I've read quite a bit of books on Zen, mostly by Brad Warner, Thich Nhat Hahn, and Philip Kapleau among many others and was wondering if anyone can recommend any of their best books on Zen or Buddhism in general.
I'm not sure how many responses I'll get about this though
StarMountainKid, on 18 July 2011 - 07:49 PM, said:
'The Way of Zen', by Alan Watts
'Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind', by Shunryu Suzuki
'The Tao of Zen', by Ray Grigg
These I think are worthwhile reading.
Cool, thanks yo. I have the first two. I read Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind when I was 17. It's the first book I read on Zen. Pretty good one. What seemed so dense years ago seems so simple and understandable after years of zazen. The Way of Zen is another one I own that I find hard to follow. I guess I need to spend a little more time on it, but I remember reading like 8 pages into the first chapter and I had to put it down because it was just so dense and hard to follow. Maybe my mind was just a little cloudy at the time. I'll pick it up again eventually.