Ancient Forest Zen

Recommended Books on Zen


Zen Mind Beginner’s Mind, Shunryu Suzuki

You Have Something to Say Something, Dainin Katagiri

Returning to Silence, Dainin Katagiri

Opening the Hand of Thought, Uchiyama

Taking the Path of Zen, Robert Aitken

Zen Questions, by Taigen Leighton

Three Pillars of Zen, by Philip Kapleau

Being Upright, by Reb Anderson


Zen Flesh, Zen Bones, compliled by Paul Reps

The Zen Teaching of Bodhidharma, trans. Red Pine

The Diamond Sutra & Sutra of Hui-neng, A.F. Price & Wong Mou-lam

Zen’s Chinese Heritage, by Andy Ferguson

Cultivating the Empty Field: The Silent Illumination of Zen Master Hongzhi, translated by Taigen Leighton


Moon in a Dewdrop

A Primer of Soto Zen: Zuimonki, translated by Masunaga

Dogen Zen, translated by Shohaku Okumura

Extensive Record, translated by Taigen Leighton and Shohaku Okumura

The Wholehearted Way: A Translation of Eihei Dogen’s "Bendowa" with Commentary by Kosho Uchiyama Roshi, translated by Taigen Leighton and Shohaku Okumura

Treasury of the True Dharma Eye, translated by Kaz Tanahashi

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