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.

Best Buddhist Writing 2006, Shambhala Publications (I'm Breathing, Are You - essay by Nancy Hathaway)

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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