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Exploring world religions and Buddhism

Recommended further reading.

World religions section of bookstore.
Photo by Natalie Sapkarov Harvey

Aitken, Robert and Steindl-Rost, David, The Ground We Share. Triumph Books; Liguori, Missouri, 1994.

Boorstein, Sylvia, That’s Funny, You Don’t Look Buddhist. HarperCollins; San Francisco, 1996.

Dharma, Karuna and Kerze, Michael, ed., An Early Journey: The Los Angeles Buddhist-Roman Catholic Dialogue. Los Angeles, 1991.

Hanh, Thich Nhat, Living Buddha, Living Christ. Riverhead Books; New York, 1995.

Indapanno, Bhikkhu Buddhadasa, Christianity and Buddhism. Bangkok.

Kamenetz, Rodger, The Jew in the Lotus. HarperCollins Publishers; New York, 1994.

Kamenetz, Rodger, Stalking Elijah: Adventures With Today’s Jewish Mystical Masters. Harper; San Francisco, 1997.

Khema, Ayya, Jesus Meets the Buddha. Jhana Verlag; Uttenbuhl, Germany, 1995.

Lama, Dalai, The Good Heart. Wisdom Publications; Boston, 1996.

Merton, Thomas, The Asian Journal of Thomas Merton. New Directions Publishing; New York, 1973.

Mitchell, Donald W. and Wiseman, James, ed. The Gethsemani Encounter. Continuum Publishing Company; New York, 1997.

Walker, Susan, ed., Speaking of Silence. Paulist Press; New York, 1987.

Yeshe, Lama, Silent Mind, Holy, Mind. Wisdom Publications; Boston, 1995.

One may also wish to subscribe to the Bulletin of Monastic Interreligious Dialogue, Abbey of Gethsemani, 3642 Monks Road, Trappist KY 40051-6102.

Venerable Thubten Chodron

Venerable Chodron emphasizes the practical application of Buddha’s teachings in our daily lives and is especially skilled at explaining them in ways easily understood and practiced by Westerners. She is well known for her warm, humorous, and lucid teachings. She was ordained as a Buddhist nun in 1977 by Kyabje Ling Rinpoche in Dharamsala, India, and in 1986 she received bhikshuni (full) ordination in Taiwan. Read her full bio.

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