Buddha Shakyamuni (Wyl. sangs rgyas shakya thub pa) — the Indian prince Gautama Siddhartha, who reached enlightenment (and thus became a buddha) in the sixth century B.C., and who taught the spiritual path followed by millions all over the world, known today as Buddhism.
- Ashvaghosha, Buddhacharita (one of the most famous and inspiring accounts of Buddha's life)
- Dzongsar Jamyang Khyentse, What Makes You Not a Buddhist (Boston & London: Shambhala, 2007)
- Thich Nhat Hanh, Old Path White Clouds (Berkeley: Parallax Press, 1991)
- Tulku Thondup, Masters of Meditation and Miracles, edited by Harold Talbott (Boston: Shambhala, 1999), 'Shākyamuni Buddha'.