Reading List



Recommended Readings on Buddhism

At the end of most sittings at the Zendo there is a reading from a book that enhances our understanding of the Buddhist path. We read from a variety of teachers in a variety of traditions. Below is a partial list of books we have read or read from at the Zendo over the past several years. We recommend them to you.

Complete Enlightenment — Master Sheng Yen

Everyday Zen: Love and Work — Charlotte Joko Beck

The Heart of the Buddha's Understanding — Thich Nhat Hanh

The Mind and the Way: Buddhist Reflections on Life — Ajahn Sumedho

The Mind of Clover — Robert Aitken

Not Always So: Practicing the True Spirit of Zen — Shunryu Suzuki Roshi

Nothing Special: Living Zen — Charlotte Joko Beck

Only a Great Rain — Master Hsing Yun

Ox Herding at Morgans Bay — Shi Fu Sheng Yen

Passing Through the Gateless Barrier: Koan Practice for Real Life - Guo Gu

The Sun My Heart — Thich Nhat Hanh

Total Liberation & Healing Breath — Ruben Habito

Wakeful — Subhuti Shibuya

When Things Fall Apart — Pema Chodron

The Wisdom of No Escape: And the Path of Loving Kindness — Pema Chödron

Zen for Americans — D.T. Suzuki

Zen Mind, Beginners Mind — Shunryu Suzuki Roshi


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