Suggested Reading List

Some Recommendations

BEGINNING ZAZEN
Zen Meditation in Plain English (Buksbazen)
Taking the Path of Zen (Aitken)
Principles of Zen (Batchelor)
Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind (Suzuki)

NEXT STEPS
Opening the Hand of Thought (Uchiyama)
Living by Vow (Okumura)
If You're Lucky, Your Heart Will Break (Ford)
The Feeling Buddha (Brazier)

ORDINARY MIND IS THE WAY
Nothing Special (Beck)
Everyday Zen (Beck)
Start Where You Are (Chodron)
Ending the Pursuit of Happiness (Magid)

FINDING A TEACHER
The User's Guide to Spiritual Teachers (Edelstein)
Eyes Wide Open (Caplan)

INCLUSIVE COMMUNITY
Awakening Together (Yang)
The Way of Tenderness  (Manuel)

THE PRECEPTS
Waking Up To What You Do (Rizzeto)
The Mind of Clover (Aitken)
Wholehearted: Slow Down, Help Out, Wake Up (Ellison)
Being Upright (Anderson)

SHIKANTAZA
The Art of Just Sitting (Loori)
Cultivating the Empty Field (Leighton)

KOAN STUDY
Sitting with Koans (Loori, ed.)
Through Forests of Every Color (Sutherland)

THE BUDDHIST TRADITION
Buddha (Armstrong)
Zen Master WHO? (Ford)
Zen Women (Schireson)
China Root (Hinton)
The Hidden Lamp (Caplow & Moon)

DOGEN STUDIES
Realizing Genjokoan (Okumura)
The Dark Side of the Mirror (Brazier)
Dogen's Extensive Record (Dogen)
Instructions to the Cook (Glassman & Fields)
Moon In A Dewdrop (Tanahashi, ed.)

KOANS
The Gateless Barrier (Aitken)/The Gateless Gate (Yamada)
The Blue Cliff Record (Cleary)
The Book of Equanimity (Wick)