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Helpful readings:


​​Anderson, Reb. Being Upright: Zen Meditation and the Bodhisattva Precepts. Rodmell Press, Berkeley, 2001.

​Beck, Charlotte Joko. Everyday Zen: Love & Work, edited by Steve Smith.  Harper San Francisco, 1989.

​Beck, Charlotte Joko. Nothing Special: Living Zen, edited by Steve Smith.  Harper, San Francisco, 1993.

Carlson, Kyogen. You Are Still Here, edited by Sallie Jiko Tisdale. Shambala Publications, 2021.

Carney, Eido Frances, editor. Receiving the Marrow.Temple Ground Press, 2012.

Dogen. Nothing is Hidden. Essays on Zen Master Dogen’s Instructions for the Cook. Weatherhill, 2001.

Dogen. The Wholehearted Way, A Translation of Eihei Dogen’s Bendowa. Commentary by Kosho Uchiyama Roshi. Tuttle Publishing, 1997.

Fischer, Norman. The World Could Be Otherwise: Imagination and the Bodhisattva Path. Shambhala Press, 2019.

Gu, Guo. Silent Illumination. Shambhala Press, 2021.

Hagen, Steve. Buddhism Plain & Simple: The Practice of Being Aware, Right Now, Every Day. Broadway Books, 1997.

Katagiri, Dainin. The Light That Shines Through Infinity, edited by Andrea Martin. Shambhala Press, 2017.

Katagiri, Dainin. Returning to Silence: Zen Practice in Daily Life, edited by Yuko Conniff and Willa Hathaway. Shambhala, 1988.

Katagiri, Dainin. You have to say something: manifesting Zen insight, edited by Steve Hagen. Shambhala Press, 1998.

Kwong, Jakusho. No Beginning, No End: The Intimate Heart of Zen, edited by Peter Levin. Shambhala Publications, 2010.

Leighton, Taigen Dan. Zen Questions: Zazen, Dogen, and the Spirit of Creative Inquiry. Wisdom Publications, 2011.

Loori, John Daido. The Heart of Being. Dharma Communications, 2009.

Maezumi, Taizan. Appreciate Your Life. Shambhala Publications, 2001.

O’Brien, Barbara. The Circle of the Way: A Concise History of Zen. Shambhala Press, 2019.

Okumura, Shohaku. Living by Vow: A Practical Introduction to Eight Essential Zen Chants and Texts, edited by Dave Ellison. Wisdom Publications, 2012.

Okumura, Shohaku. The Mountains and Waters Sutra. Wisdom Publications, 2018.

Okumura, Shohaku. Realizing Genjokoan: The Key to Dogen’s Shobogenzo. Wisdom Publications, 2010.

Shundo, Aoyama. Zen Seeds: Reflections of a Female Priest, Translated by Patricia Dai-En Bennage. Kosei Publishing, Tokyo 1990.

Suzuki, Shunryu. Branching Streams Flow in the Darkness: Zen Talks on the Sandokai, edited by Mel Weitzman and Michael Wenger. University of California Press, 1999.

Suzuki, Shunryu. Not Always So: Practicing the true spirit of Zen, edited by Edward Espe Brown. Quill Publishing, 2002.

Suzuki, Shunryu. Zen Mind, Beginner’s Mind: Informal talks on Zen Meditation and Practice, edited by Trudy Dixon, Weatherhill, 1970.

Uchiyama, Kosho and Shohaku Okumura. The Zen Teaching of Homeless Kodo, edited by Molly Delight Whitehead.  Wisdom Publications, 2014.

Uchiyama, Kosho. Deepest Practice, Deepest Wisdom:  Three Fascicles form Shobogenzo with Commentaries, Translated by Daitsu Tom Wright and Shohaku Okumura.  Wisdom Publications, 2018.

Uchiyama, Kosho. How to Cook Your Life: From the Zen Kitchen to Enlightenment. Dogen’s classic Instructions for the Zen Cook. Shambhala, 2005.

Uchiyama, Kosho. Opening the Hand of Thought: Foundations of Zen Buddhist Practice, Translated and edited by DaitsuTom Wright, Jisho Warner, and Shohaku Okumura.  Wisdom Publications, 2004.

Wolfer, Jikyo Cheryl, editor. Seeds of Virtue, Seeds of Change: A Collection of Zen Teachings. Temple Ground Press, 2014.

Wolfer, Jikyo Cheryl, editor. The Eightfold Path. Temple Ground Press, 2016.

Zen Teachings in Challenging Times, Introduction by Patricia Dai-En Bennage.  Temple Ground Press, 2018.

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