Recommended Reading


Master Hsu Yun's Discourses and Dharma Words, Edited and translated by Charles Luk

Zen Mind, Beginners Mind,  by Shunryu Suzuki

Buddhism and Zen, by Nyogen Senzaki & Ruth Strout McCandless

Bankei Zen by Peter Haskel

The Way of Zen,  by  Alan Watts

The Tao of Zen by Ray Grigg

Upside Down Zen by Susan Murphy

Everyday Zen,  by Charlotte Joko Beck

Zen Practice

Principles of Zen, by Martine Batchelor

Meditation Without Guru's (a guide to the heart of practice), by Clark Strand



The Shobogenzo  by Dogen Zenji

Tranmission of the Lamp by Kaizan Jokin

The Zen Teaching of Master Lin-Chi, Translated by Burton Watson 

The Sutra of Hui Neng, Grandmaster of Zen translated by Thomas Cleary

The Zen Teaching of Bodhidharma translated by Red Pine


Heart of the Buddha's Teaching, by Thich Nhat Hanh

Wisdom of the Buddha (The Unabridged Dhammapada), Translated by F. Max Muller

What the Buddha Taught, by Walpola Rahula

Other Works

Tao Te Ching by Lao Tzu

The Gospel of Thomas


Recommended Viewing: 

Visual media which may be helpful to practice



Zen (2009 Japanese movie about the life of Dogen)

Enlightenment Guaranteed (German)


The Last Samurai

The Matrix

Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter . . . and Spring (Korean)

Zen Noir

TV Series and Specials

Shogun  (Original series with Richard Chamberlain)

Kung Fu  (David Caradine, Keye Luke and Philip Ahn)

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