Recommended Reading



A Fire Runs Through All Things: Zen Koans for Facing the Climate Crisis     Murphy, Susan

Upside-Down Zen     Murphy, Susan

The Red Thread       Murphy, Susan

Minding the Earth, Mending the World     Murphy, Susan

The Still Point: A Beginners Guide to Zen Meditation   Loori, John Daido

The Beginner’s Guide to Zen Buddhism   Smith, Jean

The Empty Mirror   van de Wetering, Janwillem

Novice to Master  (An ongoing lesson in the extent of my own stupidity)   Soko, Morinaga

Waking Up: a week inside a Zen monastery   Maguire, Jack

What more do you Want?: Zen Questions, Zen Answers   Low, Albert

Happiness: A Guide to Developing Life’s Most Important Skill   Ricard, Matthieu

Everyday Zen   Beck, Charlotte Joko

Meetings with Remarkable Women   Friedman, Lenore

Nine Headed Dragon River     Matthiesson, Peter

Street Zen: the Life and Work of Issan Dorsey     Schneider, David

Taking the Path of Zen     Aitken, Robert

Zen Mind Beginners Mind     Suzuki, Shunryu

Appreciate your life: the essence of Zen Practice     Maezumi, Taizan

On Zen Practice: Body, Breath, Mind     Maezumi,Taisan and Bernard Glassman

Infinite Circle (Teachings in Zen)     Glassman, Bernie

What the Buddha Taught     Rahula, Walpola

Zen’s Chinese Heritage: The masters and their Teachings     Ferguson, Andy

The Roaring Stream: A new Zen Reader     Foster, Nelson and Jack Shoemaker eds

The Zen Teaching of Bodhidharma     Pine, Red trans.

The Diamond Sutra     Pine, Red

The Heart Sutra           Pine, Red

The Sutra of Hui-Neng (With Hui-Neng’s Commentary on the Diamond Sutra)     Cleary, Thomas trans.

The Unborn: The Life and Teachings of Zen Master Bankei     Waddell, Norman, trans

The Places That Scare You: A Guide to Fearlessness in Difficult Times     Chodron, Pema

No Time to Lose (The Way of the Bodhisattva)     Chodron, Pema

The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying     Sogyal, Rinpoche

Zen Arts

Haiku     Blyth,R.H.

Zen in English Literature     Blyth,R.H.

The Narrow Road to the Deep North     Matsuo Basho

The Zen Works of Stonehouse (Poems and Talks of a 14th cent. Chinese hermit)     Pine, Red trans.

The Collected Songs of Cold Mountain (Han Shan)     Pine, Red trans.

One Robe, One Bowl (the Zen Poetry of Ryokan)     Stevens, John trans.

A Tale for the Time Being (Novel)     Ozeki, Ruth

One Continuous Mistake (Four Noble truths for Writers)     Sher, Gail

Writing Down the Bones     Goldberg, Natalie

Long Quiet Highway           Goldberg, Natalie

The Zen of Creativity          Loori, John Daido

Zen and Japanese Culture       Suzuki, D.T.

The Book of the Zen Grove (Phrases for Zen Practice)     Zenkei, Shibayama

Zen Seeing, Zen Drawing: meditation in action     Franck, Frederick

The Art of Zen: Paintings and Calligraphy by Japanese monks 1600     Addiss, Stephen

Sengai: the Zen of Ink and Paper     Suzuki, D.T.

Zen Buddhist Sites :

Honolulu Diamond Sangha: www.diamond

Zen Open Circle Sydney:

Melbourne Zen Group:

San Francisco Zen Centre:

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