Resources for Practice

2022-2023 Buddhist Reading List

Aitken, Robert. The Gateless Barrier. North Point, 1991.

Allione, Tsultrim. Feeding Your Demons: Ancient Wisdom for Resolving Inner Conflict. Hay House, 2009.

Arai, Paula. Painting Enlightenment: Healing visions of the Heart Sutra—the Buddhist art of Iwasaki Tsuneo. Shambhala, 2019.

Baker, Nancy Mujo. Opening to Oneness: A practical and philosophical guide to the Zen precepts. Shambhala, 2023.

Baldoquín, Hilda Gutiérrez. Dharma, Color, and Culture: New Voices in Western Buddhism. Parallax Press, 2004.

Bastis, Madeline Ko-i. Peaceful Dwelling: Meditations for Healing and Living. Tuttle Pub., 2000.

Beck, Charlotte Joko, and Steve Smith. Everyday Zen: Love and Work. HarperOne, 2007.

Brach, Tara. Radical Acceptance. Bantam Books, 2014.

Chah, Achaan, et al. A Still Forest Pool: The Insight Meditation of Achaan Chah. Theosophical Publishing House, 2004.

Changchub, Gyalwa, and Namkhai Nyingpo. Lady of the Lotus-Born: The Life and Enlightenment OF Yeshe Tsogyal. Shambala Publications, 2002.

Chapman, Susan Gillis. The Five Keys to Mindful Communication: Using Deep Listening and Mindful Speech to Strengthen Relationships, Heal Conflicts, and Accomplish Your Goals. Shambhala, 2012.

Chodron, Pema. The Wisdom of No Escape. Random House USA, 2018.  Also: Start Where You Are; When Things Fall Apart, The Places That Scare You, No Time To Lose; Comfortable With Uncertainty: 108 Teachings. Practicing Peace In Times Of War

Chowang, Orgyen. Our Pristine Mind: A practical guide to unconditional happiness. Shambhala, 2016.

Cleary, Christopher. Swampland Flowers: Letters and Lectures of Zen Master Ta Hui. Grove Press, 1977.

Cleary, Thomas. Book of Serenity: One Hundred Zen Dialogues. Shambhala, 2005.

Cleary, Thomas. The Flower Ornament Scripture: A Translation of the Avatamsaka Sutra Shambhala, 1993.

Conze, Edward.(trans.) The Perfection of Wisdom. Grey Fox Press, 2001.

Dalai Lama. A Flash of Lightning in the Dark of Night: A Guide to the Bodhisattva’s Way of Life. Shambhala, 1994.

Das, Surya. Awakening the Buddha Within. Bantam, 2013.

Dobisz, Jane. The Wisdom of Solitude: A Zen Retreat in the Woods. Harper SanFrancisco, 2004.

Dogen, Eihei. Beyond Thinking: A Guide to Zen Meditation. Shambhala, 2004.

Eppsteiner, Fred. The Path of Compassion: Writings on Socially Engaged Buddhism. Parallax Press and the Buddhist Peace Fellowship, 1988.

Ghosananda, Maha. Step by Step. Parallax Press, 1991.

Giles, Cheryl A., and Willa B. Miller. The Arts of Contemplative Care Pioneering Voices in Buddhist Chaplaincy and Pastoral Work. Wisdom Publications, 2012.

Goldstein, J. (2002). One dharma: The emerging Western Buddhism. San Francisco, CA: HarperSanFrancisco.

Haas, Michaela. Dakini Power. Shambhala Publications Inc, 2013.

Hanh, Nhat. Awakening of the Heart: Essential Buddhist sutras and commentaries. Parallax Press, 2011.

Hạnh, Nhất. Breathe, You Are Alive!: Sutra on the Full Awareness of Breathing. 2010.

Hạnh, Nhất. The Heart of the Buddha’s Teaching: Transforming Suffering into Peace, Joy & Liberation: The Four Noble Truths, the Noble Eightfold Path, and Other Basic Buddhist Teachings. Harmony Books, 2015.

Han-shan, and Burton Watson. Cold Mountain: 100 Poems by the T’ang Poet Han-Shan. Columbia University Press, 1970.

Heine, Steven. Dogen and the Koan Tradition: A Tale of Two Shobogenzo Texts. SUNY, 1993.

Heine, Steven. Did Dogen Go to China?: What He Wrote and When He Wrote It. Oxford, 2006.

Heine, Steven and Wright, Dale (ed.) Zen Ritual: Studies of Zen Buddhist Theory in Practice. Oxford, 2007.

Heine, Steven and Wright, Dale (ed). The Koan: Texts and Contexts in Zen Buddhism. Oxford, 2000.

Holocek, Andrew. Preparing to Die. Snow Lion, 2013.

Kabat-Zinn, Jon. Full Catastrophe Living: Using the Wisdom of Your Body and Mind to Face Stress, Pain, and Illness. Pub. by Dell Pub., a Division of Bantam Doubleday Dell Pub. Group, 1991.

Kabat-Zinn, Jon. Wherever You Go, There You Are: Mindfulness Meditation for Everyday Life. Piatkus, 2016.

Kaza, Stephanie. Mindfully Green. Shambhala, 2008.

Kaza & K. Kraft (Eds.) Dharma rain: Sources of Buddhist environmentalism (pp. 346-352). Boston, MA: Shambhala, 2000.

Kim, Sumi Loundon.  The Buddha’s Apprentices: More Voices of Young Buddhists. Wisdom Publications, 2005.

Kornfield, Jack. A Lamp in the Darkness: Illuminating the Path Through Difficult Times. Sounds True, 2011.

Kornfield, Jack. A Path With Heart. Bantam Books, 1993.

Kornfield, Jack. After the Ecstasy, the Laundry. Bantam, 2000.

Kornfield, Jack. Bringing Home The Dharma: Awakening Right Where You Are. Shambhala, 2011.

Kornfield, Jack. The Wise Heart: Buddhist Psychology for the West. Rider, 2008.

Kwong, Jakusho. No Beginning, No End: The Intimate Heart of Zen. Shambhala, 2010.

Larkin, Geri. First You Shave Your Head. Celestial Arts, 2001.

Larkin, Geri. The Still Point Dhammapada: Living the Buddha’s Essential Teachings. HarperCollins , 2003.

Loundon, Sumi, and Jack Kornfield. Blue Jean Buddha : Voices of Young Buddhists. Wisdom Publications, 2001.

Luisi, Pier. Mind and Life: Discussions with the Dalai Lama on the Nature of Reality. Columbia University Press, 2010.

Manuel, Zenju Earthlynn. The Shamanic Bones of Zen. Shambhala, 2022.

Mcrae, John. Seeing through Zen: Encounter, Transformation, and Genealogy in Chinese Chan Buddhism . University of California, 2004.

Padma, Ji Hyang. Field of Blessings: Ritual & Consciousness in the Work of Buddhist Healers. Mantra Books, 2021.

Padma, Ji Hyang. Living the Season: Zen Practice for Transformative Times. Quest Books, Theosophical Publishing House, 2013.

Pine, Red. The Clouds Should Know Me By Now: Buddhist Poet Monks of China. Wisdom Publications, 1998.

Pine, Red. The Collected Songs of Cold Mountain. Copper Canyon Press, 2000.

Pine, Red. The Heart Sutra. Counterpoint, 2005.

Pine, Red. The Diamond Sutra.

Pine, Red. The Lankavatara Sutra: Translation and Commentary. Counterpoint, 2013.

Pine, Red. The Platform Sutra: The Zen Teaching of Hui-Neng. Counterpoint, 2008.

Pine, Red. The Zen Teaching of Bodhidharma. North Point Press, 1999.

Piyananda, Bhante Walpola. Saffron Days in L.A.: Tales of a Buddhist Monk in America. Shambhala, 2001.

Piyananda, Bhante Walpola. The Bodhi Tree Grows in L.A.: Tales of a Buddhist Monk in America. Shambhala, 2008.

Porter, Bill. Road to Heaven: Encounters with Chinese Hermits. Counterpoint, 2009.

Pueblo, Yung. Lighter. Random House, 2022.

Reps, Paul, and Nyogen Senzaki. Zen Flesh, Zen Bones: A Collection of Zen and Pre-Zen Writings. Caramna Corporation, 2019.

Rinpoche, Khentrul Lodro Thaye. The Power of Mind: A Tibetan monk’s guide to finding freedom in every challenge. Shambhala, 2022.

Rinpoche, T. W., & Wangyal, T. (2002). Healing with form, energy and light: The five elements in Tibetan shamanism, tantra, and dzogchen. Boston, MA: Snow Lion Publications.

Rinpoche, T. W. (2011). Awakening the sacred body (M. Vaughn, Ed.). New York, NY: Hay House.

Rizzetto, Diane Eshin. Waking Up to What You Do: A Zen Practice for Meeting Every Situation with Intelligence and Compassion. Shambhala, 2006.

Sahn, Seung, and Stephen Mitchell. Dropping Ashes on the Buddha: The Teachings of Zen Master Seung Sahn. Grove Press, 1994.

Sahn, Seung. Only Don’t Know: Selected Teaching Letters of Zen Master Seung Sahn. Shambhala, 1999.

Sahn, Seung. The Compass of Zen. Shambhala, 1997.

Sahn, Seung. The Whole World Is a Single Flower: 365 Kong-Ans for Everyday Life. Tuttle Pu, 1992.

Suzuki, Shunryu, and Edward Espe Brown. Not Always So: Practicing the True Spirit of Zen. HarperOne, 2009.

Suzuki, Shunryu. Zen Mind, Beginner’s Mind. Shambhala, 2020.

Rinpoche, Tsoknyi. Carefree Dignity: Discourses on Training in the Nature of Mind. Rangjung Yeshe Publication, 2013.

Rinpoche, Tsoknyi. Open Heart, Open Mind: A Guide to Inner Transformation. Rider, 2012.

Ryokan, and Burton Watson. Ryokan: Zen Monk – Poet of Japan. Columbia University Press, 1992.

Tarrant, John. Bring Me the Rhinoceros: And Other Zen Koans That Will Save Your Life. Shambhala, 2008.

Thubten, Anam. Choosing Compassion. Shambhala, 2019.

Thurman, Robert A. F. Essential Tibetan Buddhism. HarperOne, 1996.

Trungpa Chögyam. Cutting Through Spiritual Materialism. Shambhala, 2002.

Walker, Trent. Until Nirvana’s Time: Buddhist songs from Cambodia. Shambhala, 2022

Watson, Burton (trans). The Lotus Sutra. Columbia University, 1993.

Welwood, John. Ordinary Magic: Everyday Life as Spiritual Path. Shambhala, 1992.

Wick, Gerry Shishin. The Book of Equanimity: Illuminating Classic Zen Koans. Wisdom. 2005.

Willis, Jan. Dreaming Me: Black, Baptist, and Buddhist ― One Woman’s Spiritual Journey. Wisdom Publications, 2008.

Willis, Janice D. Feminine Ground: Essays on Women and Tibet. Snow Lion, 1987.

 

 

 

 

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