The Zen Experience (A Plume book)
by Thomas Hoover
(New American Library,1980)?The best history of Zen ever written.?Library Journal Beginning with Indian Buddhism and Chinese Taoism it shows Zen as it was created by the personalities, perceptions, and actions of its masters over the centuries.Gradual and sudden enlightenment, shock enlightenment, the koan, the migration of Zen to Japan...
ZEN. A Simple Path to More Happiness, More Tranquility, and Less Problems.
by Andrew Daley
This book is intended as an informal and easy to read overview of Zen principles and practice. It provides a useful introduction to Zen for people that have never had any previous experience of the subject matter, and it will provide a little something here and there for experienced Zen practitioners too, even if they are already very happy and very tranquil. The author's aim is to help people glide through life with maximum joy, and minimum fuss...
Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind
by Shunryu Suzuki
A respected Zen master in Japan and founder of the San Francisco Zen Center, Shunryu Suzuki has blazed a path in American Buddhism like few others...
Zen Prayers For Repairing Your Life
by Tai Sheridan Ph.D.
Tai Sheridan's 'Zen Prayers' addresses what is unsettled within you and cultivates integrity and virtue. Zen prayer includes intimacy with the ground of Being, making yourself whole through honest self-reflection, clarifying your deepest spiritual intentions, wishing for the welfare of the world, and affirming the essential goodness of people and life...
The Three Pillars of Zen: Teaching, Practice, and Enlightenment
by Philip Kapleau Roshi
Through explorations of the three pillars of Zen - teaching, practice, and enlightenment - Roshi Philip Kapleau presents a comprehensive overview of the history and discipline of Zen Buddhism. An established classic, this 35th anniversary edition features new illustrations and photographs, as well as a new afterword by Sensei Bodhin Kjolhede, who has succeeded Philip Kapleau as spiritual director of the Rochester Zen Center, one of the oldest and most influential Zen centers in the United States.
An Introduction to Zen Buddhism
by D. T. Suzuki
One of the world?s leading authorities on Zen Buddhism, D. T. Suzuki was the author of more than a hundred works on the subject in both Japanese and English, and was most instrumental in bringing the teachings of Zen Buddhism to the attention of the Western world...