Dharma Rain Zen Center Booklets

For Beginners

  • Hagen, Steven. 1997. Buddhism Plain & Simple: The Practice of Being Aware, Right Now, Every Day. North Clarendon, VT: Tuttle Publishing.
  • Henepola Gunatratana, Bhante. 2001. Eight Mindful Steps to Happiness: Walking the Path of the Buddha. Somerville, MA: Wisdom Publications.
  • Nhat Hanh, Thich. 1998. The Heart of the Buddha’s Teaching: Transforming Suffering into Peace, Joy, and Liberation. New York, NY: Harmony Books.
  • Rahula, Walpola. 1959. What the Buddha Taught. New York, NY: Grove Press.
  • Suzuki, Shunryu. 2006. Zen Mind, Beginner’s Mind. Boston, MA: Shambhala Publications.
  • Trungpa, Chogyam. 1991. Meditation in Action. Boston, MA: Shambhala Publications.

Written by Our Teachers

  • Burk, Domyo. 2014. Mindfulness: An Easy-to-Understand Approach to Mindfulness and How it Works (Idiot’s Guides). New York, NY: Penguin Books.
  • Burk, Domyo. 2014. Zen Living: A Simple Explanation of the Meaning of Zen and What It Offers (Idiot’s Guides). New York, NY: Penguin Books.
  • Burk, Domyo. 2016. Meditation: How to Heal Through the Mind/ Body Connection (Idiot’s Guides). New York, NY: Penguin Random House.
  • Carlson, Kyogen. 1989. Zen Roots. Portland, OR: Dharma Rain Zen Center.
  • Carlson, Kyogen. 1996. Zen in the American Grain: Discovering the Teachings at Home. Barrytown, NY: Station Hill Press.
  • Tisdale, Sallie. 2007. Women of the Way: Discovering 2,500 Years of Buddhist Wisdom. New York, NY: HarperCollins.
  • Tisdale, Sallie. 2018. Advice for Future Corpses (and those who love them): A Practical Perspective on Death and Dying. New York, NY: Touchstone.

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