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Sam's Recommendations: Eastern Philosophy and Meditation

Harris' Note: While I recommend the following books, I do not endorse many of their metaphysical presuppositions. Please see Waking Up as well as my blog for my views on contemplative practice, mysticism, etc.

Food for the Heart: The Collected Teachings of Ajahn Chah, by Ajahn Chah
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Confession of a Buddhist Atheist, by Batchelor, S.
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Buddhism Without Beliefs: A Contemporary Guide to Awakening, by Batchelor, S.
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The Heart of Awareness: A Translation of the Ashtavakra Gita, by Byrom, T. (Trans.)
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Tracing Back the Radiance: Chinul’s Korean Way of Zen, by Chinul
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The Flight of the Garuda, Second Edition: The Dzogchen Tradition of Tibetan Buddhism, by Dowman, K. (Ed)
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Stripping the Gurus, by Falk, G.D.
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Holy Madness, by Feuerstein, G.
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The Bodhisattva’s Brain: Buddhism Naturalized, by Flanagan, O.
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Experience of Insight, by Goldstein, J
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Destructive Emotions: A Dialogue with the Dalai Lama, by Goleman, D.
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Mindfulness in Plain English: Revised and Expanded Edition, by Gunaratana, B.H.
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On Having No Head: Zen and the Rediscovery of the Obvious, by Harding, D.E.
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10 Percent Happier, by Harris, D.
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Doors of Perception, by Huxley, A.
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The Perennial Philosophy: An Interpretation of the Great Mystics, East and West, by Huxley, A.
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Freedom from the Known, by Krishnamurti, J.
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The Awakening of Intelligence, by Krishnamurti, J.
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Central Philosophy of Buddhism: A Study of Madhyamika System, by Murti, TRV
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Nagarjuna’s Seventy Stanzas: A Buddhist Psychology of Emptiness, by Nagarjuna
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I Am That: Talks with Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj, by Nisargadatta Maharaj
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Talks with Sri Ramana Maharshi, by Ramana Maharshi
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Self-Liberation Through Seeing With Naked Awareness, by Reynolds, JM (Ed)
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Breath by Breath: The Liberating Practice of Insight Meditation, by Rosenberg, L
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Shankara’s Crest Jewel of Discrimination, by Shankaracharya
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Zen Mind, Beginner’s Mind, by Suzuki, S.
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The Heart of Buddhist Meditation, by Thera, N
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Quintessential Dzogchen: Confusion Dawns as Wisdom, by Urgyen Rinpoche, T.
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Open Secret, by Wei, Wei Wu
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