There are no required readings for the course. There are, however, a large variety of philosophic and spiritual literature that serves as a basis for the class material. The school also runs a small lending library of relevant books brought in by students. Included below is a list of recommended texts.
Good Company (Sayings, Stories, Answers) – Shantanand Saraswati, Shankaracharya of Northern India. Element Books.
The Man Who Wanted to Meet God (Myths that Explain the Inexplicable) – Shantanand Saraswati, Shankaracharya of Northern India. Element Books.
The Power of Now – Eckhart Tolle
The New Earth – Eckhart Tolle
From Science to God – Peter Russel
Who You Are – Joseph Kloss
The Geeta (The Gospel of the Lord Shri Krishna) – Shri Purohit Swami, translator. Faber and Faber.
The Ten Principal Upanishads – Shri Purohit Swami and W. B. Yeats, translators. Faber and Faber.
The Perennial Philosophy – Aldous Huxley, Perennial Library/Harper & Row.
Holy Bible – King James Version
Plato: The Last Days of Socrates – Hugh Tredennick, translator. Penguin Classics.
The Sonnets – William Shakespeare
The Odyssey of Homer – E. V. Rieu, Rev. D. C. H. Rieu, translators. Penguin Classics.
The Spiritual Teaching of Ramana Maharshi – Forward by C. G. Jung. Shambhala Dragon Editions.
Tao Te Ching – Lao Tzu. Gia-Fu Feng and Jane English, translators. Vintage.
Dhammapada – Irving Babbitt, translator. New Directions Paperback.
The Prophet – Khalil Gibran. Alfred A. Knopf.
Meditations – Marcus Aurelius. Maxwell Stamforth, translator and editor. Penguin Classics.
Selected Essays, Lectures and Poems of Ralph Waldo Emerson – Robert E. Spiller, editor. Washington Square Press.
The Psychology of Man’s Possible Evolution – P. D. Ouspensky. Vintage.
Shadows in the Cave (Mapping the Conscious Universe) – Graham Dunstan Martin. Arkana.
Siddhartha – Hermann Hesse. New Directions.
Songs of Kabir – Rabindranath Tagore, translator. Samuel Weiser.
How Can I Help? (Stories and Reflections of Service) – Ram Dass and Paul Gorman. Alfred A. Knopf.
The Book of Secrets – Dr. Deepak Chopra – Harmony Books.