Resources

Web Sites
Click on calendar and weekly classes. Monday night is a good beginning, especially if Jack Kornfield is teaching. He is one of the founders of Spirit Rock Meditation Center

Daylong retreats can also help your practice.

Contains a vast library of free dharma talks and articles by Gil Fronsdal and many other international and local teachers.

“A diverse community sharing wisdom teachings and social engagement.” Offers a variety of programs for a variety of groups in Oakland including

A terrific reference library of original Pali texts and articles by leading Buddhist scholars in English.

A quarterly newsletter for meditators from all Buddhist traditions and other spiritual paths. Engaging, entertaining and informative articles from the old masters and emerging voices. Each issue has a listing of sitting groups around the world, with a long list for the Bay Area.

Insight Meditation Society and Forest Refuge website

Theravada monastery in Northern California in the Thai Forest Tradition

www.rebeccadixon.org  Resources for Living Mindfully. Includes articles and information about Rebecca's Monday night sitting group in Oakland from 5:15 - 6:30 pm.


Books
What the Buddha Taught by Walpola Rahula is a good, solid introduction to Theravada Buddhism.

The Heart of Buddhist Meditation by Thera Nyanaponika is a good compliment to a steady practice.

Dhammapada translated by Gil Fronsdal (or any translation) is versified texts of talks by Buddha. 

An Introduction to Buddhist Ethics by Peter Harvey is a good introduction to Buddhist ideas. It includes application to the world we live in. You might find it somewhat academic.

Anger by Thich Nhat Hanh

The Experience of Insight by Joseph Goldstein

Seeking the Heart of Wisdom by Joseph Goldstein and Jack Kornfield

The Path with Heart by Jack Kornfield

Movies
Enlightenment Guaranteed a comedy directed by Doris Dörrie. (German with English subtitles) Two very different brothers travel to Japan to spend a month in a Zen monestary.

The Dhamma Brothers a project of bringing the Dhamma to a prison in South Carolina.

Zen Noir