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Zen Buddhism books

See below for a selection of the latest books from Zen Buddhism category. Presented with a red border are the Zen Buddhism books that have been lovingly read and reviewed by the experts at Lovereading.

With expert reading recommendations made by people with a passion for books and some unique features Lovereading will help you find great Zen Buddhism books and those from many more genres to read that will keep you inspired and entertained. And it's all free!


Recently Published

No-Gate Gateway The Original Wu-Men Kuan by David Hinton No-Gate Gateway The Original Wu-Men Kuan


Format: Paperback - Released: 15/02/2018

Everyday Zen Love and Work by Charlotte Joko Beck Everyday Zen Love and Work

Charlotte Joko Beck is one of the most popular Zen teachers currently teaching in the West.
Format: Paperback - Released: 12/02/2018

Mountian Tasting Zen Haiku & Journals by Santoka Taneda Mountian Tasting Zen Haiku & Journals

Santoka's poetry embodied the zen spirit, the open road his home and monastery.
Format: Paperback - Released: 09/02/2018

A Monk's Guide to a Clean House and Mind by Shoukei Matsumoto A Monk's Guide to a Clean House and Mind

Cleanliness is next to enlightenment. In this Japanese bestseller a Buddhist monk explains the traditional meditative techniques that will help cleanse not only your house - but your soul.Live clean. Feel calm. Be happy. We remove dust to sweep away...
Format: Paperback - Released: 02/01/2018

Zen Puppies by Gautama Buddha Zen Puppies

Mindfulness quotations and puppies----------Join some cuddly puppies for a collection of sayings from the Buddha. The verses, taken from the Dhammapada, were written centuries ago, but today they offer insight for all of life's basic struggles. Meditate along with the...
Format: eBook - Released: 15/12/2017

From Chinese Chan to Japanese Zen A Remarkable Century of Transmission and Transformation by Steven Heine From Chinese Chan to Japanese Zen A Remarkable Century of Transmission and Transformation

From Chinese Chan to Japanese Zen provides a comprehensive survey and critical investigation of the remarkable century that lasted from 1225 to 1325, during which the transformation of the Chinese Chan school of Buddhism into the Japanese Zen sect was...
Format: Hardback - Released: 14/12/2017

From Chinese Chan to Japanese Zen A Remarkable Century of Transmission and Transformation by Steven Heine From Chinese Chan to Japanese Zen A Remarkable Century of Transmission and Transformation

From Chinese Chan to Japanese Zen provides a comprehensive survey and critical investigation of the remarkable century that lasted from 1225 to 1325, during which the transformation of the Chinese Chan school of Buddhism into the Japanese Zen sect was...
Format: Paperback - Released: 14/12/2017

Go Cửa Thiền 101 Cau Chuyện Thiền (Song Ngữ Anh Việt) by Nguyen Minh Go Cửa Thiền 101 Cau Chuyện Thiền (Song Ngữ Anh Việt)


Format: Paperback - Released: 10/12/2017

Coming Soon

How Zen Became Zen The Dispute over Enlightenment and the Formation of Chan Buddhism in Song-Dynasty China by Morten Schlutter How Zen Became Zen The Dispute over Enlightenment and the Formation of Chan Buddhism in Song-Dynasty China

How Zen Became Zen takes a novel approach to understanding one of the most crucial developments in Zen Buddhism: the dispute over the nature of enlightenment that erupted within the Chinese Chan (Zen) school in the twelfth century. The famous...
Format: Paperback - Released: 26/02/2018

Shobogenzo v. 2 The True Dharma-eye Treasury by Shobogenzo v. 2 The True Dharma-eye Treasury

A masterwork of the thirteenth-century Zen master Eihei Dogen, founder of the Soto sect of Japanese Zen Buddhism.
Format: Hardback - Released: 06/03/2018

Bringing Zen Home The Healing Heart of Japanese Women's Rituals by Paula Arai Bringing Zen Home The Healing Heart of Japanese Women's Rituals

In Bringing Zen Home, the first study of the ritual lives of Zen laywomen, Paula Arai applies a cutting-edge ethnographic method to reveal a thriving domain of religious practice. Her work represents an important contribution on a number of fronts...
Format: Hardback - Released: 06/03/2018

A Handbook of Korean Zen Practice A Mirror on the S?n School of Buddhism (S?n'ga kwigam) by John Jorgensen A Handbook of Korean Zen Practice A Mirror on the S?n School of Buddhism (S?n'ga kwigam)

Son (Japanese Zen) has been the dominant form of Buddhism in Korea from medieval times to the present. A Handbook of Korean Zen Practice was the most popular guide for S?n practice and life ever published in Korea and helped...
Format: Hardback - Released: 17/03/2018

Numinous Awareness Is Never Dark The Korean Buddhist Master Chinul's Excerpts on Zen Practice by Robert E. Buswell Numinous Awareness Is Never Dark The Korean Buddhist Master Chinul's Excerpts on Zen Practice

Examines the issue of whether enlightenment in Zen Buddhism is sudden or gradual - that is, something intrinsic to the mind that is achieved in a sudden flash of insight or something extrinsic to it that must be developed through...
Format: Hardback - Released: 17/03/2018

Sweet Butter Tea A Book of Poems by Ten (Ten Phun) Phun Sweet Butter Tea A Book of Poems


Format: Paperback - Released: 25/03/2018

The Rinzai Zen Way A Guide to Practice by Meido Moore The Rinzai Zen Way A Guide to Practice


Format: Paperback - Released: 27/03/2018

Suffering Is Optional Three Keys to Freedom and Joy by Cheri Huber Suffering Is Optional Three Keys to Freedom and Joy


Format: Paperback - Released: 03/04/2018

Calming The Fearful Mind A Zen Response to Terrorism by Thich Nhat Hanh Calming The Fearful Mind A Zen Response to Terrorism


Format: Paperback - Released: 01/05/2018

Other books in this genre

Nicht Das, Was Du Denkst Und Weitere Lehren Aus Dem Spirituellen Herzen by Michael Kewley Nicht Das, Was Du Denkst Und Weitere Lehren Aus Dem Spirituellen Herzen


Format: Paperback - Released: 22/11/2017

Blood-Soaked Buddha/Hard Earth Pascal by Noah Cicero Blood-Soaked Buddha/Hard Earth Pascal


Format: Paperback - Released: 13/11/2017

The Letters of Chan Master Dahui Pujue Smashing the Mind of Samsara by Elise Yoko Watanabe The Letters of Chan Master Dahui Pujue Smashing the Mind of Samsara

Dahui's Letters is a compilation of letters of the Linji Chan teacher Dahui Zonggao (1089-1163) to forty scholar-officials and two Chan masters. Each of the letters to laymen is fascinating as a document directed at a specific scholar-official with his...
Format: Hardback - Released: 12/10/2017

It Came from Beyond Zen More Practical Advice from Dogen Japan's Greatest Zen Master by Brad Warner It Came from Beyond Zen More Practical Advice from Dogen Japan's Greatest Zen Master


Format: Paperback - Released: 10/10/2017

Buddhist Writings on Meditation and Daily Practice The Serene Reflection Tradition. Including the complete Scripture of Brahma's Net by Buddhist Writings on Meditation and Daily Practice The Serene Reflection Tradition. Including the complete Scripture of Brahma's Net

This book, first published in 1994, is a compendium of new translations of certain works regarded as fundamental texts in the Serene Reflection Buddhist Tradition (Soto Zen). All the texts were in Chinese, either as original works or as translations...
Format: Paperback - Released: 05/10/2017

Long Strange Journey On Modern Zen, Zen Art, and Other Predicaments by Gregory P. A. Levine Long Strange Journey On Modern Zen, Zen Art, and Other Predicaments

Presents the first critical analysis of visual objects and discourses that animate Zen art modernism and its legacies, with particular emphasis on the postwar Zen boom . Long Strange Journey plots a methodological through line distinguished by discourse analysis ,...
Format: Hardback - Released: 30/09/2017

Single White Monk Tales of Death, Failure, and Bad Sex (Although Not Necessarily in That Order) by Shozan Jack Haubner Single White Monk Tales of Death, Failure, and Bad Sex (Although Not Necessarily in That Order)


Format: Paperback - Released: 29/09/2017

Is Meditation only for Buddhists? How the Buddha's story can enrich your life by Fabrice Midal, Jack Kornfield Is Meditation only for Buddhists? How the Buddha's story can enrich your life
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In this illuminating book, Fabrice Midal takes us on a true journey of discovery, revealing how the Buddha's story reflects our own lives, and offering meditations to guide us in the everyday situations we face. The story of the Buddha...
Format: Paperback - Released: 15/09/2017

Zen and Material Culture by Pamela D. (Associate Professor of Religious Studies, Elon University) Winfield Zen and Material Culture
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Expanding on previous studies of Zen art history, material/visual culture, and religious practice, Zen and Material Culture focuses on the vast range of stuff in Japanese Zen, including beads, bowls, buildings, staffs, statues, rags, robes and even popular retail commodities...
Format: Hardback - Released: 14/09/2017

Zen and Material Culture by Pamela D. (Associate Professor of Religious Studies, Elon University) Winfield Zen and Material Culture
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Expanding on previous studies of Zen art history, material/visual culture, and religious practice, Zen and Material Culture focuses on the vast range of stuff in Japanese Zen, including beads, bowls, buildings, staffs, statues, rags, robes and even popular retail commodities...
Format: Paperback - Released: 14/09/2017

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