Suggested Readings


San Bo Beginners

Dokusan with Dogen, Barbara Verkuilen

Zen Mind, Beginner’s Mind, Shunryu Suzuki-roshi

The Kyosaku, selected essays, Soyu Matsuoka-roshi

Moku-Rai, Soyu Matsuoka-Roshi


Jukai Intermediate

The Heart of Being, John Daido Loori-roshi

Being Upright, Reb Anderson-roshi

The Heart of the Buddha’s Teachings, Thich Nhat Hanh

What the Buddha Taught, Walpola Rahula

Buddha, Karen Armstrong

At Hell’s Gate, Claude Anshin Thomas

The Mind of Clover: Essays in Zen Buddhist Ethics, Robert Aitkin

Cultivating the Empty Field, Trans by Taigen Dan Leighton

Living Zen, Harvey Daiho Hilbert-roshi


Disciples – Advanced

Zen is Eternal Life, Jiyo Kennett-roshi

Old Path, White Clouds, Thich Nhat Hanh

The Platform Sutra of the Sixth Patriarch, trans. by Yampolsky

Opening the Hand of Thought, Uchiyama-roshi

How to Cook Your Life, Uchiyama-roshi

The Wholehearted Way, Uchiyama-roshi

Realizing Genjokoan, Okumura-roshi

Instructions to the Cook, Glassman & Fields

The Wisdom Books: The Diamond Sutra and the Heart Sutra edited and translated by Edward Conze

Bearing Witness, Bernie Glassman

The Compass of Zen, Seung Sahn

The Eight Gates of Zen, John Daido Loori-roshi

Eloquent Silence, Nyogen Senzaki

Zen in Your Pocket, Harvey Daiho Hilbert-roshi


Shukke Advanced

The Zen Teachings of Bodhidharma, translated by Red Pine

Master Dogen’s Shobogenzo, volumes 1-4, trans. & edited by Gudo Nishijima

The Diamond Sutra, translated and commentary by Red Pine

The Heart Sutra, translated and commentary by Red Pine

The Platform Sutra, translated and commentary by Red Pine