Book List

Main Texts

Year 1

  • Old Path, White Clouds
    • Thich Nhat Hanh
    • ISBN 10:0938077260
  • Heart of the Buddha’s Teachings
    • Thich Nhat Hanh
    • ISBN 10:0767903692
  • Zen Keys
    • Thich Nhat Hanh
    • ISBN 10:03854756216
  • A Concise History of Buddhism
    • Andrew Skilton
    • ASIN: B00DU7BHCA, ISBN 0904766926
  • The Buddha’s Noble Eightfold Path
    • Sanghartakshita
    • ISBN 13:978-1899579815
  • Women in Buddhism (The Hidden Lamp)
    • Diana Y. Paul
    • ISBN 10:0520054288

Year 2

Year 3

Year 4

  • Understanding Our Minds: 50 Verses on Buddhist Psychology

    • Thich Nhat Hanh
    • ISBN 1888375302
  • Stepping into Freedom

    • Thich Nhat Hanh
  • Avatamsaka Sutra
  • Anger
    • Thich Nhat Hanh
    • ISBN 1573229377
  • The Way of the Bodhisattva

    • Shantideva, Padmakara Translation Group
    • ISBN 1590303881
  • The Bodhisattva Ideal

    • Sangharakshita
  • A Heart Full of Peace

    • Joseph Goldstein, Wisdom Publications
    • ISBN 10086171542x

Supplemental Texts

Year 1

  • The Tree of Enlightenment
    • Supports main text: General
    • Peter Della Santina, 1997
  • The Miracle of Mindfulness
    • Supports main text: General
    • Thich Nhat Hanh, 1999
    • ISBN 9780807012390
  • Peace is Every Step
    • Supports main text: General
    • Thich Nhat Hanh, 1992
    • ISBN 0553351397

Year 2

  • Breathe: You Are Alive
    • Supports main text: Anapanasati Sutra
    • Thich Nhat Hanh
  • The Miracle of Mindfulness
    • Supports main text: Anapanasati Sutra
    • Thich Nhat Hanh
  • Breath by Breath: The Liberating Practice of Insight Meditation
    • Supports main text: Anapanasati Sutra
    • Larry Rosenberg
  • Transformation and Healing
    • Supports main text: Satipatthana Sutra
    • Thich Nhat Hanh
  • The Four Foundations of Mindfulness in Plain English
    • Supports main text: Satipatthana Sutra
    • Bhante Gunaratana
  • Mindfulness, A Practical Guide to Awakening
    • Supports main text: Satipatthana Sutra
    • Joseph Goldstein
  • The Four Foundations of Mindfulness
    • Supports main text: Satipatthana Sutra
    • Sayadaw U. Silananda
  • What the Buddha Taught
    • Supports main text: The Tree of Enlightenment
    • Walpola Rahula
  • The Vision of Buddhism
    • Supports main text: The Tree of Enlightenment
    • Roger j. Corless
  • Buddhism in Daily Life
    • Supports main text: The Tree of Enlightenment
    • Nina Van Gorkom
  • The World of Tibetan Buddhism: An Overview of its Philosophy and Practice
    • Supports main text: The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying
    • His Holiness the Dalai Lama
  • Essential Tibetan Buddhism
    • Supports main text: The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying
    • Robert A. F. Thurman
  • Tibetan Buddhism from the Ground Up: A Practical Approach for Modern Life
    • Supports main text: The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying
    • B. Alan Wallace and Steven Wilhelm
  • Luminous Passage, The Practice and Study of Buddhism in America
    • Supports main text: Buddhism in America
    • Charles S. Prebish
  • American Buddhism, Methods and Findings in Recent Scholarship
    • Supports main text: Buddhism in America
    • Duncan Ryuken Williams and Christopher S. Queen
  • The Faces of Buddhism in America
    • Supports main text: Buddhism in America
    • Charles S. Prebish and Kenneth K. Tanaka
  • The Long Discourses of the Buddha: A Translation of the Digha Nikaya
    • Supports main text: In the Buddha’s Words
    • Maurice Walshe and Ajahn Sumedo
  • The Middle Length Discourses of the Buddha: A Translation of the Majjhima Nikaya
    • Supports main text: In the Buddha’s Words
    • Bhikkhu Nanamoli and Bhikkhu Bodhi
  • The Numerical Discourses of the Buddha: A Complete Translation of the Anguttara Nikaya
    • Supports main text: In the Buddha’s Words
    • Bhikkhu Bodhi
  • The Connected Discourses of the Buddha: A Translation of the Samyatta Nikaya
    • Supports main text: In the Buddha’s Words
    • Bhikkhu Bodhi

Year 3

  • The Dhammapada: A New Translation Of The Buddhist Classic With Annotations
  • Essence Of The Heart Sutra
  • Thunderous Silence – A Practical Guide To The Heart Sutra
    • Supports main text: Heart Sutra
    • Dosung Yoo
    • ISBN 1614290539
  • The Diamond That Cuts Through Illusion
    • Supports main text: Diamond Sutra
    • Thich Nhat Hanh
    • ISBN 1935209442
  • Awakening Of Faith In The Mahayana
  • Pure Land, Pure Mind
    • Supports main text: Amitabha Sutra
    • Chu-Hung And Tsung-Pen Translated By J.C. Cleary
    • An apparently free copy of various formats is available at https://archive.org/details/PureLandPureMind
  • The Platform Sutra: The Zen Teaching Of Hui-Neng
    • Supports main text: Sutra of Hui Neng
    • Red Pine
    • ISBN 1593761775
  • The Sutra Of Hui-Neng: Grand Master Of Zen
    • Supports main text: Sutra of Hui Neng
    • Thomas Cleary
    • ISBN 1570623481
  • The Lotus Sutra
    • Supports main text: Lotus Sutra
    • Translated By Burton Watson
    • ISBN 0231081618
  • The Ultimate Dimension
    • Supports main text: Lotus Sutra
    • Thich Nhat Hanh (Sounds True Audio Cd)
  • The Holy Teaching Of Vimalakirti
  • The Way Of Chuang Tzu
    • Supports main text: Tao Te Ching
    • Thomas Merton
    • ISBN 0811218511
  • Embracing Mind – The Common Ground Of Science And Spirituality
    • Supports main text: The Universe in a Single Atom: the Convergence of Science and Spirituality
    • B. Alan Wallace
    • ISBN 159030683X

Year 4

  • Buddha Mind, Buddha Body, Walking toward Enlightenment
    • Supports main text:  Understanding Our Minds: 50 Verses on Buddhist Psychology
    • Thich Nhat Hanh, 2007
    • ISBN 9781888375756
  • Transformation at the Base (Understanding our Mind)
    • Supports main text:  Understanding Our Minds: 50 Verses on Buddhist Psychology
    • Talks 1-8 by Norman Fischer commenting on Thich Nhat Hanh’s Transformation at the Base: Fifty Verses on the Nature of Consciousness.
    • Found at everydayzen.org Click on teachings, all teachings, then search for ‘transformation’. All 8 talks should then be available
    • Alternatively, use this link everydayzen.org/teachings. 
  • The Ultimate Dimension, an advanced retreat on the Avatamsaka and Lotus sutras
    • Supports main text:  Avatamsaka Sutra
    • Thich Nhat Hanh, a 6 CD collection from Sounds True.
  • Avatamsaka talks
    • Supports main text:  Avatamsaka Sutra
    • Norman Fischer, talks 1-5
    • Found at everydayzen.org Click on teachings, all teachings, then search for ‘avatamsaka’. All 5 talks should then be available
    • Alternatively, use this link everydayzen.org/teachings. 
  • Hua-yen Buddhism, the Jewel Net of Indra
    • Supports main text:  Avatamsaka Sutra
    • Francis H. Cook, 1977
    • ISBN 027102190x
  • Healing Anger: The Power of Patience from the Buddhist Perspective
    • Supports main text:   Anger
    • the Dalai Lama, 1977
    • ISBN 1559390735
  • The Cow in the Parking Lot, A Zen Approach to Overcoming Anger
    • Supports main text:   Anger
    • Leonard Scheff and Susan Edmiston, 2010
    • ISBN 9700761158158
  • No Time to Lose
    • Supports main text:  The Way of the Bodhisattva
    • Pema Chodron, 2005
    • ISBN 1590301358
  • A Flash of Lightning in the Dark of Night: A Guide to the Bodhisattva’s Way of Life
    • Supports main text:  The Way of the Bodhisattva
    • the Dalai Lama,1994
    • ISBN 0877739714
  • Practicing Wisdom: The Perfection of Shantideva’s Bodhisattva Way
    • Supports main text:  The Way of the Bodhisattva
    • the Dalai Lama, 204
    • ISBN 9780861711826
  • Mindfulness: A Practical Guide to Awakening
    • Supports main text:  A Heart Full of Peace
    • Joseph Goldstein,2013
    • ISBN 9781622030637
  • A Path with Heart: A Guide Through the Perils and Promises of Spiritual Life
    • Supports main text:  A Heart Full of Peace
    • Jack Kornfield,1993
    • ISBN 998055337213
  • Lovingkindness: The Revolutionary Art of Happiness
    • Supports main text:  A Heart Full of Peace
    • Sharon Salzberg, 2002
    • ISBN 9781570629037