Puerto Vallarta Zen Group







resident priest




Wood block print of the Diamond Sutra

The Diamond Sutra (printed in 868 CE)

Online texts

Verse of Purification The Four Great Vows

The Heart Sutra

Metta Sutta
The Bodhisattva Precepts Hymn to the Perfection of Wisdom Sandokai: The Merging of Difference and Unity Soanka: Song Of The Grass Hut
Enmei Jukku Kannon Gyo Verses on the Faith-Mind Meal Chants Selections from Dogen

Other recommendations:

Title Author Comments Publisher ISBN
*Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind Shunryu Suzuki If you only have one book about Zen, this should be it. Weatherhill 0834800799
*Not Always So " The sequel to Zen Mind ... Quill 0060957549
Branching Streams Flow in the Darkness " Suzuki Roshi's commentary on The Merging of Difference and Unity University of California Press 0520219821
Crooked Cucumber David Chadwick Biography of Suzuki Roshi Broadway 0767901053
*Opening to You Norman Fischer Zen inspired translations of the Psalms Viking Adult 0670030619
*Taking Our Places " The Buddhist Path to truly growing up Harper San Francisco 0060505516
Infinite Circle Bernie Glassman Commentaries on Zen Basics Shambhala 1590300793
Lovingkindness Sharon Salzberg A simple and profound practice Shambhala 157062903X
*The Places that Scare You Pema Chödrön Heart advice for difficult times Shambhala 1570629218
When Things Fall Apart " More of the same Shambhala 1570623449
*Mindfulness in Plain English Bhante Henepola Gunaratana Vipassana meditation taught by a master Wisdom Publications 0861713214
*What the Buddha Taught Walpola Rahula Basic Buddhism Grove Press 0802130313
*The Heart of the Buddha's Teaching Thich Nhat Hanh Basic Buddhism Broadway Books 0767903692
The Heart of Understanding " Commentary on the Heart Sutra Parallax Press 0938077112

* Copies of these books are in the group's library.