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Book List: Introduction to the World’s Spiritual Traditions

September 7, 2008

Since I try and pull from all the world’s spiritual traditions in my own teaching, over the years I have compiled a book list of my favorite introductory and classic texts within each of the major traditions. This list is of course entirely subjective! I welcome other suggestions or feedback on these books in the comments section.

Tibetan Buddhism
Introductory:

Classics:

Zen Buddhism
Introductory:

Classics:

Hinduism
Introductory:

Classics:

Vedanta
Introductory:

Classics:

Taoism
Introductory:

Classics:

Christianity (the emphasis here is on the practice of Christianity as a spiritual path, not religious theology)
Introductory:

Classics:

Kabbalah
Introductory:

Classics:

Sufism
Introductory:

Classics:

For more book lists and book reviews, go to the Book category.

2 Comments leave one →
  1. January 13, 2010 4:34 pm

    Mommy: A book you may want to get into is Evelyn Underhill’s “Mysticsim.” Gets into the Christian mystics (both women and men) and identifies themes that are pretty much universal across the globe. Burl

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    January 13, 2010 6:01 pm

    Burl – I love Evelyn Underhill and just recently realized I didn’t have any of her books on my book lists. I will indeed have to remedy that!!

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