Bath Buddhist Group
                             Bath Buddhist Group

Recommended Reading



The Four Noble Truths by Ajahn Sumedho - free when available from Amaravati monastery, or access via

What the Buddha Taught by Rahula Walpola - contains translations of the Sutras and is organised in a way that is easy to understand.            

The Zen Way : Myokyo-ni (available from Amazon )                           

Food for The Heart:The Collected Teachings of Ajahn Chah Author Jack Kornfield, Foreword by Ajahn Amaro. Ajahn Chah was a highly respected teacher in the Thai Theravada Forest Tradition. Ajahn Chah was Luang Por Sumedho's teacher.                                                                        

The Art of Happiness (A Handbook for Living) : H.H.Dali Lama & Howard C. Cutler. An easy conversational interview with the Dalai Lama.                                                                                                   

Hooked! Buddhist Writings on Greed, Desire, and the Urge to Consume, edited by Stepanie Kaza (Shambala)                               

Meditation - A Way of Awakening by Ajahn Sucitto (part 1 available as a free download from




The ABC of Mindfulness. On daily dealings with everyday feelings: Jessica Wilker  available at the BBG or at

The Heart of Buddhist Meditation. A handbook of mental training based on the Buddha's way of Mindfulness: Nyanaponika Thera available on Amazon or as E-book


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Books for sale

Owing to the group's library having grown beyond the space available for storage, we have decided to offer the books below for purchase by way of a modest donation.

Because these books are now stored off site, contact asking that the book(s) of your choice are brought to the next meeting for you to collect.

  • The sacred mountain by John Snelling
  • The skull mantra by Eliot Pattison
  • You are therefore I am by Satish Kumar
  • The tao of poo by Benjamin hoff
  • In the way of the white clouds by Lama Anagarika Govinda
  • Watching the tree by Adeline Yen Mah
  • Dictionary of the bach flower remedies by T.W. Hyne Jones
  • The craft of the heart by Ajahn Lee Dhammadharo
  • Tibetan reflections by Peter Gold
  • The opening of the wisdom eye
  • The third Dalia lama: essence of refined gold
  • Stepping into freedom by Thich Nhat Hanh
  • Beyond dogma by HH Dalia Lama
  • The Tibetan book of living and dying by Sogyal Rinpoche
  • Toehold on zen by Jeffry Swann
  • The goose is out by WJ Gad
  • Pure land principles and practice
  • Song of the profound view by age she Rabten
  • The Buddhism of Tibet and the key to the middle way
  • Virtue and reality
  • Universal compassion by age she Kelsang Gyatso
  • Meaningful to behold by Geshe Kelsang Gyatso
  • Echoes of voidness by Geshe Rabten
  • Mindfulness the path to the deathless by Ajahn Sumedho
  • The way of action by Christmas Humphreys
  • Gifts he left behind by Phra Ajaan Dune Atulo
  • The Tibetan book of the dead by W Y Evans-Wentz
  • Being Dharma by Ajahn Chah
  • Gateway to wisdom by John Blofield
  • Death intermediate state and rebirth in Tibetan   Buddhism
  • Curving anger spreading love by Bhikkhu Visuddhacara
  • The Tibetan book of the great liberation by W Y Evans-Wentz
  • My life and lives by Khyongla Rato
  • Silent mind holy mind by Thubten Yeshe
  • Advice from a spiritual friend by Geshe Rabten
  • Meditative states by Lati & Locho Rinbochay
  • Universal responsibility and the good heart by Tenzin Gyatso
  • The Buddhist vision by Alex Kennedy
  • Diary of a zen nun by Nan Shin
  • Heartwood of the bodhi tree by Buddhadasa Bhikkhu
  • a gradual awakening by Stephen Levine
  • teachings of a Buddhist monk by Ajah Sumedho
  • thus have I heard by Maurice Walsh
  • Zen flesh, Zen bones
  • Widening the circle of love by HH the Dalia Lama
  • gesture of balance by Tarthang Tulku
  • cutting through spiritual materialism by Chogyam Trungpa
  • Buddhism in translation
  • the gospel of Buddha by Paul Carus
  • Unlocking the mysteries of birth and death: Buddhism in the contemporary world
  • The teaching of Buddha
  • World of the Buddha by Lucien Stryk
  • The Bhudda's philosophy of man
  • The power of compassion
  • The two hands of God by Alan Watts
  • Sayings of the Buddha
  • The Buddha and the terrorist
  • My journey to Lhasa by Alexandra David-Neel
  • Guided meditations explorations and healing by Stephen Levine
  • The Buddha speaks by Anne Bancroft Buddha-Dhamma for students
  • Meditation: a way of awakening by Ajahn Sumedho
  • Mahamudra: the quintessence of mind and meditation by Takpo Tasha Namgyal
  • Quakers and Buddhism by Anne Bancroft
  • Yours in the Dhamma by Catherine Hewitt
  • The path of Joy (comic style for children)
  • Right Mindfulness
  • Kundun (video)


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