Reading material


Yamada Koun Roshi
  • Zen: The Authentic Gate (2015) Wisdom Publications
  • The Gateless Gate (latest edition by Wisdom Publishers)
  • Teisho on the Hekiganroku Koans (manuscript form so far)
  • Teisho on the Shoyoroku Koans (in process)
  • Shinjinmei (100 copies Oxford Zendo)
  • Shodoka (manuscript form)
  • Oxherding Pictures (manuscript form)
  • Hannya Shingyo Heart Sutra (in process)
Ruben Habito
  • Living Zen, Loving God (2004) Wisdom Publications
  • Healing Breath (available from the Dallas Zendo)
  • Ti Sarana (50 copies Oxford Zendo)
  • Buddhism (?) (to come out this spring 2003 and published by Orbis)
  • Four Vows of the Bodhisattva (in process)
Silvia Ostertag
  • Finding Silence and Living from It (2017) Oxford Zendo (Available at the Penticton Zen Center)
  • Living Silence (2014) Oxford Zendo
Robert Aitken
  • Choosing the Path of Zen (Orientation Talks)
  • The Mind of Clover (Buddhist ethics covering some the last book in our koan study)
  • The Gateless Barrier (Teisho~zo on the Mumonkan)
Shibayama Zenkei Roshi
  • The Gateless Barrier: Zen Comments on the Mumonkan
  • A Flower Doesn’t Talk (or; A Flower Doesn’t Speak?)
  • The Three Pillars of Zen (chosen by Koun Roshi & translated by his disciples) P. Kapleau
  • Besides Still Waters (Christians & Jews helped by Buddhism) Wisdom Publication
  • The Roaring Stream (a new Zen Reader) by Nelson Foster (Ecco Press 1996)
History of Zen: by Heinrick Dumoulin
  • Zen Buddhism; A History in 2 Volumes New York MacMillan Co 1988-1990
  • Zen Enlightenment; Origins and Meaning (New York Weatherhill 1979)
Also recommended
  • Zen and the Art of Archery by Eugene Herrigel
  • Zen Mind, Beginner’s Mind by Shunryu Suzuki
  • No Boundary by Ken Wilbur
Other Titles
  • Zen Teaching of Huang Po by John Blofeld
  • Miracle Mindfulness by Thich Nhat Hanh
  • Zen Spirit, Christian Spirit by Robert Kennedy, SJ
  • Zen and the Bible by Fr. J. Kakichi Kadowaki
  • The Practice of Zen Meditation by Hugo M. Enomiya-Lassalle
Sister Elaine MacInnes
  • Light Sitting in Light (click here for the “missing pages 60 and61“)
  • Zen Contemplation: A Bridge of Living Water
  • The Flowing Bridge: Guidance on Beginning Zen Koans