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We have a small but growing library of various literature on Buddhism and Zen practice, including some videos and audio files. Practitioners are welcome to take home a book, magazine or DVD, the loan period is 30 days. The catalog is fully searchable online:

Below is a list of our selections for book discussions, of which copies are also in our library. 

CURRENT LITERATURE FOR DISCUSSION GROUP:

The Heart Sutra (online class by Dhammadipa Kōnin Cardenas, various reading material including “The Other Shore” by Thich Nhat Hanh)

PREVIOUS BOOK DISCUSSIONS

The Zen Teaching of Bodhidharma (translated by Red Pine)

The Bhagavad Gita

Tao Te Ching

Karma: What It Is, What It Isn’t, Why It Matters (Traleg Kyabgon)

Living by Vow (Shohaku Okumura)

Lovingkindness: The Revolutionary Art of Happiness (Sharon Salzberg)

One Dharma: The Emerging Western Buddhism (Joseph Goldstein)

Wherever You Go There You Are (Jon Kabat-Zinn)

Rumi's Little Book of Life: The Garden of the Soul, the Heart, and the Spirit (Rumi; translated by Mafi and Kolin)

Why Buddhism is True: The Science and Philosophy of Meditation and Enlightenment (Robert Wright)

The Wisdom of No Escape and The Path of Loving-Kindness (Pema Chodron)

Don't be a Jerk: And Other Practical Advice from Dogen, Japan's Greatest Zen Master (Brad Warner)

Hand Wash Cold: Care Instructions for an Ordinary Life (Karen Maezen Miller)

Moon In a Dewdrop: Writings of Zen Master Dogen (Eihei Dogen)

The Zen Teaching of Homeless Kodo (Kosho Uchiyama and Shohaku Okumura)

Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: an Inquiry into Values (Robert M. Pirsig)

The Mind of Clover: Essays in Zen Buddhist Ethics (Robert Aitken)

Taking the Path of Zen (Robert Aitken)

The Hidden Lamp: Stories from Twenty-Five Centuries of Awakened Women (Wisdom Publications)

Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind (Shunryu Suzuki)

The Eight Gates of Zen: A Program of Zen Training (John Daido Loori)

Everyday Zen: Love and Work (Charlotte J. Beck)