Recommended Reading List

Students often ask about which books are the best for them to buy so we’ve come up with a selection of our own personal favourites.

Meditation Books

The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle. Learning to live in the present moment although not a light read.

The Art of Happiness by HH Dalia Lama and Howard C Cutter. An interview between a psychologist and his holiness.

Life Through a Different Lens by Jennie Lichfield. A light read spread over six lesson guiding beginners through mindfulness and meditation.

Seeking the Heart of Wisdom by Joseph Goldstein and Jack Kornfield. Two of the best writers in the world on this subject.

Mindfulness; Finding Peace in a Frantic World by Mark Williams. An industry standard in the mindfulness world.

The Untethered Soul by Michael.A Singer. An interesting perspective on meditation in general.

Buddhist Books

Boundless Heart by Christina Feldman. Words of wisdom regarding the four brhama vihara’s.

The Triratna Story by Vajragupta. Buddhism branches off into many different schools and this is a western tradition encompasses many different themes.

The Reluctant Buddhist by William Woollard. The television presenter and producers offers his thoughts on becoming a Buddhist in the tradition of Nichiren.

Kindfulness by Ajahn Brahm. Tony’s favourite Theravadan monk shares his take on mindfulness practice.

Theravada Buddhism by Diana and Richard St Ruth. A sound guide to the basics of Theravadan Buddhism.

Compassion: Listening to the cries of the world by Christina Feldman.

Set Free by Emma Slade. From banking to Buddhism in Bhutan. A writer from Whitsable gives her account as she joins the monastery.

Satipatthana: The direct path to realisation by Ajahn Anaylyo. For those who want to understand Buddhist teachings more deeply.

Yoga Books

The Beginners Guide to the Chakras by Marion McGeough.

Perfect Health by Deepak Chopra. A comprehensive resource on ancient Ayurveda practice.

The Muscle Book by Paul Blakey
Light on Yoga by BKS Iyengar
Light on Pranayama by BKS Iyengar
Yoga the Path to Holistic Health by BKS Iyengar
The Beginners Guide to the Chakras by Marion McGeough
Perfect Health by Deepak Chopra
Yoga Anatomy by Leslie Kaminoff
A Pictorial Handbook of Anatomy and Physiology by James Bevan
Scientific Keys: Volume I, II and II – Your Guide to Functional Anatomy in Yoga by Ray Long
Anatomy of Hatha Yoga: A manual for students, teachers and practitioners by HD Coulter
Yoga for your Type by Dr David Frawley
Yoga and Ayurveda by Dr David Frawley
The Ten Principal Upanishads by Shree Purohit Swami & WB Yeats

Other Books

I Can See Clearly Now by Wayne W Dyer. A popular author sharing his insights into life.