Texts/Talks

Talks

Recordings of recent talks by Diane Shoshin Fitzgerald, Sensei:

What is the Need for Practice? April 25, 2017 at http://worcesterzen.libsyn.com/

Every day is a good day.  March, 2017 at https://boundlesswayzen.org/dharma-talks/

Recordings of talks from recent Boundless Way Zen sesshins are available online at http://www.boundlesswayzen.org/recorded.htm

Suggested Reading List

BEGINNING ZAZEN

Zen Mind, Beginner’s Mind
Taking the Path of Zen
Zen Meditation in Plain English
Hardcore Zen
Principles of Zen

NEXT STEPS

The Book of Mu
Realizing Genjokoan
Opening the Hand of Thought
Living by Vow
Zen Master WHO?
If You’re Lucky, Your Heart Will Break
The Heart of Understanding
Heart of the Universe
Unlimiting Mind

ORDINARY MIND IS THE WAY

Saying Yes To Life (Even the Hard Parts)
This Truth Never Fails
Nothing Special: Living Zen (Charlotte Joko Beck)
Everyday Zen: Love and Work (Charlotte Joko Beck)
At Home in Muddy Water
Start Where You Are
Ending the Pursuit of Happiness

DEEPER STILL

The Art of Just Sitting
Sitting with Koans
Zen Women

THE PRECEPTS

Waking Up To What You Do
The Mind of Clover
Being Upright
Razor-Wire Dharma
The New Social Face of Buddhism
Money, Sex, War, Karma
Pavement (Jensen)

THE BUDDHIST TRADITION

Faces of Compassion
In the Buddha’s Words
Siddhartha (Hesse)
Buddha (Armstrong)
Buddhism of the Heart
Stories of the Lotus Sutra

HISTORIES OF ZEN

Heinrich Dumoulin, Zen Buddhism: A History (2 Volumes), MacMillan
Andy Ferguson, Zen’s Chinese Heritage: The Masters and Their Teachings, Wisdom Publications
Rick Fields, How the Swans Came to the Lake: A Narrative History of Buddhism in America, Shambhala

DOGEN STUDIES

Realizing Genjokoan: The Key to Dogen’s Shobogenzo
Dogen’s Extensive Record
How to Raise an Ox
Instructions to the Cook
Eihei Dogen: Mystical Realist
Moon In A Dewdrop

KOANS AND ANCIENT MASTERS

The Flowing Bridge
The Gateless Barrier (Aitken)
The Iron Flute
Zen Comments on the Mumonkan (Shibiyama)
The Book of Equanimity (Wick)
Mud and Water
The Unborn
Stefano Mui Barragato, Zen Light: Unconventional Commentaries on the Denkoroku, Tuttle
Thomas and J.C. Cleary, The Blue Cliff Record, Shambhala
Thomas Cleary, Book of Serenity, Lindisfarne
Francis Dojun Cook, The Record of Transmitting the Light
Florence Caplow,
Susan Moon,
The Hidden Lamp: Stories from Twenty-Five Centuries of Awakened Women

SUTRAS, SCHOOLS, AND TEACHERS: STUDIES

Edward Conze, Buddhist Wisdom: The Diamond Sutra and the Heart Sutra, Vintage
Francis Dojun Cook, How to Raise An Ox: Zen Practice as Taught in Master Dogen’s Shobogenzo, Wisdom Publications
Peter Haskel, Bankei Zen: Translations from the Record of Bankei, Grove
Mu Soeng, The Diamond Sutra: Transforming the Way We Perceive the World, Wisdom Publications

CONTEMPORARY ZEN TEACHERS

Robert Aitken, Mind of Clover, North Point
Robert Aitken, Encouraging Words: Zen Buddhist Teachings for Western Students, Pantheon
Roko Sherry Chayat, Subtle Sound: The Zen Teachings of Maurine Stuart, Shambhala
Ruben Habito, Healing Breath: Zen Spirituality for a Wounded Earth, Orbis
Roshi Philip Kapleau, The Three Pillars of Zen, Anchor Press
Taizan Maezumi and Bernie Glassman, On Zen Practice: Body, Breath, and Mind, Wisdom Publications
Isshu Miura and Ruth Fuller Sasaki, Zen Koan, Harcourt, Brace
Seung Sahn, Only Don’t Know: The Teaching Letters of Zen Master Seung Sahn, Shambhala
John Tarrant, The Light Inside the Dark: Zen, Soul, and the Spiritual Life, Harper Collins

OTHER BUDDHIST TEACHINGS

Stephen Batchelor, Buddhism Without Beliefs: A Contemporary Guide to Awakening, Riverhead
Sylvia Boorstein, It’s Easier Than You Think: The Buddhist Way to Happiness, Harper San Francisco
Pema Chodron, When Things Fall Apart, Shambhala
Marianne Dresser, Buddhist Women on the Edge: Contemporary Perspectives from the Western
Frontier, North Atlantic
Bernie Glassman, Bearing Witness: A Zen Master’s Lessons in Making Peace, Bell Tower
Bhante Henepola Gunaratana, Mindfulness in Plain English: Updated and Expanded Edition,
Wisdom Publications
Jack Kornfield, A Path With Heart: A Guide Through the Perils and Promises of Spiritual Life, Bantam
Joanna Macy, World as Lover, World as Self, Parralax
Larry Rosenberg, Breath by Breath: The Liberating Practice of Insight Meditation, Shambhala
Sharon Salzberg, Lovingkindess: The Revolutionary Art of Happiness, Shambhala

OTHER EXCELLENT BOOKS

Mindfulness Yoga
How to Be Sick
The Mindful Way Through Anxiety
Bad Dog! A Memoir of Love, Beauty, and Redemption in Dark Places
Novice to Master: An Ongoing Lesson in the Extent of My Own Stupidity,
Zen Flesh, Zen Bones
Food for the Heart
The Screwtape Letters
Living Zen, Loving God
Existential Psychotherapy (Yalom)
How to be Happy (Zopa)
When the Chocolate Runs Out
Soul Without Shame

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