Reading Recommendations for the Holidays

Keeping track with the teachings of the school, even when the term is over, is important. Here are some reading recommendations to keep you interested, occupied … and always learning. We asked school members and students to share their top three books

Roland Heuff

  • Conversations
  • As a Man Thinketh – James Allen
  • Now we are Six  – AA Milne.

“When I was One,
I had just begun.
When I was Two,
I was nearly new.
When I was Three
I was hardly me.
When I was Four,
I was not much more.
When I was Five, I was just alive.
But now I am Six, I’m as clever as clever,
So I think I’ll be six now for ever and ever.”

― A.A. Milne, Now We Are Six

Irene Klopper

  • Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand.
  • Jonathan Livingstone Seagull – Richard Bach
  • Kahlil Gibran’s books.

“If you don’t know, the thing to do is not to get scared, but to learn.”

Ayn Rand, Atlas Shrugged



Sylvie Kimmerling

  • Jonathan Livingstone Seagull – Richard Bach
  • The Little Prince – Antoine de Saint-Exupéry,
  • The Power of Now – Eckhart Tolle
  • A Course in Miracles Helen Schucman


Salona Singh

  • World within the Mind- Hari Prasad Shastri
  • Living with the Himalayan Masters -Swami Rama
  • I Am That -Sri Narsargadatta Maharaj

“I will tell you how I grew up and how I was trained, about the great sages with whom I lived and what they taught me, not through lectures and books but through experiences.”- Swami Rama


Herendra Ramwatr

  • Johnathan Livingstone Seagull – Richard Bach
  • Gospel of St Thomas
  • Man’s Search for Meaning – Viktor Frankl

Praveena Singh

  • Bhagavad Gita
  • Science of yoga
  • Gospel of St Thomas

“Whatever happened, happened for the good. Whatever is happening, is happening for the good. Whatever will happen, will also happen for the good.” Bhagavad Gita



Ginny Koumantarakis

  • Meditations of Marcus Aurelius
  • As a man thinketh – James Allen
  • The Way of Hermes -HermesTrismegistus

“The happiness of your life depends upon the quality of your thoughts.” ― Marcus Aurelius, Meditations

Peter Worman

  • The Autobiography of a Yogi – Paramahansa Yogananda
  • The Gospel of St Thomas
  • The Consolation of Philosophy – Boethius

“Live quietly in the moment and see the beauty of all before you. The future will take care of itself…”― Yogananda, Autobiography of a Yogi

Geraldine Somerset

  • The Art of War by Sun Tzu
  • Lessons from Critical Thinkers by Albert Rutherford
  • Tao te Ching by Lao Tzu

“Simplicity, patience, compassion.
These three are your greatest treasures.
Simple in actions and thoughts, you return to the source of being.
Patient with both friends and enemies,
you accord with the way things are.
Compassionate toward yourself,
you reconcile all beings in the world.”
― Lao Tzu, Tao Te Ching

Connie Howard

  • James Allen 21 books: Complete collection
  • The Science of Meditation:  Daniel Goleman and Richard Davidson
  • Rumi Selected Poems