Books recommended by Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche
I also have a list of Recommended Books on Buddhism and a more general (and personal) book recommendation page.
If you happen to know of recommendations made by Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche, either of books, songs or movies, please collaborate and send me the appropriate references to email@example.com.
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1q84 (book 1)
Candy1“What an Amazing book. Every Buddhist teacher (specially Chinese Mahayana/Zen teachers) who wishes to propagate the dharma in the current time and environment should read this.” DJKR on Facebook.
Brave New World
The House of Spirits (português brasileiro)
Gabriel García Márquez2The book was mentioned, but Rinpoche may not have finished it.
Cem Anos de Solidão (português brasileiro)
Emily Bronte3The book was mentioned, but Rinpoche may not have finished it.
O Morro dos Ventos Uivantes
O Retrato de Dorian Gray (português brasileiro)
Feet of Clay - A study of gurus
The End of Faith
Politics and economy
Edward S. Herman, Noam Chomsky
Manufacturing Consent: The Political Economy of the Mass Media
A Sourcebook in Indian Philosophy
Aknowledgement to Mariel Hespanhol, who has sent me further references of books and movies she got while listening to Rinpoche’s teachings. A book reference was sent by William de Santa. This page is not affiliated to Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche and his organizations, for more information about this great teacher, check Siddharta's Intent.
1. ^ “What an Amazing book. Every Buddhist teacher (specially Chinese Mahayana/Zen teachers) who wishes to propagate the dharma in the current time and environment should read this.” DJKR on Facebook.
2. ^ The book was mentioned, but Rinpoche may not have finished it.
3. ^ The book was mentioned, but Rinpoche may not have finished it.
‘You’re my queen for ever and ever’: My search for goddess Dakini in Nepal in the age of #MeToo
In these times, what is the role of feminine energy, even one that is about 5000 years old?
Therapeutical bypass of Dharma
On the other extreme from spiritual bypass -- using your path as an excuse for not dealing with the commonsense practicalities of money and relationships -- lies therapeutical bypass. That is the idea that you need your life in order even before you think to start practicing the Dharma.
EPISODE SIX: On Memory and Elegance
Memories are not for enlightened beings. Enlightened beings don’t remember because, for them, there is no past. Past—and for that matter present and future—are for beings like us, who use the past as a reference and then expect and assume that the future…