Zen and Zen Art Books

Important Books about Zen and Zen Art

Zen Circles of Enlightenment

by Audrey Yoshiko Seo
Foreword by John Daido Lori
Price: $10.88
This is a wonderful book explaining the profound history of the Zen circle and showing some of the finest examples.
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Brush Mind
by Kazuaki Tanahashi
Price: $25.00
Called Taz by his students, he is a modern master of the Zen Brush. This book has long been out of print. I'm so happy that it is finally available again. See what many, including me, consider the best Zen Brush painting being done today.
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Zen Mind Beginner's Mind
by Shunryo Suzuki
Price: $10.17
This book is a true Zen classic by a Zen pioneer who founded the San Francisco Zen Center and, as much as anyone, was directly responsible for Zen's popularity in America. A Zen treasure.
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No Beginning, No End
The Intimate Heart of Zen

by Jakusho Kwong
Foreword by Thich Nhat Hanh
Price: $11.53
Written by a wonderful Zen Teacher and successor in the lineage of Shunryu Suzuki. The author is also a wonderful calligrapher and offers his unique calligraphy throughout the book.
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The Gateless Gate
Classic Book of Zen Koans
by Koun Yamada
Price: $11.53
This is a wonderful book of the classic Zen Koans with brilliant contemporary commentary. Zen Koans are not puzzles for the mind, but methods for seeing directly into your True Nature, which is also the True Nature of all things.
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Nothing To Do, Nowhere To Go
Waking Up To Who You Are

by Thich Nhat Hanh
Price: $13.46
This is one of my favorite of many books written by my teacher. It is a commentary on the teachings of Zen Master Lin Chi, one of the founders of Zen, and a direct lineage ancestor of our school of Zen. The writing is crystal clear and insightful as all Thay's books are. If you are new to Zen, you might want to explore some of his more basic books which are available at this website and save this one for a little later. Or just plunge in.
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Zen Brushwork
by Tanchu Terayama
Price: $18.48
A very detailed and scholarly look at Zen Brush painting, called Shodo in Japan or the Way of the Brush. Fine illustrations and examples.
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