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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  • How the Swans Came to the Lake: A Narrative History of Buddhism in America
    How the Swans Came to the Lake: A Narrative History of Buddhism in America
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  • Cutting Through Spiritual Materialism (Shambhala Classics)
    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
    Dharma Rain: Sources of Buddhist Environmentalism
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  • Dogen's Pure Standards for the Zen Community: A Translation of Eihei Shingi
    Dogen's Pure Standards for the Zen Community: A Translation of Eihei Shingi
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  • Essential Buddhism: A Complete Guide to Beliefs and Practices
    Essential Buddhism: A Complete Guide to Beliefs and Practices
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  • Hua-yen Buddhism: The Jewel Net of Indra
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  • Returning to Silence: Zen Practice in Everyday Life
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  • The Cloud of Unknowing And Other Works
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  • Dogen's Manuals of Zen Meditation
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  • The Middle Length Discourses of the Buddha: A Translation of the Majjhima Nikaya (The Teachings of the Buddha)
    The Middle Length Discourses of the Buddha: A Translation of the Majjhima Nikaya (The Teachings of the Buddha)
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