Good Books

I find these books very helpful. They are listed alphabetically.

Bring Me the Rhinoceros, John Tarrant

Buddhism is Not What You Think, Steve Hagen

Buddhism Plain and Simple, Steve Hagen

Hand Wash Cold, Karen Maezen Miller

Meditation Now or Never, Steve Hagen

Not Always So, Shunryu Suzuki

Opening the Hand of Thought, Kosho Uchiyama

Nothing Holy About It, Tim Burkett, edited by Wanda Isle

Paradise in Plain Sight, Karen Maezen Miller

Returning to Silence, Dainin Katagiri

Sacred Economics, Charles Eisenstein

Upside-Down Zen, Susan Murphy

You Have to Say Something, Dainin Katagiri

Zen Mind, Beginners Mind, Shunryu Suzuki

5 thoughts on “Good Books

  1. Stuart says:

    Steve Hagen is the teacher I will never meet…big ocean in the middle I’m afraid… Buddhism Plain and Simple was the second book on Zen/Dharma I read and it really resonated with me. 9 years later I’m still reading it – and his other works, I also listen to his online dharma-talks. Full of simple, easy to understand wisdom, useful to beginner and seasoned practitioner alike. I cannot recommended his writing enough.


  2. Nigel Hillen says:

    Picking up that same book in an Amsterdam bookshop affected me in the same way that it affected you Joseph. I suspect that many others have had a similar experience. I too am very grateful to Steve and to Dharma Field’s other teachers for the books and podcasts. Keep up the good work.


  3. Joseph Duffey says:

    I knew little about Buddhism, but by chance, I too picked up Steve Hagens “Buddhism Plain and Simple”. I can not recommend this powerful book highly enough! It was this book that started me on the Path.

    I live where there are no Dharma Teachers, Steves’ books and CD Courses have changed my life profoundly! I am so grateful for Steve Hagen and everyone at Dharma Field! I have much love, gratitude and respect for you all!

    Thank You All so very much!


  4. Nigel Hillen says:

    Several years ago, I picked up a copy of “Buddhism Plain and Simple” in an English bookshop in Amsterdam. This short, well-written, and engaging book is very dense, so one reading is not enough. Anyone opening this book is at serious risk of having their horizons drastically broadened and, with luck, of eventually waking up.


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