Collection: Recommended Reading

The founder of Zen, Bodhidharma, said that Zen does not rely on words and letters. However, most western Buddhist practitioners are not familiar with the historical, philosophical and psychological underpinnings of the tradition, so Buddhist Study is critical to establishing a sound religious practice. Though words are not the same as the reality they describe, when used skillfully, they can act as a medium for direct realization. These titles come from the Mountains & Rivers Order's Recommended Reading List.
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  • The Blue Cliff Record
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  • The Heart of Being: Moral and Ethical Teachings of Zen Buddhism
    The Heart of Being: Moral and Ethical Teachings of Zen Buddhism
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  • The Wholehearted Way: A Translation of Eihei Dogen's Bendowa
    The Wholehearted Way: A Translation of Eihei Dogen's Bendowa
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  • The Book of Serenity: One Hundred Zen Dialogues
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  • The Gateless Barrier: Zen Comments on the Mumonkan
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  • Flowers Fall: A Commentary on Zen Master Dogen's Genjokoan
    Flowers Fall: A Commentary on Zen Master Dogen's Genjokoan
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  • Invoking Reality: Moral and Ethical Teachings of Zen
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  • A Guide to the Bodhisattva Way of Life
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  • The Zen Teaching of Bodhidharma
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  • How to Cook Your Life: From the Zen Kitchen to Enlightenment
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  • How the Swans Came to the Lake: A Narrative History of Buddhism in America
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  • Cutting Through Spiritual Materialism (Shambhala Classics)
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  • True Perception: The Path of Dharma Art
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  • Dharma Rain: Sources of Buddhist Environmentalism
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