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Created: 15 Nov 1997. Last Updated: 9 May 1998.

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Titles listed on this page have been selected from the Amazon.com database on the grounds of their (1) authoritative content, (2) short delivery time and (3) comparatively lower price.

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The following books/CDs (this list is regularly updated - please let us know, if the title you need is not listed here)
can now be purchased online from the Amazon.com.

Books

  1. Aitken, Robert. 1982. Taking the Path of Zen. North Point Press.
    [Ships in 2-3 days / Paperback ]

  2. Aitken, Robert. 1984. Mind of Clover : Essays in Zen Buddhist Ethics. North Point Press.
    [Ships in 1-2 weeks / Paperback ]

  3. Aitken, Robert (Transl. & Commentaries). 1991. The Gateless Barrier : The Wu-Men Kuan. North Point Press.
    [Ships in 2-3 days / Paperback ]

  4. Aitken, Robert. 1992. The Dragon Who Never Sleeps : Verses for Zen Practice. Parallax Press.
    [Ships in 1-2 weeks / Paperback ]

  5. Aitken, Robert. 1994. Encouraging Words : Zen Buddhist Teachings for Western Students. Pantheon Books.
    [Ships in 24 hours / Paperback ]

  6. Aitken Robert, David Steindl-Rast, and Nelson Foster (Ed.) 1996. The Ground We Share : Everyday Practice, Buddhist and Christian. Shambhala.
    [Ships in 2-3 days / Paperback ]

  7. Aitken, Robert. 1997. Original Dwelling Place : Zen Buddhist Essays. Counterpoint.
    [Ships in 24 hours / Paperback ]

  8. App, Urs (Ed.). 1994. Master Yunmen: From the Record of the Chan Master 'Gate of the Clouds'. Kodansha.
    [Ships in 2-3 days / Paperback ]

  9. Austin, James H. 1998. Zen and the Brain : Toward an Understanding of Meditation and Consciousness. MIT Press.
    [Ships in 24 hours / Hardcover ]

  10. Beck, Charlotte Joko & Steve Smith (Ed.). 1994. Nothing Special: Living Zen. Harper.
    [Ships in 24 hours / Paperback ]

  11. Blackman, Sushila (Ed.). 1997. Graceful Exits : How Great Beings Die : Death Stories of Tibetan, Hindu & Zen Masters. Weatherhill.
    [Ships in 24 hours / Paperback ]

  12. Chen, Kenneth. 1974. Buddhism in China : A Historical Survey. Princeton University Press.
    [Ships in 24 hours / Paperback ]

  13. Cleary, Thomas & J. C. Cleary (Eds.). 1992. The Blue Cliff Record. Reissue Edition, Shambhala.
    [Ships in 24 hours / Paperback ]

  14. Deshimaru, Taisen and Nancy Amphoux. 1991. Questions to a Zen Master. Arcana.
    [Ships in 24 hours / Paperback ]

  15. Dogen, Eihei and Kazuaki Tanahashi (Ed.) 1995. Moon in a Dewdrop : Writings of Zen Master Dogen. North Point Press.
    [Ships in 2-3 days / Paperback ]

  16. Faure, Bernard. 1995. The Rhetoric of Immediacy : A Cultural Critique of Chan/Zen Buddhism. Princeton Univ Press.
    [Ships in 3-5 weeks / Paperback ]

  17. Fields, Rick. 1992. How the Swans Came to the Lake : A Narrative History of Buddhism in America. Shambhala Publications [3rd, revised and updated edition].
    [Ships in 24 hours / Paperback ]

  18. Fisher-Schreiber, Ingrid et al. 1994. The Encyclopedia of Eastern Philosophy and Religion : Buddhism, Hinduism, Taoism, Zen. Shambhala Publications.
    [Ships in 2-3 days / Paperback ]

  19. Ford, James Ishmael. 1996. This Very Moment : A Brief Introduction to Buddhism and Zen for Unitarian Universalists. Skinner House Books.
    [Ships in 4-6 weeks / Paperback ]

  20. Glassman, Bernard and Rick Fields. 1997. Instructions to the Cook : A Zen Master's Lessons in Living a Life That Matters. Random House.
    [Ships in 2-3 days / Paperback ]

  21. Haskel, Peter. 1989. Bankei Zen : Translations from the Record of Bankei. Grove Press.
    [Ships in 2-3 days / Paperback ]

  22. Herrigel, Eugene. 1989. Zen in the Art of Archery. Vintage Books.
    [Ships in 2-3 days / Paperback ]

  23. Hubbard, Jamie, Paul L. Swanson, Peter N. Gregory (Eds.). 1997. Pruning the Bodhi Tree : The Storm over Critical Buddhism (Nanzan Library of Asian Religion and Culture). Univ of Hawaii Press.
    [Ships in 24 hours / Paperback ]

  24. I-Hsuan Lin-Chi, Burton Watson (Transl.). 1993. The Zen Teachings of Master Lin-Chi : A Translation of the Lin-Chi Lu. Shambhala.
    [Out of print, a used copy may be found within 1-3 months. / Paperback ]

  25. Kapleau, Philip. 1989. The Three Pillars of Zen: Teaching, Practice, and Enlightenment. Revised and Expanded Edition (25th Anniversary Edition), Anchor.
    [Ships in 2-3 days / Paperback ]

  26. Katagiri, Dainin. 1988. Returning to Silence : Zen Practice in Daily Life. Shambhala.
    [Ships in 24 hours / Paperback ]

  27. Kraft, Kenneth (Ed.). 1989. Zen : Tradition and Transition. Grove Press.
    [Ships in 24 hours / Paperback ]

  28. Kraft, Kenneth. 1997. Eloquent Zen : Daito and Early Japanese Zen. University of Hawaii Press.
    [Ships in 24 hours / Paperback ]

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    The "Map of the Zen Ancestors", besides providing detailed lineage information, also provides a cross reference index for the Zen masters in the main cases of four classic koan collections, The Blue Cliff Record, the Book of Serenity, the Gateless Gate, and the Empty Valley Collection.
    South Mountain Publications, Petaluma, CA, USA http://www.wco.com/~fergy/zenan4.html

  29. Loori, John Daido. 1992. The Eight Gates of Zen : Spiritual Training an American Zen Monastery. Dharma Communications.
    [Ships in 4-6 weeks / Paperback ]

  30. Loori, John Daido. 1994. Two Arrows Meeting in Mid-Air : The Zen Koan (Tuttle Library of Enlightenment). Charles E. Tuttle Co.
    [Ships in 2-3 days / Paperback ]

  31. Loori, John Daido, Bonnie Myotai Treace (Ed.), Konrad Ryushin Marchaj. 1996. The Heart of Being : Moral and Ethical Teachings of Zen Buddhism (Tuttle Library of Enlightenment). Charles E. Tuttle Co.
    [Ships in 2-3 days / Paperback ]

  32. O'Halloran, Maura. 1995. Pure Heart, Enlightened Mind : The Zen Journal and Letters of Maura 'Soshin' O'Halloran. Riverhead Books.
    [Ships in 24 hours / Paperback ]

  33. Miura, Isshu and Ruth Fuller Sasaki. 1989. The Zen Koan. Harcourt Brace.
    [Ships in 2-3 days / Paperback ]

  34. Nagagawa, Soen, Kazuaki Tanahashi (Transl.) and Sherry Chayat (Transl.). 1996. Endless Vow : The Zen Path of Soen Nakagawa. Shambhala Publications.
    [Ships in 2-3 days / Paperback ]

  35. Nhat Hanh, Thich. 1988. Being Peace. Parallax Press.
    [Ships in 2-3 days / Paperback ]

  36. Nhat Hanh, Thich and Peter Levitt. 1988. The Heart of Understanding : Commentaries on the Prajnaparamita Heart Sutra. Parallax Press.
    [Ships in 24 hrs / Paperback ]

  37. Nhat Hanh, Thich. 1992. The Miracle of Mindfulness : A Manual on Meditation. Beacon Press. [Revised edition].
    [Ships in 2-3 days / Paperback ]

  38. Nhat Hanh, Thich. 1995. Zen Keys. Image Books.
    [Ships in 2-3 days / Paperback ]

  39. Senzaki, Nyogen and Ruth Strout McCandless. 1987. Buddhism and Zen. North Point Press.
    [Ships in 2-3 days / Paperback ]

  40. Shainberg, Lawrence. 1996. Ambivalent Zen: A Memoir. Pantheon Books.
    [Ships in 2-3 days / Hardcover ]

  41. Shibayama, Zenkei. 1970. A Flower Does Not Talk; Zen Essays. Charles E. Tuttle Co.
    [Ships in 2-3 days / Paperback ]

  42. Shimano, Eido Tai and Janis Levine (Ed.). 1992. Golden Wind : Zen Talks. Japan Publications.
    [Ships in 4-6 days / Paperback ]

  43. Shimano, Eido Tai and Kogetsu Tani (Illustrator). 1995. Zen Word, Zen Calligraphy. Shambhala Publications.
    [Ships in 24 hours / Paperback ]

  44. Snyder, Gary (Ed.) 1969. Earth House Hold : Technical Notes and Queries to Fellow Dharma Revolutionaries. W.W. Norton & Company.
    [Ships in 2-3 days / Paperback ]

  45. Suzuki, Daisetz Teitaro. 1994. The Zen Koan As a Means of Attaining Enlightenment. Charles E. Tuttle Co.
    [Ships in 24 hours / Paperback ]

  46. Suzuki, Shunryu. 1988. Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind. Weatherhill.
    [Ships in 24 hours / Paperback ]

  47. Torei, Enji. 1989. The Discourse on the Inexhaustible Lamp of the Zen School. Charles E. Tuttle Co.
    [Ships in 2-3 days / Paperback ]

  48. Uchiyama, Kosho. 1983. From the Zen Kitchen to Enlightment : Refining Your Life. Weatherhill.
    [Ships in 2-3 days / Paperback ]

  49. Uchiyama, Kosho. 1993. Opening the Hand of Thought : Approach to Zen. Penguin USA.
    [Ships in 24 hours / Paperback ]

  50. Victoria, Brian Daizen. 1997. Zen at War. Weatherhill.
    [Ships in 24 hours / Paperback ]

  51. Waddell, Norman. 1994. The Essential Teachings of Zen Master Hakuin; A Translation of the Sikko-Roku Kaien-Fusetsu. Shambhala.
    [Ships in 24 hours / Paperback ]

  52. Yasutani, Hakuun, Paul Jaffe (Transl). 1996. Flowers Fall : A Commentary on Dogen's Genjokoan. Shambhala.
    [Ships in 2-3 days / Paperback ]

Zen Music

  1. Jazzen (Jazz + Zen) Ships in 2-3 days
    John Kaizan Neptune / Audio CD / Released 1994

  2. Masters Of Zen Ships in 2-3 days
    Masters Of Zen / Audio CD / Released 1995

  3. Masters Of Zen Ships in 2-3 days
    Kuniyoshi Sugawarav / Audio CD / Released 1996

  4. Music For Zen Meditation (And Other Joys) Ships in 24 hours
    Tony Scott / Audio CD / Released 1997

  5. Shakuhachi Zen Ships in 2-3 days
    John Singer / Audio CD / Released 1996

  6. Zen Guitar Ships in 2-3 days
    Philip Toshio Sudo / Audio CD / Released 1997

  7. Zen Shakuhachi Duets Ships in 2-3 days
    John Singer & Mizuno Kohmei / Audio CD / Released 1996

  8. Zen Spirit Ships in 2-3 days
    Tani Senzan / Audio CD / Released 1995


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