Recommended Reading


  1. Stages Of Meditation: Training the mind for wisdom 
    by the Dalai Lama
  2. The Heart of Prajna Paramita Sutra: Verses without a Stand and Prose Commentary 
    by Master Hsuan Hua
  3. Meditations of a Buddhist Skeptic 
    by Alan Wallace
  4. The Compass of Zen 
    by Zen Master Seung Sahn
  5. The Buddha In Daily Life: An Introduction to the Buddhism of Nichiren Daishonin 
    by Causton (Author), Richard G Causton Causton (Author)
  6. Buddhism for Today: A Modern Interpretation of the Threefold Lotus Sutra 
    by Nikkyo Niwano
  7. The Life of the Buddha: According to the Pali Canon 
    by Bhikkhu Nanomoli
  8. The Way of the Bodhisattva 
    by Shantideva (Author), Padmakara Translation Group (Translator)
  9. The Miracle Of Mindfulness 
    by Thich Nhat Hanh
  10. The Heart Of Buddha’s Teaching 
    by Thich Nhat Hanh
  11. Zen Mind Beginners Mind
    by Shunryu Suzuki

Books Specific to Tendai Buddhism

  1. Saicho: The Establishment of the Japanese Tendai School
    by Paul Groner
  2. The Essentials of Buddhist Meditation
    by Shramana Zhiyi (Author), Bhikshu Dharmamitra (Translator)
  3. The Six Dharma Gates to the Sublime
    by Shramana Zhiyi (Author), Bhikshu Dharmamitra (Translator)
  4. Foundations of T’ien T’ai Philosophy: The Flowering of the Two Truth Theory in Chinese Buddhism
    by Paul L. Swanson
  5. The Collected Teachings of the Tendai Lotus School
    by BDK English Tripitaka Series Leo Pruden (Translator), Paul L. Swanson (Translator)
  6. The Essentials of the Eight Traditions: And The Candle of the Latter Dharma
    by BDK English Tripitaka Series Leo M. Pruden (Translator), Robert Rhodes (Translator)
  7. Tendai Lotus Texts
    by BDK English Tripitaka Series Tsugunari Kubo (Translator), Joseph M. Longan (Translator), Terry Abbott (Translator), Masao Ichishima (Translator), David W. Chappell (Translator)
  8. Stopping and Seeing: Comprehensive Course in Buddhist Meditation
    by Chih-i (Author), Thomas Cleary (Translator)
  9. Right View, Right Life: Insights
    by Kohno
  10. Ryogen and Mount Hiei: Japanese Tendai in the Tenth Century
    by Paul Groner
  11. Legend and Legitimation: The Formation of Tendai Esoteric Buddhism in Japan
    by Jinhua Chen
  12. The Marathon Monks of Mount Hiei
    by John Stevens
  13. Walk Like a Mountain: The Handbook of Buddhist Walking Practice
    by Innen Ray Parchelo
  14. Zen is for Everyone: The “Xiao Zhi Guan” Text 
    by Zhiyi (Author) Michael Saso (Translator)
  15. Being and Ambiguity: Philosophical Experiments with Tiantai Buddhism 
    by Brook Ziporyn
  16. Emptiness and Omnipresence: An Essential Introduction to Tiantai Buddhism
    by Brook Ziporyn
  17. Evil and/or/as the Good: Omnicentrism, Intersubjectivity and Value Paradox in Tiantai Buddhist Thought
    by Brook Ziporyn
  18. Genshin’s Ojoyoshu and the Construction of Pure Land Discourse in Heian Japan
    by Robert Rhodes


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