There are many books and resources available to help bring an awareness of Zen and the Buddhadharma into your life. Reading and hearing about meditation practice and the Dharma can be instructive, motivating, and inspiring.

Our teachers recommend the following texts:

Seung Sahn: The Compass of Zen (Shambhala Dragon Editions)

Steve Hagen: Buddhism Plain and Simple (Reprint)

Thich Nhat Hanh: The Heart of the Buddha’s Teaching: Transforming Suffering into Peace, Joy, and Liberation

Shunryu Suzuki Rōshi: Zen Mind, Beginner’s Mind

Zen Master Jeong Ji (Anita Feng): Sid

Paul Reps: Zen Flesh Zen Bones: A Collection of Zen and Pre-Zen Writings