Recommended Reading

These books are short (with the exception of Autobiography of a Yogi) and fun reading. IMeditate has an excellent expanded reading list.

Surfing the Himalayas by Rama - Dr. Frederick Lenz. The engaging story of a young American snowboarder who travels to the Himalayas seeking the ultimate high - but surfs into an experience more transcendent than he could have ever imagined. In an accident of karmic destiny, the young man plows into Master Fwap, a Buddhist monk who takes him on as a spiritual apprentice. Using snowboarding as a path to enlightenment, the wise Master shows how one can master any mountain -- and oneself.

Surfing the Hamalayas - en español 

Snowboarding to Nirvana by Rama - Dr. Frederick Lenz. Continues the epic adventures of a young snowboarder and an enlightened Himalayan teacher, Master Fwap. The book presents numerous techniques for focusing and meditation.

Insights - Tantric Buddhist Reflections on Life by Rama - Dr. Frederick LenzA collection of lyric Buddhist poetry by Rama - Dr. Frederick P. Lenz, this book is a first edition work published by Dr. Lenz's teaching organization. It contains verse ranging from contemplative to rhapsodic, from "Normality" to "The Inner Buddha."

The Song of God: Bhagavad-Gita. Translated by Swami Prabhavananda and Christopher Isherwood.

The Way of Life According to Lao Tzu. Translated by Witter Banner.

Dhammapada, The Sayings of the Buddha. Translated by Thomas Byron.

Autobiography of a Yogi by Paramahansa Yogananda.

Zen Mind, Beginners Mind by Shunryu Suzuki.

Zen Flesh, Zen Bones. Compiled by Paul Reps and Nyogen Senzaki.

Tales of Power by Carlos Castaneda.

Journey to Ixtlan by Carlos Castaneda

Autobiography of a Yogi by Paramahansa Yogananda

The Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna - Abridged Edition.