Engaged Zen - Suggested Reading List

Zen and Buddhist Books


The Path to Bodhidharma

By: Ven. Shodo Harada, Roshi

Publisher: Tuttle Publishing

ISBN-13: 978-0804832168

Cutting Through Spiritual Materialism

By: Ven. Chogyam Trungpa, Rinpoche,

Publisher: Shambhala Publications, Boston

ISBN-13: 978-1590306390

Zen Skin, Zen Marrow: Will the Real Zen Buddhism Please Stand Up?

By Steven Heine

Publisher: Oxford University Press 

ISBN-13: 978-0195326772

Meditation in Action

By: Ven. Chogyam Trungpa, Rinpoche

Publisher: Shambhala Publications, Boston  

ISBN-13: 978-1590308769

The Path is the Goal

By: Ven. Chogyam Trungpa, Rinpoche

Publisher: Shambhala Publications, Boston 

ISBN-13: 978-0877739708

To Cherish All Life:

   A Buddhist View of Animal Slaughter and Meat Eating

By: Ven. Philip Kapleau, Roshi 

Publisher:  Rochester Zen Center 


The Training of the Zen Buddhsit Monk

By: Daisetz Suzuki

Publisher: Charles Tuttle  

ISBN-13: 978-1616403911

Zen Mind, Beginner’s Mind

By: Ven. Shunryu Suzuki, Roshi

Publisher: Weatherhill  


The Three Pillars of Zen

By: Philip Kapleau, Roshi

Publisher: Anchor Books/Doubleday

ISBN-13: 978-0385260930

What the Buddha Taught:
Revised and Expanded Edition with Texts from Suttas and Dhammapada

By: Walpola Sri Rahula

Publisher: Grove Press  

ISBN-13: 978-0802130310

The Shambhala Dictionary of Buddhism and Zen

Edited by: Fischer-Schreiber, Ehrhard, & Diener

Translated by: Michael S.Diener

Publisher: Shambhala Publications, Boston  

ISBN-13: 978-0877735205

Buddhism Without Beliefs

By: Stephen Batchelor

Publisher: Riverhead Books  

ISBN-13: 978-1573226561

Thoughts Without a Thinker:

   Psychotherapy from a Buddhist Perspective

By: Mark Epstein

Publisher: HarperCollins  

ISBN-13: 978-0465020225

Master Yunmen: From the Record of the Chan Master

  ‘Gate of the Clouds’

Edited by: Urs App, Paul De Angelis

Published by: Kodansha International  

ISBN-13: 978-1568360058

Moon in a Dewdrop: Writings of Zen Master Dogen

By: Zen Master Dogen, Kazuaki Tanahashi (Editor), Eihei Dogen

Publisher: North Point Press 

ISBN-13: 978-0865471863

The New Buddhism

By: David Brazier

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan  

ISBN-13: 978-0312295189

The Discourse on the Inexhaustible Lamp of the Zen School

By: Taibi Shaku, Yoko Okuda, Daibi, Torei Enji Zenji

Publisher: Charles E. Tuttle Co.  

ISBN-13: 978-0804830874

Zen and Zen Classics: Volume Four:  Mumonkan

By: R. H. Blyth

Publisher: The Hokuseido Press

ASIN: B000E8O752

The Diamond Sutra and The Sutra of Hui Neng

Translated by: A. F. Price and Wong Mou-Lam

Publisher: Shambhala Publications, Boston 

ISBN-13: 978-1590301371

The Recorded Sayings of Zen Master Joshu

By: James Green

Publisher: Shambhala Publications, Boston 

ISBN-13: 978-1570628702

The Zen Master Hakuin: Selected Writings

Translated by: Philip B. Yampolsky

Publisher: Columbia University Press 

ISBN-13: 978-0231060417

Bankei Zen

By: Peter Haskel

Publisher: Grove Weidenfeld  

ISBN-13: 978-0802131843

The Koan: Texts and Contexts in Zen Buddhism

Edited by Steven Heine and Dale S. Wright

Publisher: Oxford University Press   

ISBN: 978-0-19-511749-3
How to Keep Your Volkswagen Alive : A Manual of Step-By-Step Procedures for the Compleat Idiot

John Muir (Author), Tosh Gregg (Author), Peter Aschwanden (Illustrator)

Publisher: John Muir Pubns; 17th edition (April 1997)

ISBN-13: 978-1562613433

Abuse by Clergy

The Irish Commission to Inquire into Child Abuse www.childabusecommission.com/rpt/
Irish Reform Schools: Thousands Beaten, Raped www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/05/20/
Altar Boy: A Story of Life After Abuse www.amazon.com/
Predatory Priests, Silenced Victims By Mary Gail Frawley-O'Dea, Virginia Goldner http://books.google.com/
Sin against the innocents By Thomas G. Plante http://books.google.com/
A Tragic Grace by Stephen J. Rossetti, Interfaith Sexual Trauma Institute http://books.google.com/
Sex, Priests, and Secret Codes: The Catholic Church's 2,000 Year Paper Trail of Sexual Abuse by Thomas P. Doyle, A.W.Richard Sipe, Patrick J. Wall www.amazon.co.uk/
Sexual abuse by clergy: A "perfect panic" www.religioustolerance.org/
Boston Globe / Spotlight / Abuse in the Catholic Church www.boston.com/globe/spotlight/abuse/
The Latin document "Crimene Solicitationis" was issued by the Vatican in 1962, the title translates to "crimes of solicitation." This document delineates the procedures to be invoked in dealing with cases of abuse of children by priests, cases where sex is solicited in the confessional and cases of homosexuality and bestiality.  The secrecy invoked by the document is revealing, as it pledges even victims to silence under pain of excommunication. This document was distributed in Latin to every Bishop in the world. "Crimene Solicitationis" – English translaion.
SNAP - The Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests www.snapnetwork.org/
Sexual Abuse by Clergy
The Hope of Survivors www.thehopeofsurvivors.com
Rogue Clerics By Anson Shupe www.books.google.com/
Buddhist Clergy Sexual Abuse:
Annotated Bibliography.
Clergy Sexual Abuse: Annotated Bibliography
of Conceptual and Practical Resources
The Shimano Archive - Redacted
The Robert Baker Aitken archive on Eido Shimano and Zen Studies Society material.
genkaku-again - Eido Tai Shimano
by Adam Fisher
Buddhist Channel Editorial
An Elephant in the Closet of American Zen Buddhism
Alleged misconduct of renowned Zen teacher Eido Shimano
Brahmadana, Intervention, and Related Considerations
In "Original Dwelling Place: Zen Buddhist Essays" by Robert Aitken, Roshi
American Guru is a multifaceted account of life in the contemporary spiritual community known as EnlightenNext, and the controversial “teaching methods” of its New York-born founder, self-proclaimed “guru” Andrew Cohen. http://americanguru.net/
Welcome to What Enlightenment??!
A Guide to the Facts and First-hand Experiences of Former Students of
American Guru, Andrew Cohen.

Buddhism - Critical

Critical Links to Buddhism and Lamaism www.trimondi.de/EN/links.htm
Is Zen Buddhism? http://ccbs.ntu.edu.tw/
Zen at War www.bpf.org/tsangha/
Coming Down from the Zen Clouds
A Critique of the Current State of American Zen
The Reactionary Use of Karma in Twentieth Century Japan http://jbe.gold.ac.uk/karma12/
Engaged Buddhism: A Skeleton in the Closet? www.engaged-zen.org/articles/
Karma & Women: On why karma challenges rationalizations that try to naturalize violence against women www.kyotojournal.org/
The Religion of Consumption:
A Buddhist Rebuttle
The Zen Master in America: Dressing the Donkey With Bells and Scarves www.engaged-zen.org/articles/
Richard Baker and the Myth of the Zen Roshi www.engaged-zen.org/articles/
Means of Authorization: Establishing Hierarchy in Chan/Zen in America www.engaged-zen.org/articles/