An assortment of suggested initial readings.
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What the Buddha Taught, Walpola Rahula, Grove Press, 1959, 1974
Teachings of the Zen Ancestors:
Cultivating the Empty Field: The Silent Illumination of Zen Master Hongzhi, trans. Taigen Leighton, Tuttle, 2000
Moon in a Dewdrop: Writings of Zen Master Dogen, ed. K. Tanahashi, Northpoint, 1995
The Book of Serenity, Thomas Cleary, Lindisfarne Press, 1990
The Gateless Gate, Koun Yamada, Wisdom, 2004
Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind, Shunryu Suzuki, Weatherhill, 1973
Living By Vow, Shohaku Okamura, Wisdom, 2012
Everyday Zen: Love and Work, Charlotte Joko Beck, Harper, 2007
Taking the Path of Zen, Robert Aitken, North Point, 1982