This is a small collection of helpful books, online articles, videos, and teachers that we’ve found to be healing and supportive, as well as enlightening about the subject of ethical behavior within Dharma groups. We hope that you will find something that touches and enriches you. And please share your suggestions in the comments section.
‘Written with spiritual insight, emotional literacy, and common sense, this down-to-earth, wise, and healing book should be read by anyone who is thinking of joining, is part of, or thinking of leaving a religious group, whether it is Buddhist or not.’ Geoffrey Beatson, psychotherapist.
Brene Brown – The Power Of Vulnerability
Brene Brown – Listening To Shame
The Book of Joy: Lasting Happiness in a Changing World – Dalai Lama, Desmond Tutu, Douglas Abrams
Beyond Religion – His Holiness the Dalai Lama
Confession of a Buddhist Atheist – Stephen Batchelor (Not at all like the title. Actually a good historical study on Buddhism, as well as very interesting details from his attendance at the conference in ‘93 with His Holiness the Dalai Lama.)
Loving Kindness – Sharon Salzberg
The Joy Diet – Martha Beck
The Mindful Path To Self Compassion – Christopher Germer, PhD