recommended readings

Buddhism   Spirituality and Transformation   The Vietnam War   On Combat, War and Violence

Buddhism without Beliefs

by Stephen Batchelor


Turning the Wheel: Essays on Buddhism and Writing

by Charles Johnson


The Things They Carried: A Work of Fiction

by Tim O'Brien


Violence: Reflections on a National Epidemic

by James Gilligan


The Dhammapada

by Eknath Easwaran


The Cloud of Unknowing

by William Johnston, ed.


Achilles in Vietnam: Combat Trauma and the Undoing of Character

by Jonathan Shay


On Killing: The Psychological Cost of Learning to Kill in War and Society

by Dave Grossman


How the Swans Came to the Lake: A Narrative History of Buddhism in America

by Rick Fields


The Gnostic Gospels

by Elaine Pagels


A Bright Shining Lie: John Paul Vann and America in Vietnam

by Neil Sheehan


War is a Force That Gives Us Meaning

by Chris Hedges