Recommended Reading


Steven Heine:Dogen and the Koan Tradition
Existential and Ontological Dimensions of time in Heidegger and Dogen
The Zen Poetry of Dogen
Did Dogen go to China?
Hee-Jin KimDogen Kigen Mystical Realist
Francis CookHow to Raise an Ox
Sounds of Valley Streams
Shohaku OkumuraRealising Genjokoan
Jean StambaughImpermanence is Buddha Nature


Gudo NishijimaTo meet the Real Dragon
Brad WarnerHardcore Zen
Kosho UchiyamaOpening the Hand of Thought
Michael WashburnThe Ego and The Dynamic Ground
David LoyLack and Transcendence
Reb AndersonBeing Upright: Zen meditation and the Bodhisattva precepts
Charlotte Joko BeckEveryday Zen
Shunryu SuzukiZen Mind Beginner’s Mind
Stephen BatchelorThe Awakening of the West
Hubert BenoitThe Supreme Doctrine
Bernie GlassmanBearing Witness

Zen in China

Bill PorterZen Baggage
Road to Heaven. Encounters with Chinese Hermits
Early Ch’an in China and TibetLewis Lancaster and Whalen Lai [editors]
Heinrich Dumoulin
Buddhism: A History [2 volumes]
John McCraeThe Northern School and the formation of Early Chan Buddhism
Seeing Through Zen. Encounter, Transformation and Genealogy in Chinese Chan Buddhism

Flower Garland Sutra

Francis CookHua Yen Buddhism

Lotus Sutra

Dan LeightonVisions of Awakening Space and Time

Diamond Sutra

Mu SoengThe Diamond Sutra – Transforming the Way we see the World
Bill Porter [Red Pine]The Diamond Sutra. The Perfection of Wisdom


Michael LuetchfordBetween Heaven and Earth
Jay GarfieldThe Fundamental Wisdom of the Middle Way
Nancy McCagneyNagarjuna and the Philosophy of Openness

Yogacara School

Tagawa Shun’eiLiving Yogacara