The Art of Solitude
New Haven: Yale University Press, 2020

(with Martine Batchelor) What is This? Ancient Questions for Modern Minds
Wellington, New Zealand: Tuwhiri Project Ltd, 2019

Secular Buddhism: Imagining the Dharma in an Uncertain World
New Haven: Yale University Press, 2017

After Buddhism: Rethinking the Dharma for a Secular Age
New Haven: Yale University Press, 2015

Confession of a Buddhist Atheist
New York: Spiegel & Grau, 2010

Living with the Devil: A Meditation on Good and Evil
New York: Riverhead Books, 2004

Verses from the Center: A Buddhist Vision of the Sublime
New York: Riverhead Books, 2000

Buddhism Without Beliefs: A Contemporary Guide to Awakening
New York: Riverhead Books, 1997 / London: Bloomsbury, 1998

The Awakening of the West: The Encounter of Buddhism and Western Culture
Brattleboro, Vermont: Echo Point Books & Media, 2011 (First published: London: HarperCollins/Aquarian / Berkeley: Parallax Press, 1994)

The Faith to Doubt: Glimpses of Buddhist Uncertainty.
Berkeley: Counterpoint, 2015 (First published: Berkeley: Parallax Press, 1990)

The Tibet Guide: Central & Western Tibet
Boston: Wisdom Publications, 1998 (First published: London: Wisdom Publications, 1987)

Alone with Others: An Existential Approach to Buddhism
New York: Grove Press, 1983


Geshe Rabten. The Mind and its Functions
Mont Pèlerin, Switzerland: Rabten Choeling,1991 (First published, Tharpa Choeling,1978)

Shantideva A Guide to the Bodhisattva’s Way of Life
Dharamsala, India: Library of Tibetan Works and Archives, 1979

Geshe Rabten Echoes of Voidness
London: Wisdom Publications, 1983

Geshe Rabten Song of the Profound View
London: Wisdom Publications, 1989


Kusan Sunim (Tr. Martine Batchelor) The Way of Korean Zen
Boston and London: Weatherhill, 2009 (First published in Tokyo, 1985)

(with Guy Claxton & Gay Watson) The Psychology of Awakening: Buddhism, Science & Our Day-to-Day Lives
London: Rider, 1999.