Resource Library


Reading List

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


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:
The World We Have: A Buddhist Approach to Peace and Ecology by Thich Nhat Hahn
Awareness by Anthony deMello
Everyday Zen by Charlotte Joko Beck
Being with Dying: Cultivating Compassion and Fearlessness in the Presence of Death by Joan Halifax, Roshi

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:
The Enlightened Heart by Stephen Mitchell
Essential Spirituality by Roger Walsh
Introduction to Zen Buddhism by  D.T. Suzuki
The Dhammapada by Thomas Cleary