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Reading List

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Why Buddhism is True Robert Wright
How to Change Your Mind Michael Polland
The Body Keeps the Score Bessel Van Der Kolk


Buddha for Beginners Stephen Asma
The Essential Rumi Coleman Barks
Zen for Beginners Judith Blackstone, Zoran Josipovic,
and Naomi Rosenblatt
The Zen Teaching of Huang Po: On the
Transmission of Mind
John E. Blofeld
Zen Therapy David Brazier
The Hidden Lamp: Stories from Twenty-Five
Centuries of Awakened Women
Zenshin Florence Caplow (Editor)
Reigetsu Susan Moon (Editor)
When Things Fall Apart Pema Chodron
The Sutra of Hui-Neng: Grand Master of Zen;
The Dhammapada  
Thomas Cleary
Awareness Anthony deMello
Moon in a Dewdrop : Writings of
Zen Master Dogen
Eihei Dogen
Buddhist Women on the Edge Marianne Dresser
Zen Buddhism a History, Vol. 1 & 2 Heinrich Dumoulin
The Yoga of Eating Charles Eisenstein
The Way of Zen Tenshin Fletcher
Zen Buddhism and Psychoanalysis Erich Fromm, D. T. Suzuki
and Richard De Martino
Daughters of Emptiness
(Poems of Chinese Buddhist Nuns)
Beata Grant
Buddhism, Plain and Simple Steve Hagen
Waking Up Sam Harris
Coming Home; Mother of the Buddhas
Lex Hixon
The Heart of Understanding;
The Heart of the Buddha's Teaching  
Thich Nhat Hanh
Light on Yoga B.K.S. Iyengar
Fire in the Belly Sam Kean
Path with Heart; After the Ecstasy, the Laundry Jack Kornfield
Sitting with Koans;The Heart of Being: Moral and
Ethical Teachings of Zen Buddhism;Riding the Ox Home         
John Daido Loori
The Language of Emotions Karla McLaren
Beyond Sanity and Madness Dennis Genpo Merzel
The Enlightened Heart; The Enlightened Mind
Stephen Mitchell
The Lankavatara Sutra: Translation and Commentary Red Pine
Introduction to Tibetan Buddhism John Powers
What the Buddha Taught Walpola Rahula
The Genius of Being Peter Ralston
Zen Training;Two Zen Classics Katsuki Sekida
Zen Women (Beyond Tea Ladies,
Iron Maidens and Macho Masters)
Grace Shireson
The Zen Commandments Dean Slyuter
Why Religion Matters Houston Smith
Introduction to Zen Buddhism; Zen Buddhism D.T. Suzuki
Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind Shunryu Suzuki
The Passion of the Western Mind Richard Tarnas
Women of the Way: Discovering
2,500 Years of Buddhist Wisdom
Sallie Tisdale
Cutting through Spiritual Materialism; Crazy Wisdom;
The Myth of Freedom     
Chogyam Trungpa
Essential Teachings of Zen Master Hakuin Norman Waddell
Paths Beyond Ego Roger Walsh and Frances Vaughan
Essential Spirituality Roger Walsh
Dhammapada: The Sayings of Buddha;
The Zen Teachings of Master Lin-Chi 
Burton Watson, I-Hsuan
Eye of Spirit; One Taste; No Boundary;
Integral Spirituality
Ken Wilber


Recommendations from Roshis and Priests

Fudo Myoo:
The Wise Heart by Jack Kornfield
Zen and the Art of Insight by Thomas Cleary
The Attention Revolution by B. Alan Wallace
The Sun of Wisdom by Khenpo Tsultrim Gyamtso

Tozan:
Zen, A Way of Life by Christmas Humphreys
The Record of Linji by Ruth Fuller Sasaki
The Zen Teaching of Bodhidharma by Red Pine
The Zen Koan by Ruth Fuller Sasaki
Zen Training by Katsuki Sekida

Kaijin:
Buddha by Karen Armstrong
Two Arrows Meeting in Mid-Air by John Daido Loori, Roshi
Everyday Zen by Charlotte Joko Beck
Dropping Ashes on the Buddha by Zen Master Seung Sahn and Stephen Mitchell

Reishin:
Zen Cancer Wisdom by Daju Suzanne Friedman
 
Vimala:
Essays in Zen Buddhism by D.T. Suzuki
How the Swans Came to the Lake by Rick Fields
What the Buddha Taught by Walpola Rahula
Zen Mind, Beginners Mind by Shunryu Suzuki

Taiso:
The Story of Chinese Zen by Nan Huai-Chin translated by Thomas Cleary
The Hoofprint of the Ox by Master Sheng Yen
Zen's Chinese Heritage by Andy Ferguson
Shobogenzo by Dogen (either the translation by Nishijima and Cross - in 4 vols, or Kazuaki Tanahashi - in 2 vols)

Doyo:
How to Raise an Ox by Francis Dojun Cook.
The Platform Sutra: The Zen Teaching of Huineng by  Red Pine.
The Path of Bodhidaharma: The Teachings of Shodo Harada by Priscilla Daichi Storandt
Unlocking the Zen Koan: A New Translation of the Zen Classic Wumenguam by Thomas Cleary

Daju:
Zen’s Chinese Heritage by Andy Ferguson
The Heart Sutra by Red Pine
Zen Keys by Thich Nhat Hanh
Mumonkan (Wumenguan) translation w/teishos (either Senzaki, Sekida or Yamakawa Sogen)

Jun Po:
Why Buddhism is True by Robert Wright
The Body Keeps the Score by Bessel Van Der Kolk
Sitting with Koans by John Daido Loori
How to Change Your Mind by Michael Polland
The Enlightened Heart by Stephen Mitchell
Essential Spirituality by Roger Walsh
Introduction to Zen Buddhism by  D.T. Suzuki
The Dhammapada by Thomas Cleary