Eminent Nuns - Women Chan Masters of Seventeenth-Century China ― by Beata Grant
An important perspective on female monasticism in China, and the contribution of Buddhist nuns to the history of Chinese women's writing.
Taking the Path of Zen — by Robert Aitken
This work presents the practice, lifestyle, rationale, and ideology of Zen Buddhism with remarkable clarity.
A Study of Dogen - His Philosophy and Religion — by Masao Abe
This complete translation of essays on Dogen probes the core of the Zen master's philosophy and religion.
A Buddhist Bible — by Dwight Goddard
A collection of translations of a cross-section of Buddhist traditions - Theravada, Mahayana, Zen, Tibetan and other Buddhists schools of thought.
Radical Zen - The Sayings of Joshu — translated by Yoel Hoffman
More than 450 aphorisms and koans from The Sayings of Joshu - one of the outstanding Zen texts of Tang period China.
The Lankavatara Sutra
The holy grail of Zen, it covers all the major teachings of Mahayana Buddhism. This is the only Zen sutra ever spoken by the Buddha.
The Platform Sutra - The Zen Teaching of Hui-Neng — translated by Red Pine
Autobiography of the controversial 6th Patriarch of Zen, and his understanding of the fundamentals of a spiritual and practical life.
The Diamond Sutra - Perfection of Wisdom — by Red Pine
This is the Buddhist teaching on the perfection of wisdom and cuts through all obstacles on the path of practice.
The Heart Sutra - The Womb of Buddhas — by Red Pine
A wise book of deep teaching destined to become the standard edition of this timeless statement of Mahayana.
Tibetan Zen - Discovering a Lost Tradition by Sam van Schaik
The stories told by the Dunhuang cave manuscripts. A groundbreaking study of the lost tradition of Tibetan Zen containing the first translations of key texts from one thousand years ago.