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Suggested Readings

To taste the spirit of Zen

101 Zen Stories

Reps Paul and Senzaki Nyogen, eds.

Kessinger Publishing, 2004.

The Gateless gate:

All 48 Koans with commentary by Ekai called Mumonn
Reps Paul and Senzaki Nyogen, eds.

Classic Book Library, 2007

To get an idea of Zen Daily Practice and listening to the Masters' Teachings:

Returning to Silence

Dainin Katagiri

Boston, MA: Shambala Dragon Editions, 1988

Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind: Informal Talks on Zen Meditation and Practice

Suzuki, Shunryu

New York: Weatherhill, 1997

To approach to a historical Zen text:

Shōbōgenzō

Dogen Zenji (Gudo Wafu Nishijima and Chodo Cross, trans.)

The True Dharma – Eye Treasury – Vol. 1-2-3-4

Numata Center for Buddhist Translation and Research, 2008

The eye never sleeps: Striking to the heart of Zen

Merzel, Dennis Genpo

Boston, MA: Shambala, 1991

Branching Streams Flow in the Darkness: Zen Talks on the Sandokai.

Suzuki, Shunryu (Mel Weitsman and Michael Wenger, eds.)

Berkley, CA: University of California Press, 1999

To taste Zen Intuition:

The way of Everyday Life: Zen Master Dogen's Genjo Koan (Zen Writing Series)

Dogen Zenji (Hakuyu Taizan Maezumi,ed.)

Los Angeles, CA: Zen Center of Los Angeles, 1978

You have to say something

Katagiri, Dainin

Boston, MA: Shambala, 2000

Zen and Arts:

Zen Culture

Hoover, Thomas

New York, Vintage Books, 1978

Zen in the Martial Arts

Hyamsa, Joe

Bentam, 1982

Zen in the Art of Archery

Herrigel, Eugen

New York: Pantheon Books, 1953

Zen in the Art of Flowers Arrengement. The Classic Account of the Meaning and Symbolism of the Japanese Art of Ikebana.

Herrigel, Gusty

Souvenir Press, 1999

The Sword of No-Sword: Life of the Master Warrior Tesshu

Stevens, John

Boston, MA: Shambala, 2001

The Japanese Tea Cerimony: an Interpretation of Occidentals

Nakamura, Julia V.

Peter Pamper Press, 1965

The book of tea

Kakuzo, Okura

Boston, MA: Shambala, 2001

Haiku and Poems:

The Complete Haiku

Basho, Matsuo

Kodansha International, 2008.

The Poetry of Enlightment: Poems by Ancient Chan Masters.

Sheng Yen

Boston, MA: Shamabala, 2006

Zen Poems of China and Japan: The Crane's Bill.

Strik Lucien and Takashi Ikemoto, trans. and eds.

New York: Grove Press, 1988.

Little Bibliography

The Essence of Zen

Harada, Sekkei

Kodansha International, 1998

A Primer of Soto Zen: A Translation of Dogen's Shōbōgenzō Zuimonki

Masunaga, Reiho

Honolulu, HI: University of Hawaii Press, 1975

From the Zen Kitchen to Enlightment: Rifining your life.

Dogen, Eihei. Uchiyama Roshi, trans.

Weatherhill, 1983

The Three Pillars of Zen

Kapleau, Philip

Garden City, NY: Anchor Press / Doubleday, revised ed., 1980

An Introduction to Zen

Suzuki, Daisets T.

London: Rider, 1986

The Awakening to Zen

Suzuki, Daisets T.

Boulder, CO: Prajna Press, 1980

Mysticism: Christian and Buddhist.

Suzuki, Daisets T.

Routledge, 2002

Essays in Zen Buddhism

Suzuki, Daisets T.

Grove Press, 1994

La formazione del Monaco Buddhista Zen.

Suzuki, Daisets T. Bonomi, L. trans.

Firenze: Libreria Editrice Fiorentina, 1984

Discorsi sullo Zen

Suzuki, Daisets T.

Ubaldini Editori (1981)

Old Path, White Clouds: Walking in the footsteps of the Buddha.

Thich Nhat Hanh

Berkeley, CA: Parallax Press, 1991

Being Peace

Thich Nhat Hanh

CA: Parallax Press, 1988

Zen Keys. A guide to Zen Practice.

Thich Nhat Hanh

The Leaves Press, 1994

Zen-Training

Sekida, Katsuki

Herder Verlag GmbH, 2007

The Ring of the Way: Testament of a Zen Master.

Deshiamru, Taisen

Plume, 1987

The Way of True Zen

Deshiamru, Taisen

American Zen Association, 2002

The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying

Sogyal Rinpoche

HarperOne, 1994.

Radical Zen:

The Sayings of Joshu.
Hoffman, Yoel, ed.

Autumn Press, 1978.

Transmission of Light: Zen in the Art of Enlightment

Zen Master Keizan
Cleary, Thomas, ed.

Boston, MA: Shambala 2002

Crooked Cucumber: The Life and Zen Teaching of Shunryu Suzuki.

Chadwick, David

New York: Broadway Books, 1999

Infinite Circle: Teachings in Zen.

Glassman, Bernard

Boston, MA: Shambala, 2003

Bearing Witness: A Zen Master's Lessons in Making Peace.

Glassman, Bernard

Harmony / Bell Tower, 1999

Instructions to the cook: A Zen Master's Lessons in Living a Life that Matters.

Glassman Bernard and Rick Fields

New York: Bell Tower, 1996

Everyday Zen: Love and Work.

Beck, Joko

San Francisco, CA: HarperOne, 1989

The Awakening of the West: The Encounter of Buddhism and Western Culture.

Batchelor, Stephen

Parallax Press, 1994

Buddhism without Beliefs: A Contemporary Guide to Awakening.

Batchelor, Stephen

Riverhead Trade, 1998

Moine Zen en Occident

Rech, Roland

Paris: Albin Michel, 1994

A Flower Does Not Talk: Zen Essays.

Zenkai Shibayama

Rutland, VT: Charles E. Tuttle, 1998

The Elements of Zen

Scott David and Doubleday Tony

Element Books, 1997

Der Zen-Weg. Aufzeichnungen aus dem Nachlaβ.

Herrigel, Eugene

Element Books, 1997

The Narrow Road to Oku

Basho, Matsu

Kodansha International, 1997

'Idle Talk on a Night Boat' (Yasenkanna), in: Hakuin's Precious Mirror Case: A zen Miscellany.

Hakuin Ekaku Zenji. Waddell, Norman ed.

Counterpoint, 2009

Kensho: The Heart of Zen.

Cleary, Thomas

Boston, MA:Shambala Dragon Editions, 1997

Dhammapada: The Sayings of Buddha.

Cleary, Thomas

Bantam, 1994

Mystics and Zen Masters

Merton, Thomas

Farrar, Strauss and Giroux, 1999

Zen and the Birds of Appetite

Merton, Thomas

New Directions, 1968

The Noble Eightfold Path: Way to the End of Suffering.

Bhikkhu Bodhi

Pariyatti Publishing, 2000

Buddha, vol. 14

Tezuka, Osamu

Vertical, 2007

Suggested Videos

Why has Bodhi-Dharma left for the East? A Zen Fable.

Kyun-bae, Yong

South Korea, 1989

Death of a Tea Master

Kumay, Key

Japan, 1990

The Scent of Green Papaya

Anh Hung, Tran.

France/Vietnam, 2000

The Burmese Harp

Ichikawa, Kon

Japan, 1956

Kundun

Scorsese, Martin

USA, 1997

Matrix

Wachowski, Larry and Andy

USA, 1999

Himalaya

Valli, Eric

France/Nepal (2000)

Little Buddha

Bertolucci, Bernardo

Gran Bretagna, 1993

Milarepa

Cavani, Liliana

Italy, 1973

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon

Lee, Ang

USA, 2001

Seven Years in Tibet

Annaud, Jean-Jaques

USA, 1997

Ghandi

Attenborough, Richard

USA, 1982

Star Wars

Lucas, George

USA, 1977