The Buddha’s Teachings: An Introduction by Thānissaro Bhikkhu
A short introduction to the basic concepts and values underlying Buddhist practice, with special attention to clearing up common misinterpretations about what the Buddha taught.
With Each & Every Breath: A Guide to Meditation by Thānissaro Bhikkhu
A breath meditation manual drawing on two sources: the Buddha’s own set of instructions on how to use the breath in training the mind, and Ajaan Lee Dhammadharo’s method of breath meditation — which builds on the Buddha’s instructions, explaining in detail many of the points that the Buddha left in condensed form.
Noble Strategy by Thānissaro Bhikkhu
A collection of essays recommended for new practitioners.
Refuge: An Introduction to the Buddha, Dhamma, & Sangha by Thānissaro Bhikkhu
A short introduction to the basic principles of Buddhism. Included are readings drawn from the earliest Buddhist texts and essays explaining aspects of the Triple Refuge that often provoke questions in those who are new to the Buddha’s teachings.
Awareness Itself by Ajaan Fuang Jotiko
A collection of teachings spanning the whole range of practice by Ajaan Lee’s principal student and Thānissaro Bhikkhu’s teacher.