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Recommended Reading


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We recommend the following titles on Zen:



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  • Opening the Hand of Thought by Uchiyama
  • Everyday Zen by Charlotte Joko Beck
  • Taking the Path of Zen by Robert Aitken
  • From the Zen Kitchen to Enlightenment by Uchiyama and Dogen
  • Zen Mind, Beginner’s Mind by Shunryu Suzuki
  • The Miracle of Mindfulness by Thich Nhat Hanh
  • How to Raise an Ox by Francis Cook
  • Street Zen by David Schneider
  • Buddhism Plain & Simple by Steve Hagen
  • The Mind of Clover by Robert Aiken

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Under the trees, among the rocks, a thatched hut;
verses and sacred commentaries live there together.
I’ll burn the books I carry in my bag,
but how can I forget the verses written in my gut?