natural awareness

relaxed presence, unfabricated, flowing, just as it is


Buddhist Books by Northwest Authors


Bays, Jan Chozen
Founder of Great Vow Zen Monastery.
Jizo Bodhisattva: Modern Healing & Traditional Buddhist Practice


Bennet, Holly Morris
Sangha of Two: Eastern Thought, Western Process, Modern Seekers
Combines principles of Buddhism and co-active coaching.


Blumenthal, James
Associate Professor of Buddhist Philosophy at Oregon State University
The Ornament of the Middle Way: A Study of the Madhyamaka Thought of Santaraksita


Carlson, Kyogen
Abbot and godo of Dharma Rain Zen Center in Portland Oregon.
Zen in the American Grain: Discovering The Teachings At Home


Chagdud Tulku Rinpoche
Nyingma teacher based for many years in Oregon, and founder of Chagdud Gonpa.
Change of Heart: The Bodhisattva Peace Training of Chagdud Tulku
Lord of the Dance: Autobiography of a Tibetan Lama by Tulku Chagdud
Gates to Buddhist Practice: Essential Teachings of a Tibetan Maste


Cox, Collett
Scholar at the Early Buddhist Manuscripts Project at the University of Washington.
Disputed Dharmas, Early Buddhist Theories on Existence


Davenport, John T.
Ordinary Wisdom: Sakya Pandita's Treasury of Good Advice.


Deshung Rinpoche
One of the first Tibetan teachers to live in the US, arriving in Seattle in 1960; his niece is Sakya Monastery's H.E. Dagmo Kusho.
The Three Levels of Spiritual Perception: An Oral Commentary on the Three Visions of Ngorchen Konchog Lhundrub


Dewar, Tyler
Translator at Nalandabodhi.
Trainings in Compassion: Manuals on the Meditation of Avalokiteshvara


Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche
Head of Nalandabodhi.
Penetrating Wisdom
Wild Awakening: The Heart of Mahamudra and Dzogchen
Entering The Path: Outer and Inner Refuge
Profound View, Fearless Path
: The Life Of The Buddha (audio)
Turning Towards Liberation
Mind Beyond Death


Jackson, David P.
A Saint in Seattle: The Life of the Tibetan Mystic Dezhung Rinpoche
Biography of Dezhung Rinpoche, one of the first Tibetan lamas to live in the United States, with many anecdotes about Buddhism in the Northwest.


Johnson, Charles
Novelist, literary critic, philosopher, cartoonist, screenwriter, essayist and lecturer at the University of Washington.
Turning the Wheel: Essays on Buddhism and Writing


Lenz, Timothy
Scholar at University of Washington Early Buddhist Manuscripts Project.
A New Version of the Gandhari Dharmapada and a Collection of Previous-Birth Stories


Magden, Ronald E.
Mukashi Mukashi (Long, Long Ago…): A History of the Seattle Buddhist Church
Buddhism Comes to Seattle, In: More Voices, New Stories: King County, Washington's First 150 Years, edited by Mary C. Wright


McLeod, Grace
Beginning in the 1940s, Grace McLeod and Yuki Miyake of the Seattle Betsuin Temple's Research and Publication Department produced many articles and books, including translations of Rennyo Shonin's letters, as well as curricula for the temple's Dharma School.


O'Connor, Mike
Where the World Does Not Follow: Buddhist China in Picture and Poem
When I Find You Again, It Will Be in Mountains


Perera, Chandra
Sri Lankan-born author and world traveler, now living in Seattle.
Buddha in the Forest


Red Pine, aka Bill Porter
The Diamond Sutra
The Heart Sutra
The Platform Sutra
Collected Songs of Cold Mountain

The Clouds Should Know Me by Now: Buddhist Poet Monks of China
Zen Teachings of Bodhidharma


Salomon, Richard
Scholar at the Early Buddhist Manuscripts Project at the University of Washington.
Ancient Buddhist Scrolls from Gandhara: The British Library Kharosthi Fragments.


Schaaf, Kathe, Kay Lindahl, Kathleen Hurty, Rev. Guo Cheen, editors

Women, Spirituality and Transformative Leadership: Where Grace Meets Power

Kathe Schaaf is a co-founder of Gather the Women Global Matrix. Kay Lindahl, founder of The Listening Center, is author of The Sacred Art of Listening. Kathleen S. Hurty is a teaching fellow at Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary. Reverend Guo Cheen is an ordained Buddhist nun.


Schoening, Jeffrey
Founding director of the Virupa Ecumenical Institute at Sakya Monastery.
The Salistamba Sutra and Its Indian Commentaries
The Religious Structures at Sa-skya (in: Reflections on Tibetan Culture, edited by L. Epstein and R. Sherburne


Smith, Rodney
Founding teacher of the Seattle Insight Meditation Society, former head of Seattle hospice.
Lessons from the Dying


Stearns, Cyrus
The Life and Teachings of the Tibetan Saint Thang-stong rgyal-po
The Buddha from Dolpo
Hermit of Go Cliffs: Timeless Instructions from a Tibetan Mystic
Luminous Lives: The Story of the Early Masters of the Lam 'Bras Tradition in Tibet
Taking the Result as the Path: Core Teachings of the Sakya Lamdre Tradition
King of the Empty Plain: The Tibetan Iron-Bridge Builder Tangtong Gyalpo


Suh, Sharon A.
Assistant professor of theology and religious studies at Seattle University.
Being Buddhist in a Christian World: Gender and Community in a Korean American Temple


Thubten Chodron
Open Heart, Clear Mind
Buddhism for Beginners
Working with Anger
Taming the Monkey Mind
Blossoms of the Dharma: Living as a Buddhist Nun
Guided Meditations on the Lamrim
, the Gradual Path to Enlightenment (audio)


Unno, Mark
14th generation Shin priest and associate professor at the University of Oregon.
Shingon Refractions: Myoe and the Mantra of Light
Buddhism and Psychotherapy Across Cultures: Essays on Theories and Practices


Whitney, Kobai Scott
Whitney is a Buddhist chaplain working in Washington State prisons and founding member of Paramita House.
Sitting Inside: Buddhist Practice in American Prisons


Wilhelm, Steve
Journalist and board member of Northwest Dharma Association.
Edited Tibetan Buddhism from the Ground Up by Alan Wallace


Yangsi Rinpoche
Founder of Maitripa Institute in Oregon.
Practicing the Path: A Commentary on the Lamrim Chenmo


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