Suggested Reading


A book to accompany study at Salem Zen Center:
Finding the Still Point: A Beginner's Guide to Zen Meditation by John Daido Loori
the Untethered Soul: the Journey Beyond Yourself by Michael A. Singer

On Shikanataza (just sitting):
The Art of Just Sitting: Essential Writings on the Zen Practice of Shikantaza by John Daido Loori

On Koan Study:
Sitting with Koans: Essential Writings on Zen Koan Introspection by John Daido Loori
The Gateless Gate: The Classic Book of Zen Koans by Koun Yamada and Ruben Habito

On the Forms of Traditional Zen Training:
Taking the Path of Zen by Robert Aitken
The Eight Gates of Zen by John Daido Loori
The Three Pillars of Zen by Philip Kapleau

East Meets West:
Healing Breath by Ruben Habito
Living Zen, Loving God by Ruben Habito
Zen and the Spiritual Exercises by Ruben Habito

On the Many Forms of Buddhism:
Experiencing Buddhism: Ways of Wisdom and Compassion by Ruben Habito

For dealing with addiction:
One Breath at a Time: Buddhism and the Twelve Steps by Kevin Griffin
Cool Water - Alcoholism, Mindfulness and Ordinary Recovery by William Alexander

For Precept Study:
Invoking Reality: Moral and Ethical Teachings of Zen by John Daido Loori
The Mind of Clover: Essays in Buddhist Ethics by Robert Aitken
Being Upright: Zen Meditation and the Bodhisattva Precepts by Reb Anderson
Waking Up to What You Do by Diane Eshin Rizzetto

Additional Readings:
These are the recommended readings for Zen Mountain Monastery: