Zen Books for Beginners

A list of books for beginners to Zen, or those looking to refresh their beginner's mind. Originally from the San Francisco Zen Center website.
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69 books · 74 voters · list created May 14th, 2011 by Zaven (votes) .
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Christina.reads I was reading Laughing Buddha: The Alchemy of Euphoric Livingthis month. The best book I read on Buddha lifestyle.


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Craig I would hesitate to recommend this list to a beginner. Many of these books have nothing to do with Zen.


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