Suggested Reading

These books, among others, are available in our library for reference.

However, only members are able to borrow books.

The Still Point: An Introduction to Zen Meditation
John Daido Loori
An excellent basic primer on the “technicals” of Zen practice

On Zen Practice
Taizan Maezumi and Bernie Glassman
Basic Zen teachings from Maezumi Roshi and other Zen teachers

Zen Mind, Beginner’s Mind
Shunryu Suzuki
A Zen classic, comprised of various talks given by Suzuki Roshi

Everyday Zen and Nothing Special
Charlotte Joko Beck
Zen in everyday life

Buddha
Karen Armstrong
An excellent book on the life of the Buddha

Buddhism Plain and Simple
by Steve Hagen
A classic primer on the simple, down to earth, practical wisdom and teachings of the Buddha.

Making Zen Your Own: Giving Life to Twelve Key Golden Age Ancestors
by Janet Jiryu Abels
Written by one of our teachers, this book illuminates basic Zen teaching through stories about Zen’s Chinese founding ancestors. For more information and an excerpt from this book, click here.

The Buddhist magazines:

Tricycle
Buddhadharma
Shambhala Sun