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Recommended Reading

What the Buddha Taught by Walpola Sri Rahula

The Three Pillars of Zen by Phillip Kapleau

Zen Mind Beginner’s Mind by Shunryu Suzuki

The Diamond Sutra is available in many English translations.  Links to several of them can be found here: https://terebess.hu/english/diamond.html.  Genpo Roshi references the translation which is included in The Diamond Sutra and the Sutra of HuiNeng, translated by A. F. Price & Wong Mou-lam.  A PDF of this translation is available here: http://zen-ua.org/wp-content/uploads/the_diamond_sutra_english.pdf.

The Sixth Patriarch’s Sutra translated by the same translators, which Roshi recommends, is available online here: http://www.katinkahesselink.net/tibet/hui_neng1.html, and can be downloaded as a PDF here: https://terebess.hu/zen/PlatformPrice.pdf

Eight Beliefs in Buddhism by Hakuun Yasutani Roshi  https://bigmind.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/Yasutani-Eight-Beliefs-in-Buddhism.pdf

Modern Buddhist Masters by Jack Kornfield

Embracing Our Selves by Hal and Sidra Stone

Embracing Each Other by Hal and Sidra Stone

Fascicles of Dogen Zenji’s Shobogenzo
Fukanzazengi (Recommendation for Zazen) , Uji (Being-Time), Genjokoan (Actualizing the Fundamental Point).  

Many translations can be found on the internet.  PDFs and notes about several can be found here: https://terebess.hu/zen/dogen/index.html.  To see how translations of Dogen Zenji can vary: 8 English Translations of Genjokoan

Record of Rinzai
PDFs and notes about several different translations can be found here: https://terebess.hu/zen/linji-eng.html
Genpo Roshi is most familiar with the translation edited by Ruth Fuller Sasaki

The Life and Teachings of Obaku (Huang-po)
PDFs and notes about several different translations can be found here: https://terebess.hu/zen/huangbo.html
Genpo Roshi is most familiar with the translation by John Blofeld

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