Teacher Training – Reading List

Consider going 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. Click here to download reading list in PDF format.

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 – davidji

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

Suggested Reading

The Upanishads – Eknath Easwaren translation

Sacred Contracts – Carolyn Myss

The Essential Wayne Dyer Collection – Wayne Dyer

The Seat of the Soul – Gary Zukov

The Power of Now – Eckhart Tolle

Mindfulness for Beginners – Jon Kabat-Zinn

Nonviolent Communication – Marshall Rosenberg

Power vs. Force – David M. Hawkins

After the Ecstasy, the Laundry – Jack Kornfield

The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success – Deepak Chopra

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