Welcome to KD’s library. The books in this reading list are recommended by Krishna Das for the profound benefit and inspiration he has found in them.  Please buy these books at a local bookstore, your favorite website, or at the links provided in our list. By clicking on the Amazon links listed below, we may earn a small commission for connecting you to their website.

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Books by Krishna Das

Chants of a Lifetime
KrishnaDas.com
Amazon

Flow of Grace
KrishnaDas.com
Amazon

Books about Maharaj-ji

The Divine Reality of Sri Baba Neeb Karori Ji Maharaj
by Ravi Prakash Pande “Rajida”
KrishnaDas.com

Miracle of Love: Stories About Neem Karoli Baba
by Ram Dass
Amazon

By His Grace: A Devotee’s Story
by Dada Mukerjee, introduction by Ram Dass
Amazon

The Near and the Dear: Stories of Neem Karoli Baba and His Devotees by Dada Mukerjee
Amazon

Love Everyone: The Transcendent Wisdom of Neem Karoli Baba Told Through the Stories of the Westerners Whose Lives He Transformed
by Parvati Markus
KrishnaDas.com
Amazon

Sometimes Brilliant: The Impossible Adventure of a Spiritual Seeker and Visionary Physician Who Helped Conquer the Worst Disease in History
by Larry Brilliant
Amazon

Barefoot in the Heart: Remembering Neem Karoli Baba
edited by Keshav Das
Amazon 

Books about Saints

Deva Bhumi: The Abode of the Gods in India
by Krishna Kumar (K.K.) Sah
Krishnadas.com
Amazon

Autobiography of a Yogi
byParamahansa Yogananda
Amazon

Nityananda: In Divine Presence
by M.U. Hatengdi & Swami Chetananda
Amazon

Life and Teachings of Sai Baba of Shirdi
by Antonio Rigopoulos
Amazon

The Incredible Sai Baba
by Arthur Osbourne
Only used copies available. Suggested website: www.abebooks.com 

Shri Sai Satcharita: The Wonderful Life and Teachings of Shri Sai Baba) by Govind R. Dabholkar Hemadpant and Indira Kher
Amazon 

Sai Baba of Shirdi: A Unique Saint
by M.V. Kamath & V.B.Kher
Amazon

God Speaks
by Meher Baba
Amazon 

The Gospel of Ramakrishna
by Vedanta Society
Amazon 

Ramakrishna and His Disciples
by Christopher Isherwood
Amazon
Ramana Maharshi and the Path of Self-Knowledge
by Arthur Osborne
Amazon

My Guru and his Disciple
by Christopher Isherwood
Amazon 

The Power of the Presence
by David Godman
Only used copies available. Suggested website: www.abebooks.com 

How to Know God: The Yoga Aphorisms of Patanjali
translated by Swami Prabhavananda and Christopher Isherwood
Amazon 

Great Disciples of the Buddha: Their Lives, Their Works, Their Legacy by Nyanaponika Thera and Hellmuth Hecker, edited by Bhikkhu Bodhi
Amazon 

The Essential Teachings of Ramana Maharshi: A Visual Journey
by Matthew Greenblatt
Amazon 

Be As You Are: The Teachings of Sri Ramana Maharshi
edited by David Godman
Amazon 

Living By the Words of Bhagavan
by David Godman
Only used copies available. Suggested website: www.abebooks.com 

Nityananda: In Divine Presence
by M.U. Hatengdi and Swami Chetanananda
Amazon 

St. Seraphim of Sarov
by Valentine Zander
Amazon 

Scriptures

Ramcharitmanas
by Tulsidas
Volume 1 Amazon
Volume 2 Amazon
Volume 3 Amazon
Gita Press full text online

Ramayana
by William Buck
Amazon 

Maharabharata
by William Buck
Barnes & Noble

The Ramayana: A Modern Retelling of the Great Indian Epic
by Ramesh Menon
Amazon 

The Yoga of the Bhagavad Gita
by Sri Krishna Prem
Only used copies available. Suggested website: www.abebooks.com 

Bhagavad-Gita: The Song of God
translated by Swami Prabhavananda and Christopher Isherwood
Amazon 

Books by Ram Dass

Be Here Now
Amazon
RamDass.org

Being Ram Dass
(with Rameshwar Das)
Amazon
RamDass.org

Walking Each Other Home: Conversations on Loving and Dying
(with Mirabai Bush)
Amazon
RamDass.org

Polishing the Mirror: How to Live from Your Spiritual Heart
(with Rameshwar Das)
Amazon
RamDass.org

Be Love Now: The Path of the Heart
(with Rameshwar Das)
Amazon
RamDass.org

Still Here: Embracing Aging, Changing, and Dying
Amazon
RamDass.org

Paths to God: Living the Bhagavad Gita
Amazon
RamDass.org

Books and CDs by Sharon Salzberg

Real Change: Mindfulness to Change Ourselves and the World
Amazon 

Real Love: The Art of Mindful Connection
Amazon 

Real Happiness: A 28-Day Program to Realize the Power of Meditation
Amazon 

Real Happiness at Work: Meditations for Accomplishment, Achievement, and Peace
Amazon 

Faith: Trusting Your Own Deepest Experience
Amazon 

A Heart As Wide As The World: Stories on the Path of Lovingkindness
Amazon 

Lovingkindness: The Revolutionary Art of Happiness
Amazon 

Lovingkindness Meditation (CD)
Amazon 

Insight Meditation: An In-Depth Correspondence Course (with Joseph Goldstein) (CDs & workbook)
Amazon 

Guided Meditations For Love & Wisdom, 14 Essential Practices (Audiobook)
Amazon  

The Kindness Handbook
Amazon 

Unplug: For an Hour, a Day, or a Weekend (Interactive Audio Kit)
Amazon 

The Force of Kindness: Change Your Life with Live and Compassion
Amazon 

Books by Larry Brilliant

Sometimes Brilliant: The Impossible Adventure of a Spiritual Seeker and Visionary Physician Who Helped Conquer the Worst Disease in History
by Larry Brilliant
Amazon 

Books by Robert Svoboda

Aghora I: At the Left Hand Of God
Namarupa.org

Aghora II: Kundalini
Namarupa.org

Aghora III: The Law Of Karma
Namarupa.org

Books by Bernie Glassman

Instructions to the Cook: A Zen Master’s Lessons in Living a Life That Matters

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The Dude and the Zen Master
with Jeff Bridges
Amazon 

Bearing Witness: A Zen Master’s Lessons in Making Peace
Amazon 

Books by Dr. Mark Epstein, M.D.

Advice Not Given: A Guide to Getting Over Yourself
Amazon 

Going on Being: Life at the Crossroads of Buddhism and Psychotherapy
Amazon 

Going to Pieces Without Falling Apart: A Buddhist Perspective on Wholeness
Amazon 

Thoughts Without A Thinker: Psychotherapy from a Buddhist Perspective
Amazon 

The Trauma of Everyday Life
Amazon 

Open to Desire: The Truth About What the Buddha Taught
Amazon 

Psychotherapy without the Self
Amazon 

Books by Mirabai Starr

Dark Night of the Soul
Amazon 

Wild Mercy: Living the Fierce and Tender Wisdom of the Women Mystics
Amazon 

Caravan of No Despair: A Memoir of Loss and Transformation
Amazon 

Saint John of the Cross: Devotions, Prayers and Living Wisdom
Amazon 

Saint Teresa of Avila: Passionate Mystic
Amazon 

Teresa of Avila: The Book of My Life
with Tessa Bielecki
Amazon 

God of Love: A Guide to the Heart of Judaism, Christianity and Islam
Amazon 

Mother of God Similar to Fire
with William Hart McNichols
Amazon 

Showings of Julian of Norwich: A New Translation
Amazon 

Saint Francis of Assisi: Brother of Creation
Amazon 

Unattended Sorrow: Recovering from Loss and Reviving the Heart
with Stephen Levine
Amazon 

Hildegard of Bingen: Devotions, Prayers and Living Wisdom
Amazon 

A Healing Space: Befriending Ourselves in Difficult Times
with Matt Licata
Amazon 

Books by Lama Surya Das

Buddha Standard Time: Awakening to the Infinite Possibilities of Now
Amazon 

The Snow Lion’s Turquoise Mane: Wisdom Tales from Tibet
Amazon 

Awakening the Buddha Within: Tibetan Wisdom for the Western World
Amazon 

Awakening to the Sacred: Creating a Personal Spiritual Life
Amazon 

Letting Go of the Person You Used to Be: Lessons on Change, Loss, and Spiritual Transformation
Amazon 

Awakening the Buddhist Heart: Integrating Love, Meaning, and Connection into Every Part of Your Life
Amazon 

Dzögchen Meditation Training: A Direct Path for Awakening to the Radiant Buddha Within
Amazon 

Make Me One with Everything: Buddhist Meditations to Awaken from the Illusion of Separation
Amazon 

The Big Questions: How to Find Your Own Answers to Life’s Essential Mysteries
Amazon 

Buddha is as Buddha Does: The 10 Original Practices for Enlightened Living
Amazon 

Awakening the Buddha Within
Amazon 

Natural Radiance: Awakening to Your Great Perfection
Amazon 

The Mind Is Mightier Than the Sword: Enlightening the Mind, Opening the Heart
Amazon 

The Yeti and the Jolly Lama: A Tale of Friendship
with Vivian Mineker
Amazon 

Books by David Nichtern

Awakening The Daydream: Reimagining The Buddha’s Wheel Of Life
Amazon

Other Titles

Mindfulness: A Practical Guide to Awakening
by Joseph Goldstein
Amazon 

The Art of Happiness: A Handbook for Living
by Dalai Lama and Howard C. Cutler
Amazon 

An Open Heart: Practicing Compassion in Everyday Life
by Dalai Lama
Amazon 

A Path Strewn With Flowers and Bones
by Tulku Sherdor
Amazon 

Emotional Intelligence: Why It Can Matter More Than IQ
by Daniel Goleman
Amazon

I Hold the Lion’s Paw
by Joan Suval
Amazon 

I and My Father Are One
by Rabboo Joshi
Neem Karoli Baba Ashram Puja Dukan

Prarthana Priti Prayers of Love
Neem Karoli Baba Ashram Puja Dukan