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 Wholehearted Way: A Translation of Eihei Dogen's Bendowa
    The Wholehearted Way: A Translation of Eihei Dogen's Bendowa
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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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  • How to Cook Your Life: From the Zen Kitchen to Enlightenment
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  • Dogen's Pure Standards for the Zen Community: A Translation of Eihei Shingi
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  • Dogen's Manuals of Zen Meditation
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  • How to Raise an Ox: Zen Practice as Taught in Master Dogen's Shobogenzo
    How to Raise an Ox: Zen Practice as Taught in Master Dogen's Shobogenzo
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  • Realizing Genjokoan: The Key to Dogen's Shobogenzo
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