weeks where what you are reading is what we’re studying & other weeks where we are dancing like a double-helix. I encourage you to go deep into each of the books, take your time, savor the words, connect with the concepts, and own the content. Remember that this is a fluid process so as you explore a particular book, chapter, verse, or sentence and you want to discuss it feel free to share your questions, comments, challenges and triumphs with the entire group on our private Facebook page.

Deeper Still Required Reading

Required Reading List from the Current Masters of Wisdom & Meditation Teacher Training (as noted below)
Mantram Handbook — Eknath Easwaren
Mantra Yoga and Primal Sound — David Frawley
I AM THAT – Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj
Be as You Are: The Teachings of Sri Ramana Maharshi
The Upanishads – Eknath Easwaren translation
The Seat of the Soul – Gary Zukov
Power vs. Force – David M. Hawkins

Deeper Still Recommended Reading
Miracle of Love – Ram Dass

The Holy Science – Sri Yukteswar Giri
The Power of Now – Eckhart Tolle
After the Ecstasy, the Laundry – Jack Kornfield
Mindfulness for Beginners – Jon Kabat-Zinn

Next Wave for High Achievers
Nonviolent Communication – Marshall Rosenberg

Book of Secrets – Osho
The Book of Life: Daily Meditations with Krishnamurti – J Krishnamurti
The Ramayana by Válmíki – translated by Ralph T. H. Griffith
Dhammapada – translation by Eknath Easwaren

Current MOW&MTT Required Reading

(also required for Deeper Still)

As new books are released and as our curriculum evolves, we ensure the reading list for each Teacher Training stays challenging. Below is the list for the current Teacher Training:

destressifying: A Real World Guide to Personal Empowerment, Lasting Fulfillment & Peace of Mind – davidji
Secrets of Meditation: A Practical Guide to Inner Peace & Personal Transformation – davidj
Sacred Powers – davidji
Soul Shifts – Barbara DeAngelis
Paths to God – Ram Dass
The Heart of the Buddha’s Teaching – Thich Nhat Hanh
The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali – Translated by Sri Swami Satchidananda
The Bhagavad Gita – Eknath Easwaren translation
The Crest Jewel of Discrimination – Adi Shankara (translated by Christopher Isherwood)
The Ten Commitments – David Simon, MD
The Four Agreements – don Miguel Ruiz
When Things Fall Apart – Pema Chodron
Autobiography of a Yogi – Paramahansa Yogananda

Next Wave for High Achievers

The Book: On the Taboo of Knowing Who You Are – Alan Watts (on Vedanta)
The Way of Zen – Alan Watts (classic)
Comfortable with Uncertainty – Pema Chodron
Walden – Henry David Thoreau
Love Your Enemies – Sharon Salzberg & Robert Thurman
Loving What Is – Byron Katie
Siddhartha – Hermann Hesse
Zen Mind, Beginner’s Mind – Shunryu Suzuki
The Farther Reaches of Human Nature – Abraham H. Maslow
Tao Te Ching – Victor Mair is The BEST translation (as are all of his)
Back to Sanity: Healing the Madness of Our Minds – Steve Taylor
Destructive Emotions – Dalai Lama & Daniel Goleman
Polishing the Mirror – Ram Dass
The Fire from Within – Carlos Castaneda
Freedom from the Known – Jiddu Krishnamurti
Island – Aldous Huxley

Go deep into each of the books, take your time, savor the words, connect with the concepts, own the content, and share your aha moments with your fellow Deeper Still Advanced-Teachers-in-Training through our private Facebook page.