Recommended Reading Lists

There is no required reading for any of the workshops I currently offer. However, many people find reading before or after a workshop helps inspire integration of what is experienced during a retreat into their daily life. Entering Construction Zone...

Big Sur
The Natural History of Big Sur by Paul Henson and Donald J. Usner
Hiking & Backpacking Big Sur by Analise Elliot
Big Sur and the Oranges of Hieronymus Bosch by Henry Miller
Big Sur by Jeff Norman, Big Sur Historical Society

Nature, Wilderness, and Ecopsychology
The Practice of the Wild by Gary Snyder
The Soul Unearthed by Cass Adams
Ecopsychology by Theodore Roszak, Gomes, Kanner
The Idea of Wilderness by Max Oelschlaeger
John Muir Nature's Visionary by Gretel Ehrilich

Poetry and Prose
New and Selected Poems, Volume One by Mary Oliver
New and Selected Poems, Volume Two by Mary Oliver
The Leaf & the Cloud by Mary Oliver
The Kabir Book by Robert Bly
News of the Universe by Robert Bly
River Flow: New & Selected Poems 1984-2007 by David Whyte
Everything Is Waiting for You by David Whyte
House of Belonging by David Whyte
Open Secret: Version of Rumi, translations by Coleman Barks

Meditation and Contemplative Practices
The Wise Heart
by Jack Kornfield
A Path with Heart by Jack Kornfield
Meditation for Beginners by Jack Kornfield
When Things Fall Apart by Pema Chödrön,
How to Meditate with Pema Chodron CD set
Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind by Shunryu Suzuki
Not Always So by Shunryu Suzuki edited by Edward Espe Brown
Zen Flesh, Zen Bones edited by Paul Reps