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  • The Little Zen Companionby David Schiller

    Workman Publishing Company 1994; US$ 8.95

    This book doesn't presume to define Zen, but instead to offer a taste of Zen's way of looking at the world: where the best moment is now, where things are what they seem to be, where we see with the refreshing directness of a child and not through eyes grown stale from routine. The sayings, poems, parables, stories and other words that follow... more...

  • The Life of the Buddhaby Bhikkhu Ñanamoli

    Pariyatti Publishing 2003; US$ 6.99

    Composed entirely of texts from the Pali canon, this unique biography presents the oldest authentic record of the Buddha?s life and revolutionary philosophy. The ancient texts are rendered here in a language marked by lucidity and dignity, and a framework of narrators and voices connect the canonical texts. Vivid recollections of his personal attendant... more...

  • Awakeningby Yogi Brahmasamhara

    Rockpool Publishing 2011; US$ 9.99

    A guided journey into authentic mediation—too often surrounded by myth and unwarranted mysticism—for novices and experienced meditators alike   There are many books on meditation, even books on how to speed up the process and learn to meditate in 15 minutes—the opposite of what meditation is trying to achieve. Here, Yogi Brahmasamhara teaches... more...

  • The Wholehearted Wayby Kosho Uchiyama Roshi; Shohaku Okumura; Taigen Dan Leighton

    Tuttle Publishing 2011; US$ 18.95

    The Wholehearted Way is a translation of Eihei Dogen's Bendowa, one of the primary texts on Zen practice. Transcending any particular school of Buddhism or religious belief, Dogen's profound and poetic writings are respected as a pinnacle of world spiritual literature. Bendowa, or A Talk on the Wholehearted Practice of the Way, was written... more...

  • Zen and the Waysby Trevor Leggett

    Tuttle Publishing 1989; US$ 12.95

    Expression of Zen inspiration in everyday activities such as writing or serving tea, and in knightly arts such as fencing, came to be highly regarded in Japanese tradition. In the end, some of them were practiced as spiritual training in themselves; they were then called " Ways." This book includes translations of some rare texts on Zen and the Ways.... more...

  • Dogen's Genjo Koanby Eihei Dogen; Nishiari Bokusan; Shohaku Okamura; Shunryu Suzuki; Uchiyama Kosho; Sojun Mel Weitsman; Kazuaki Tanahasi; Michael Wenger

    Counterpoint 2011; US$ 26.00

    One of the greatest religious practitioners and philosophers of the East, Eihei Dogen Zenji (1200–1253) is today thought of as the founder of the Soto school of Zen. A deep thinker and writer, he was deeply involved in monastic methods and in integrating Zen realization into daily life. At times The Shobogenzo was profoundly difficult, and he worked... more...

  • The Living Buddhaby Daisaku Ikeda; Burton Watson

    Middleway Press 2012; US$ 11.99

    An intimate portrayal of one of history's most important and obscure figures, the Buddha, this chronicle reveals him not as a mystic, but a warm and engaged human being that was very much the product of his turbulent times. This biographical account traces the path of Siddhartha Gautama as he walked away from the pleasure palace that had been his home... more...

  • Elegant Failureby Richard Shrobe

    Rodmell Press 2010; US$ 16.95

    A modern commentary on classic Zen stories of enlightenment and near-enlightenment more...

  • Good Citizensby Thich Nhat Hanh

    Parallax Press 2012; US$ 12.99

    In Good Citizens: Creating Enlightened Society , Thich Nhat Hanh lays out the foundation for an international solidarity movement based on a shared sense of compassion, mindful consumption, and right action. Following these principles, he believes, is the path to world peace. The book is based on our increased global interconnectedness and subsequent... more...

  • The Teachings of Master Wuzhuby Adamek L Wendi

    Columbia University Press 2011; US$ 26.99

    The Record of the Dharma-Jewel Through the Generations (Lidai fabao ji) is a little-known Chan/Zen Buddhist text of the eighth century, rediscovered in 1900. The text relayss a fascinating sectarian history of Buddhism refracted through the progressive philosophy of Bao Tang founder Chan Master Wuzhu (714–774). The Lidai fabao ji illustrates Master... more...