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    BOOK LIST - INPUT

    Hi All,

    I have been working for awhile, trying to put together a "Recommended Book List" (while trying to re-read as many of the titles as possible). I have not gotten as far in that as I would like, but here is the list so far. If anyone has any particular input, please drop me an email or post a message here ...

    If you have any suggestions, write me. I won't put anything on the list until I have read it however.

    Books marked with ** are suggested for beginners and experienced folks alike.

    TREELEAF READING LIST

    1- Opening the Hand of Thought by Kosho Uchiyama Roshi (2004 Edition) **
    2- From The Zen Kitchen To Enlightenment: Refining Your Life by Eihei Dogen; Kosho Uchiyama Roshi (Translator) **

    and

    Nothing Is Hidden : Essays on Zen Master Dogen's Instructions for the Cook by Shohaku Okumura Roshi **

    3- A Heart To Heart Chat On Buddhism With Old Master Gudo by Gudo Wafu Nishijima Roshi (Jundo Cohen, Translator) **
    4- The Wholehearted Way, A Commentary on Dogenís Bendowa by Kosho Uchiyama Roshi **
    5- What the Buddha Taught: Revised and Expanded Edition by Walpola Rahula **
    6- Buddhism Plain and Simple by Steve Hagen **
    7- Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind by Shunryu Suzuki Roshi **

    and

    Not Always So: Practicing the True Spirit of Zen by Shunryu Suzuki Roshi **

    and

    Branching Streams Flow in the Darkness: Talks on Sandokai by Shunryu Suzuki Roshi

    8- The Heart Sutra by Red Pine (Bill Porter)

    and

    Heart of Understanding: Commentaries on Heart Sutra by Ven. Thich Nhat Hanh

    9- Sit Down and Shut Up by Brad Warner **
    10- Everyday Zen: Love & Work by Charlotte Joko Beck **

    and

    Nothing Special: Living Zen by Charlotte Joko Beck **

    11- Enlightenment Unfolds (the essential teachings of Dogen) by Kazuaki Tanahashi **

    and

    Moon in a Dewdrop: Writings of Zen Master Dogen by Kazuaki Tanahashi **

    12- Zen Buddhism, Volume 1: A History, India & China by Heinrich Dumoulin

    and

    Zen Buddhism, Volume 2: A History (Japan) by Heinrich Dumoulin

    13- Master Dogen's Shobogenzo-Zuimonki available online: **
    http://global.sotozen-net.or.jp/eng/index.html#

    14- KOAN COLLECTIONS:
    Gateless Barrier: Zen Comments on the Mumonkan by Zenkai Shibayama
    and/or
    Book of Serenity: One Hundred Zen Dialogues by Thomas Cleary
    and/or
    Master Dogen's Shinji Shobogenzo (Koan Collection) by Gudo Nishijima Roshi

    15- The Mind of Clover: Essays in Zen Buddhist Ethics by Robert Aitken
    16- No Death, No Fear by Ven. Thich Nhat Hanh
    17- The Platform Sutra: The Zen Teaching of Hui-Neng translated Red Pine (Bill Porter)

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    I would like to suggest a book for absolute zen beginners, especially those like myself who are always afraid to ask what seem like really stupid basic questions!
    What is Zen? Plain talk for a beginners mind, by Norman Fischer and Susan Moon.
    The book is written in a Q and A format, with Susan asking Norman my kind of questions

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    Hi Frankie,

    I will take a look.

    Boy, you dug up an ancient thread!

    Gassho, J

    SatToday
    ALL OF LIFE IS OUR TEMPLE

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jundo View Post
    Hi Frankie,

    I will take a look.

    Boy, you dug up an ancient thread!

    Gassho, J

    SatToday
    Haha Jundo, you'll always find me hanging around the book thread, I love to browse I have a serious attachment problem!

    Gassho
    Sat with you all today

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    Awesome thank you Jundo for sending this out again. Just checked my Overdrive library and checked out your number 1 pick "Opening the Hand of Thought" can't wait to read it.

    Gassho

    Oukan


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    Gassho

    s@t today.

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    Hey Guys,

    I am actually going to close this thread because it is so many years ago, and from before we were setting up the recommended reading list). However, keep the suggestions coming in a new thread if someone wishes!

    SUGGESTED BOOK & MEDIA LIST for TREELEAF SANGHA
    http://www.treeleaf.org/forums/showt...REELEAF-SANGHA


    Gassho, Jundo

    SatToday
    ALL OF LIFE IS OUR TEMPLE

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