sitting buddha statue

We already have perfect compassion, perfect wisdom, perfect joy.

We only need to settle our minds so they can arise from deep within us.

-Author Unknown


Beginning Buddhist Meditation Reading List

Joseph Goldstein
The Experience of Insight

Arinna Weisman
Beginner’s Guide to Insight Meditation

Pema Chodron
Start Where You Are

Tara Brach
Radical Acceptance

Thich Nhat Hanh
The Miracle of Mindfulness
Peace in Every Step

Sylvia Boorstein
It's Easier Than You Think

Jack Kornfield
A Path with Heart
Meditation for Beginners
Teachings of the Buddha

Bhante Gunaratana
Mindfulness in Plain English

Stephen Levine
A Gradual Awakening

Sharon Salzberg
Lovingkindness: The Revolutionary Art of Happiness

Rick Fields
When the Swans Came to the Lake

Joseph Goldstein & Jack Kornfield
Seeking the Heart of Wisdom

Online Audio Resources

Dharma Seed
BuddhaNet Audio
Audio Dharma

Dharma Talks/Special Guests of LVC

Chris Schrodt
Guest Dharma Talk (3/24/2014)
Pat Pranke
Guest Dharma Talk 3/17/2014)
Jeannette Prince-Cherry
Guest Dharma Talk (3/10/2014)
Carmine Anastasio
The Three Seals of Buddhism, Part 1 (8/11/2013)
The Three Seals of Buddhism, Part 2 (8/11/2013)
The Three Seals of Buddhism, Part 3 (8/11/2013)
Lance Brunner
Looking at Our Stories (3/21/2011)
Jeanette Prince-Cherry
Our Unborn Buddha Mind (3/7/2011)
Howard Mason
On Moral Imagination (1/31/2011)
Donald Rothberg
Spirituality and Psychology (10/31/2010)
David Loy
The Suffering of Self (3/15/2010)

Glenda's Dharma Talks

Glenda Hodges-Cook
"Dharma and Drama"
"Responding to the Charleston Massacre"
"The Ordinariness and Simplicity of the Practice"
"Summer Solstice: High Time"
"The Grace of Being Stuck"
"A Reason to Practice"
"Freedom in Renunciation"
"Finding the Way Out (The Way Out is In)"
"Learning to Play Your Edge"
"The First and Second Noble Truths"
"Aging as Dharma Practice"
"The Four Foundations of Mindfulness: Introduction"
"The Four Foundations of Mindfulness: Mindfulness of the Body"
"The Four Foundations of Mindfulness: Mindfulness of Feeling"
"The Four Foundations of Mindfulness: Mindfulness of the Mind and the Dharma"
"Who, Then, Do You Think You Are?" (Originally presented in February 2010)
"The Moment of Choice, the Moment of Freedom"
"Resting into the Practice"
"The Usefulness of Thought and the Uselessness of Thought"
"Effort and Relaxation: Finding a Balance"
"Living in Families"
"Thinning the Veil of Me"
"Discipline: What Do You Really Want?"
"The Life Project"
"Abiding with Loneliness"
"Relearning Old Lessons" (Feb 2011)
"First Things First" (Jan 2011)