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Zen Buddhism Resources

Posted: Mon Jan 18, 2010 5:50 am
by Ngawang Drolma

Re: Zen Buddhism Resources

Posted: Wed Jan 20, 2010 12:37 am
by mettafuture
Introduction to Zen

Books / Audio
* The Way of Zen by Alan Watts

Video
* The Zen Mind by Jon Braeley


Zen Teachings

Books / Audio
* The Art of Mindful Living by Thich Nhat Hanh
* No Death, No Fear by Thich Nhat Hanh
* The Zen Teaching of Bodhidharma by Bodhidharma

Soto Sect
* Everyday Zen Foundation by Zoketsu Norman Fischer

Rinzai Sect
* Essential Teachings of Zen Master Hakuin by Hakuin Ekaku


Zen Practice

Books / Audio
* Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind by Shunryu Suzuki
* Finding the Still Point: A Beginner's Guide to Zen Meditation by John Daido Loori

Webpages
* Zen Meditation Instructions by Zen Mountain Monastery

Re: Zen Buddhism Resources

Posted: Mon Aug 16, 2010 7:11 pm
by Dorion
Buddhism Plain and Simple by Steve Hagen

Re: Zen Buddhism Resources

Posted: Mon Aug 16, 2010 10:58 pm
by Bodhi

Re: Zen Buddhism Resources

Posted: Mon Aug 16, 2010 11:55 pm
by BFS

Re: Zen Buddhism Resources

Posted: Mon May 23, 2011 9:22 am
by Quiet Heart
:woohoo:

Here's something I came acoss in my rambling about the net looking for "Zen" related items.

http://www.thezensite.com/ZenTeachings/ ... Rinzai.pdf" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

It is an English translation of "The Zen Teachings Of Rinzai (the Lin-Chi-Lu).
Please read the preface...it explains what it is and how it came about.
It is in PDF format and will load on to your computer when you go to the site. Don't worry it"s NOT loading a virus or such to your site.
At least it didn't on mine.
:smile:

Re: Zen Buddhism Resources

Posted: Tue May 24, 2011 5:47 am
by Quiet Heart
:smile:
For anyone who wants to read it, here is some info on Zen Master Bankei....and
Unborn!
or the Way of the Unborn as I guess Bankei would want it to be called.

http://www.enlightened-spirituality.org ... aster.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Read it slowly, carefully, and think about it as you read.
:twothumbsup:

Re: Zen Buddhism Resources

Posted: Thu Apr 12, 2012 4:44 am
by Wesley1982
Thank you ~ might order one or two of these affordable books and narrow some of the stuff down to a specific school.

Re: Zen Buddhism Resources

Posted: Thu Apr 12, 2012 5:15 am
by Nicholas Weeks
Zen roots are in Chan: The Chan Handbook - http://www.cttbusa.org/chan/chan.asp" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Re: Zen Buddhism Resources

Posted: Sat Jul 21, 2012 12:41 am
by Sara H
Shasta Abbey (Soto Zen) offers almost all of their books for free now as a pdf. download.

You can still get hardcopy's available though online stores through Throssel Hole Abbey and various online retailers.

Scriptures are also available for free as are Dharma Talks.

For Publications and Books:
http://www.shastaabbey.org/teachings-publications.html

For Scriptures:
http://www.shastaabbey.org/teachings-scriptures.html

For Ceremonies:
http://www.shastaabbey.org/teachings-ceremonies.html

For Dharma Talks by Rev. Master Jiyu-Kennet:
http://www.shastaabbey.org/teachings-RMjiyu.html

For Dharma Talks by Rev. Master Dazui MacPhillamy:
http://www.shastaabbey.org/teachings-RMdaizui.html

For a top-level general index of Teachings including talks by RM Meian Elbert, RM Daishin Yalon, and other Senior Teachers, past teachers, archives and others:
http://www.shastaabbey.org/teachings.html

In Gasshō,

Sara H

Re: Zen Buddhism Resources

Posted: Sun Mar 17, 2013 6:36 pm
by gordtheseeker
Has anyone read Opening the Hand of Thought: Foundations of Zen Buddhist Practice by Kosho Uchiyama. Reading it now and I have enjoyed it. :thumbsup:

Re: Zen Buddhism Resources

Posted: Mon Mar 18, 2013 1:18 am
by Fu Ri Shin
gordtheseeker wrote:Has anyone read Opening the Hand of Thought: Foundations of Zen Buddhist Practice by Kosho Uchiyama.
I really need to get a copy of it. Over time I've seen it very consistently recommended. I certainly don't doubt its quality given what I know of Uchiyama Roshi.

Re: Zen Buddhism Resources

Posted: Mon Mar 18, 2013 1:32 am
by PadmaVonSamba
Here are two beautiful zen garden live webcams,
from a small temple in Japan.
Keep in mind the time difference. If the screen looks black, it is night time in Japan.

http://www.teishoin.net/

To get to the the webcams, if you don't read Japanese,
go to the navigation box on the right of the screen,
follow the 5th an 6th little green buttons up from the bottom.
the text is followed by a 1 and a 2
those are the webcams.
Camera 1 is stationary.
camera 2 you can control from your own computer!!!
.
.
.

Re: Zen Buddhism Resources

Posted: Tue Mar 19, 2013 2:46 am
by Fu Ri Shin
PadmaVonSamba wrote:http://www.teishoin.net/
Thanks for this, PVS. That camera number 2 is in a great spot and controlling it is even more engaging than I expected.

If people are so inclined, they can also click "English Menu" on the top of the navigation box.

Re: Zen Buddhism Resources

Posted: Sun May 11, 2014 10:45 am
by Luke
The Soto Zen school's official website:
http://global.sotozen-net.or.jp/eng/index.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

The Official Site of the Joint Council for Japanese Rinzai and Obaku Zen
http://zen.rinnou.net/index.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Re: Zen Buddhism Resources

Posted: Sat May 16, 2015 10:59 pm
by Monlam Tharchin
A collection of Zen talks. Those on "The Fukanzazengi Revisited" I found to be very lucid and helpful: http://www.chzc.org/talklist.htm

Re: Zen Buddhism Resources

Posted: Fri Jul 24, 2015 8:14 pm
by joy&peace
Came across today
Bankei Zen: Translations from the Record of Bankei

I've only read 'The Unborn,' so it was nice to come across this.

enjoyed this passage;


'The crows go kaa-kaa, the sparrows, chuu-chuu

The Master addressed the assembly: "Just as always, every day when I come out to talk, toady too the crows go kaa-kaa, the sparrows, chuu-chuu, and I haven't anything different to say myself. All the same, when you really acknowledge this one word ['unborn'], you'll find everything is smoothely managed.

"The proof of this is that, while all of you here are turned toward me, intent only on hearing my sermon and wondering, 'What's Bankei going to say?' you aren't trying either to hear or not to hear the cawing of the crows and the chirping of the sparrows out in back. But, even so, once they start to chirp and caw, you recognize and distinguish the crow's kaa-kaa and the sparrow's chuu-chuu. And it's not only for crows and sparrows: everything here, when you perceive it with the Unborn, will be simultaneously distinguished, and you won't overlook even one thing in one hundred or one thousand. In the meanwhile, if a gong rings outside the temple, you know it's a gong, if a drum sounds, you know it's a drum. Your distinguishing everything you see and hear like this, without producing a single thought, is the marvelously illuminating dynamic function, the Buddha Mind that is unborn."

Re: Zen Buddhism Resources

Posted: Tue Oct 11, 2016 5:40 pm
by Luke
On this page, there are teachings by Master Sheng Yen in pdf form which you can download for free. :twothumbsup:

http://chancenter.org/cmc/publications/free-literature/