Sangha Policies & Documents

Zen River Ethical Guidelines
Zen River General Administrative Policy
Zen River Grievance Policy

Hollow Bones Sutra Book
Mondo Zen Training Manual



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Recommended Reading

A Heart Blown Open: The Life & Practice of Jun Po Denis Kelly Roshi – Keith Martin Smith
The Junpo Roku – Daju Suzanne Friedman

What the Buddha Taught – Walpola Rahula
The Heart of the Buddha’s Teaching – Thich Nhat Hanh
Introduction to Zen Buddhism – D.T. Suzuki
Zen Buddhism – D.T. Suzuki
Zen Mind Beginners Mind – Shunryu Suzuki
Zen Women (Beyond Tea Ladies,Iron Maidens and Macho Masters) – Grace Shireson
Daughters of Emptiness (Poems of Chinese Buddhist Nuns) – Beata Grant
Path with Heart – Jack Kornfield
After the Ecstasy The Laundry – Jack Kornfield
The Zen Commandments – Dean Slyuter
The Enlightened Heart – Stephen Mitchell
The Enlightened Mind – Stephen Mitchell
When Things Fall Apart – Pema Chodron
The Heart of Understanding – Thich Nhat Han
Awareness – Anthony deMello
Three Pillars of Zen – Philip Kapleau
Everyday Zen – Charlotte Joko Beck
Sweet Zen – Cheri Huber
Thirst – Mary Oliver