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

Ordinary Recovery: Mindfulness, Addiction, and the Path of Lifelong Sobriety 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: