Recommended reading

These are some books on Buddhism and Zen which our members have found helpful. They are all written for the general reader and provide good introductions to the topics they cover.

On Buddhism:

Buddha, by Karen Armstrong

What The Buddha Taught, by Walpola Rahula

On Zen:

Zen, by Martine Batchelor

Zen MInd, Beginner’s Mind, by Shunryu Suzuki

On Ordinary Mind:

Nothing Special: Living Zen, by Charlotte Joko Beck

Everyday Zen: Love and Work, by Charlotte Joko Beck

Ending The Pursuit of Happiness, by Barry Magid

Other things:

‘The Witness‘, an article in the Buddhist magazine Tricycle by a member of our group, Paul Kingsnorth, about reconciling Buddhism with ecological concern.

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