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Zen Practice – Suggested Reading – Ocean Zendo

Suggested Reading List

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~  Recommended Reading  ~


  • Being Upright - Reb Anderson
  • The Heart of Being - John Daido Loori
  • Waking Up to What You Do - Diane Rizzetto


  • Infinite Circle - Bernie Glassman
  • Living by Vow - Shohaku Okumura
  • Bringing the Sacred to Life: The Daily Practice of Zen Ritual - John Daido Loori
  • Heart Sutra - Kaz Tanahashi
  • The Heart Sutra - Red Pine
  • Branching Streams Flow in the Darkness - Shunryu Suzuki


  • The Gateless Gate: The Classic Book of Zen Koans - Koun Yamada
  • Gateless Barrier: Zen Comments on the Mumonkan - Zenkai Shibayama
  • The Record of Transmitting the Light: Zen Master Keizan's Denkoroku - Francis H. Cook
  • Book of Serenity: One Hundred Zen Dialogues - Thomas Cleary
  • The Book of Equanimity: Illuminating Classic Zen Koans - Gerry Shishin Wick
  • The Blue Cliff Record - Thomas Cleary and J.C. Cleary
  • The Hidden Lamp: Stories from Twenty-Five Centuries of • Awakened Women • Zenshin Florence Caplow and Reigetsu - Susan Moon

Our teachers

  • Nine Headed Dragon River - Peter Matthiessen
  • Instructions to the Cook - Bernie Glassman
  • Bearing Witness - Bernie Glassman
  • Appreciate your Life - Taizan Maezumi
  • Teaching of the Great Mountain - Taizan Maezumi
  • Endless Vow - Soen Nakagawa
  • Treasury of the True Dharma Eye- Eihei Dogen, translated by Kaz Tanahashi

More Zen

  • Zen in Plain English - John Dishin Buksbazen (foreword by Peter Matthiessen).
  • Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind - Shunryu Suzuki
  • Trust in Mind - Mu Soeng
  • The Diamond Sutra - Red Pine
  • The Platform Sutra - Red Pine
  • Training in Compassion - Norman Fischer


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