~edited by Samuel Bercholz and Sherab Chödzin Kohn
Entering the Stream is a collection of modern and ancient writings and teachings that provide a good introduction to several of the major traditions in Buddhism. The book is divided into four parts. The first part is a brief biography of the Buddha and the beginning of Buddhism. The second part addresses the basic teachings of Buddhism, while the third and fourth parts investigate the Mahayana and Tantric traditions. It also includes a useful glossary. For the most part, the readings are very approachable and provide a wide range of essays and translations.
This book is also the companion reader to the film Little Buddha.