Order of the Lotus Blossom

Book List for Starters
Keep in mind that one cannot “learn” Zen from books. Hence, these books are supplementary. It is a suggested list and by no means a complete list of Zen literature. Please only read one book at a time and wait until you have finished each book, before proceeding to the next one. Do not read any of these books cover to cover at one time. Instead, read one chapter, section or just a few pages each day mindfully. Note your thoughts and insights in your journal. Then proceed with reading.
All books are available on amazon,com, new or used at discount prices.

1. QUESTIONS TO A ZEN MASTER: PRACTICAL AND SPIRITUAL ANSWERS FROM THE GREAT JAPANESE MASTER by Taisen Deshimaru and Nancy Amphoux Paperback – Oct. 1991 2. OPEN MIND ZEN: A GUIDE TO MEDITATION by Al Rapaport Paperback – Sept. 2003 3. The Beginner’s Guide to Zen Buddhism By Jean Smith Paperback – 1999 4. ZEN MIND, BEGINNER'S MIND by Shunryu Suzuki Hardcover – Oct. 2006 5. NOT ALWAYS SO: PRACTICING THE TRUE SPIRIT OF ZEN by Shunryu Suzuki, Edward Espe Brown, Zen Center San Francisco Paperback – May 2003 6. THE INFINITE MIRROR: COMMENTARIES ON TWO CHAN* CLASSICS by Sheng Yen Paperback – Oct. 2006
*pronounced: tsaan

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