My Grandmother's Hands: Racialized Trauma and the Pathway to Mending Our Hearts and Bodies Be the Refuge: Raising the Voices of Asian American Buddhists Be the Refuge: Raising the Voices of Asian American Buddhists Being Black: Zen and the Art of Living with Fearlessness and Grace Cultural Humility in Art Therapy: Applications for Practice, Research, Social Justice, Self-Care, and Pedagogy An Indigenous Peoples' History of the United States Nobody Knows My Name
The Elegance of the Hedgehog Mediocre: The Dangerous Legacy of White Male America In the Footsteps of Bodhisattvas: Buddhist Teachings on the Essence of Meditation The Gender Knot: Unraveling Our Patriarchal Legacy Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents Brief Encounters with Che Guevara: Stories Nice Racism: How Progressive White People Perpetuate Racial Harm
Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teachings of Plants A Bigger Sky: Awakening a Fierce Feminine Buddhism The Nickel Boys Fierce Self-Compassion: How Women Can Harness Kindness to Speak Up, Claim Their Power, and Thrive Black and Buddhist: What Buddhism Can Teach Us about Race, Resilience, Transformation, and Freedom A Bigger Sky: Awakening a Fierce Feminine Buddhism Dharma Matters: Women, Race, and Tantra
Helping People Change: Coaching with Compassion for Lifelong Learning and Growth Being Black: Zen and the Art of Living with Fearlessness and Grace Love and Rage: The Path of Liberation Through Anger Healing with Nature: Mindfulness and Somatic Practices to Heal from Trauma Homegoing Decolonizing Trauma Work: Indigenous Stories and Strategies Buddha's Daughters: Teachings from Women Who Are Shaping Buddhism in the West

Nalanda Institute Community 2021 Summer Book List

Nalanda Institute Community 2021 Summer Book List

By Nalanda Institute
Being Black: Zen and the Art of Living with Fearlessness and Grace

Being Black: Zen and the Art of Living with Fearlessness and Grace

Angel Kyodo Williams

$16.00 $14.88

Chantelle Brown is reading this classic by Rev. angel Kyodo williams this summer.

Be the Refuge: Raising the Voices of Asian American Buddhists

Be the Refuge: Raising the Voices of Asian American Buddhists

Chenxing Han

$17.95 $16.69

This book spotlights Asian American Buddhists and is suggested by Anita Anadan.

A Bigger Sky: Awakening a Fierce Feminine Buddhism

A Bigger Sky: Awakening a Fierce Feminine Buddhism

Pamela Weiss

$17.95 $16.69

Vanessa ÁineLeigh Kelly raves, “This was fantastic!”

Black and Buddhist: What Buddhism Can Teach Us about Race, Resilience, Transformation, and Freedom

Black and Buddhist: What Buddhism Can Teach Us about Race, Resilience, Transformation, and Freedom

$19.95 $18.55

Chantelle Brown recommends that you add this important anthology to your summer reading list.

Brief Encounters with Che Guevara: Stories

Brief Encounters with Che Guevara: Stories

Ben Fountain

$19.99 $18.59

Ben Fountain's prize-winning, debut short story collection is recommended by Dan Donohue if you are looking for a bit of humor.

Buddha's Daughters: Teachings from Women Who Are Shaping Buddhism in the West

Buddha's Daughters: Teachings from Women Who Are Shaping Buddhism in the West

Andrea Miller

$19.95 $18.55

Vanessa ÁineLeigh Kelly exclaims, “This is a great book to return back to over and over again!”

Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teachings of Plants

Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teachings of Plants

Robin Wall Kimmerer

$20.00 $18.60

This bestseller is suggested by Marianne Gunther.

Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents

Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents

Isabel Wilkerson

$32.00 $29.76

Fiona Brandon suggests Pulitzer Prize-winning Isabel Wilkerson’s bestselling book.

Cultural Humility in Art Therapy: Applications for Practice, Research, Social Justice, Self-Care, and Pedagogy

Cultural Humility in Art Therapy: Applications for Practice, Research, Social Justice, Self-Care, and Pedagogy

Louvenia Jackson

$37.89

Marianne Gunther recommends this book that is relevant to her profession. But, she says “it easily relates to everyone’s profession.”

Decolonizing Trauma Work: Indigenous Stories and Strategies

Decolonizing Trauma Work: Indigenous Stories and Strategies

Renee Linklater

$30.00

Rene Linklater’s book is one of the first books of its kind. It explores healing and wellness in indigenous communities and is recommended by Rahshaana Green.

Dharma Matters: Women, Race, and Tantra

Dharma Matters: Women, Race, and Tantra

Jan Willis

$29.95 $27.85

Anita Anadan suggests Jan Willis’s latest book of essays. It is also required reading for the Contemplative Psychotherapy Program’s Compassion Year.

The Elegance of the Hedgehog

The Elegance of the Hedgehog

Muriel Barbery

$18.00 $16.74

Dan Donohue suggests Muriel Barbery’s bestselling novel for some lighter summer fare.

Fierce Self-Compassion: How Women Can Harness Kindness to Speak Up, Claim Their Power, and Thrive

Fierce Self-Compassion: How Women Can Harness Kindness to Speak Up, Claim Their Power, and Thrive

Kristin Neff

$32.50 $30.23

Vanessa ÁineLeigh Kelly says she is just about to dive into Kristen Neff’s new book on self-compassion.

The Gender Knot: Unraveling Our Patriarchal Legacy

The Gender Knot: Unraveling Our Patriarchal Legacy

Allan Johnson

$30.95

“I suggest people look at this book we’re using in my dismantling patriarchy group. It’s a great read,” says Joe Loizzo.

Healing with Nature: Mindfulness and Somatic Practices to Heal from Trauma

Healing with Nature: Mindfulness and Somatic Practices to Heal from Trauma

Rochelle Calvert

$18.95 $17.62

Vanessa ÁineLeigh Kelly suggests this book by “a fellow Awake in the Wild teacher and meditator.”

Helping People Change: Coaching with Compassion for Lifelong Learning and Growth

Helping People Change: Coaching with Compassion for Lifelong Learning and Growth

Melvin L Smith, Richard Boyatzis, et al.

$32.00 $29.76

Kiersta Gostnell suggests this practical book saying that although it is “not Buddhist focused its emphasis on compassion-based approach is a connection.”

Homegoing

Homegoing

Yaa Gyasi

$18.00 $16.74

This PEN/Hemingway award winner, is one of “two incredible novels exploring, among other things, the history of race in the United States and elsewhere,” suggested by Kiersta Gostnell.

In the Footsteps of Bodhisattvas: Buddhist Teachings on the Essence of Meditation

In the Footsteps of Bodhisattvas: Buddhist Teachings on the Essence of Meditation

Phakchok Rinpoche

$17.95 $16.69

“This one is straight-up Buddhism. I absolutely loved it” according to Heather Shaw.

An Indigenous Peoples' History of the United States

An Indigenous Peoples' History of the United States

Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz

$17.95 $16.69

Chantelle Brown is listening to the audiobook of this American Book Award winner.

Love and Rage: The Path of Liberation Through Anger

Love and Rage: The Path of Liberation Through Anger

Lama Rod Owens

$17.95 $16.69

“And of course Love & Rage,” says Heather Shaw. It is also required reading for the Contemplative Psychotherapy Program’s Compassion Year.

Mediocre: The Dangerous Legacy of White Male America

Mediocre: The Dangerous Legacy of White Male America

Ijeoma Oluo

$28.00 $26.04

Rahshaana Green suggests this bestseller that explores the consequences of white male supremacy on women, people of color, and white men themselves.

My Grandmother's Hands: Racialized Trauma and the Pathway to Mending Our Hearts and Bodies

My Grandmother's Hands: Racialized Trauma and the Pathway to Mending Our Hearts and Bodies

Resmaa Menakem

$17.95 $16.69

Marianne Gunther is looking forward to finishing Resmaa Menakem’s bestselling book. It is also a recommended book for the Contemplative Psychotherapy Program’s Compassion Year.

Nice Racism: How Progressive White People Perpetuate Racial Harm

Nice Racism: How Progressive White People Perpetuate Racial Harm

Robin Diangelo

$24.95 $23.20

Robin Diangelo’s just-published book is suggested by Doris Chang.

The Nickel Boys

The Nickel Boys

Colson Whitehead

$16.00 $14.88

Tom Damrauer says, “This is one of the few novels on my to-read list. Hopefully, I can get to Colson Whitehead’s Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award book this summer.”

Nobody Knows My Name

Nobody Knows My Name

James Baldwin

$16.00 $14.88

Kristen Rae Stevens is taking a deep dive into James Baldwin this summer.