Here are the Buddhist teachers and books that have been most meaningul to me.
- Thich Nhat Hanh. especially The Miracle of Mindfulness
- Pema Chodron, especially Start Where You Are and The Pocket Pema Chodron
- Joseph Goldstein, especially Mindfulness: A Practical Guide to Awakening
- Another popular book is Buddhism With An Attitude by B. Alan Wallace
See also my document about reducing pain and suffering.