As many may know or simply may know and not care, my birthday just passed and I pampered myself with the purchase of a Sony eReader. In a desperate and delicate manner I quickly uploaded all of the random sutras and writings, books and essays, dirt and dust that were spread about across two laptops, a desktop and three flash drives to get all of my Dharma on one device.
I work at a library, do literacy tutoring, and am constantly reading something. I chose the Sony eReader partly for the reason that it supports many different formats and I can use it to download ebooks from my public library as well as organize my overflowing physical library. So while celebrating my choice I came across this from Shambhala Publications.
The twenty-two ebooks now available include the bestselling title, Smile at Fear, in which Trungpa draws on the Shambhala Buddhist teachings to offer us a vision of moving beyond fear to discover the innate bravery, trust, and delight in life that lies at the core of our being. He explains how we can each become a spiritual warrior: a person who faces each moment of life with openness and fearlessness. See his author page on the Open Road website for more information: www.openroadmedia.com/author_trungpa.html
Ebooks available from Amazon.com, the Apple iBookstore, Barnesandnoble.com, and the Sony Reader Store: Born in Tibet, Crazy Wisdom, Cutting Through Spiritual Materialism, First Thought, Best Thought, Great Eastern Sun, Journey Without a Goal, Mudra: Early Songs and Poems, Ocean of Dharma, Shambhala: The Sacred Path of the Warrior, Smile at Fear, The Essential Chögyam Trungpa, The Lion’s Roar, The Myth of Freedom, The Path is the Goal, The Sanity We Are Born With, The Truth of Suffering, Tibetan Book of the Dead, Training the Mind, Transcending Madness, True Perception, Chögyam Trungpa: His Life and Vision by Fabrice Midal, Dragon Thunder: My Life with Chögyam Trungpa by Diana Mukpo
I also noticed that on “Access to Insight: Purveyers of fine Theravadan Dharma since 1993”, they have several books ready for download in the ePub format. Check them out here. Very awesome and free.
Check out Buddha Torrents for some links to downloads…but shhhhh…you bend a precept slightly while doing it. I own my karma and I own several downloads from them…I am good with that.
UrbanDharma also has a nice selection of eBooks for download. Many are from that Theravadan rock-star Thanissaro Bhikkhu.
If you have any other resources for free buddhist ebooks, please leave them in the comments and I will include them in the list.