Basic Buddhism & Zen

  • An Introduction to Zen Buddhism, D. T. Suzuki and Carl Jung
  • A Primer of Soto Zen, Reiho Masunaga
  • Buddhist Thought in India, Conze
  • Dhammapada, Ananda Maitreya
  • Meditation in Action, Chogyam Trungpa
  • Not Always So, Shunryu Suzuki and Edward Espe brown
  • The Heart of the Buddha’s Teaching, Thich Nhat Hanh
  • The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying, Sogyal Rinpoche
  • What the Buddha Taught, Walpola Rahula
  • Zen Mind Beginner’s Mind, Shunryu Suzuki 
  • How to Raise an Ox, Dogen, Francis Harold Cook, Taizan Maezumi Roshi
  • Zen Keys: A guide to Zen Practice, Thich Nhat Hanh


  • A Primer of Soto Zen, Dogen, Reiho Masunaga
  • Beyond Thinking: A Guide to Zen Meditation, Dogen, Kazuaki Tanahashi, Norman Fischer
  • Record of Things Heard, Dogen, Thomas F. Cleary
  • From the Zen Kitchen to Enlightenment: Refining Your Life, Dogen, Kosho Uchiyama, Tom Wright
  • The Wholehearted Way: A Translation of Eihei Dogen’s Bendowa, Kosho Uchiyama, Shohaku Okumura
  • Dogen’s Extensive Record: A Translation of the Eihei Koroku, Shohaku Okumura, Taigen Daniel Leighton
  • Dogen’s Formative Years in China, Takashi James Kodera
  • Enlightenment Unfolds: The Essential Teachings of Zen master Dogen, Kazuaki Tanahashi
  • Dogen’s Pure Standards for the Zen Community, Taigen Daniel Leighton and Shohaku Okumura
  • Moon in a Dewdrop, Dogen
  • Shobogenzo, Zen Essays, Dogen, Thomas F. Cleary

Shunryu Suzuki

  • Branches Streams Flow in the Darkness, Shunryu Suzuki, Mel Weitsman and Michael Wenger
  • Crooked Cucumber, David Chadwick
  • Not Always So, Shunryu Suzuki and Edward Espe Brown
  • Zen Mind Beginner’s Mind, Shunryu Suzuki

Women in Buddhism

Koan Collections

  • The Gateless Gate, The Classic Book of Zen Koans, Koun Yamada
  • The Record of Transmitting the Light: Zen Master Keizan’s Denkoroku, Francis Cook
  • Book of Serenity, Cleary
  • Blue Cliff Record, Cleary

Sutras (Various commentaries available)

  • Platform Sutra
  • Diamond Sutra
  • Heart Sutra
  • Avatamsaka Sutra
  • Lotus Sutra
  • Surangama Sutra
  • Vimalakirti Sutra

Other Authors

Pema Chodron

  • When Things Fall Apart
  • The Wisdom of No Escape
  • Perfect Just As You Are
  • No Time to Lose
  • The Places That Scare You
  • Start Where You Are

Thich Nhat Hanh

  • Anger: Wisdom for Cooling the Flames
  • Being Peace
  • Breathe, You Are Alive!  Sutra on the Full Awareness of Breathing
  • Living Buddha, Living Christ
  • Old Path White Clouds: Walking in the Footsteps of the Buddha
  • Peace Is Every Step:  The Path of Mindfulness in Everyday Life
  • Taming the Tiger Within:  Meditation on Transforming Difficult Emotions
  • The Heart of the Buddha’s Teaching: Transforming Suffering Into Peace, Joy & Liberation
  • Transformation and Healing: Sutra on the Four Establishments of Mindfulness
  • Transformation at the Base: Fifty Verses on the Nature of Consciousness

Jack Kornfield

  • A Path with Heart
  • After the Ecstasy, the Laundry
  • Living Dharma
  • Teachings of the Buddha
  • The Art of Forgiveness
  • The Wise Heart

Joseph Goldstein

  • Seeking the Heart of Wisdom
  • Insight Meditation
  • The Experience of Insight
  • The Path of Insight Meditation

Colleen Busch

  • Fire Monks

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