Hi , I want to get this community going!! So I am hoping to spark some constructive discourse over books. Everyone loves them :) I would like to hear what you all are reading.
Here is my active list ( it is pretty Dogen heavy right now ):
The Mountains and Water Sutra: A Practioner’s Guide to Dogen’s Sansuikyo – I am not very far into this book yet. I am finding it more accessible than reading some of Dogen’s works directly.
Realizing Genjokoan: The Keys to Dogen’s Shobogenzo – I recently read the Shobogenzo. I enjoyed the read but felt like I didn’t grok a lot of the subtler / contextual ideas. This book is illuminating. I would suggest reading it first and then the Shobogenzo , if you’re inclined.
The Once and Future Witches: Completely unrelated to Buddhism but a fun read :)
Anyways, these are the books I am reading. I am a Soto Zen student , hints the Dogen focus. I would love to hear other Zen book suggestions but I am also very interested in non-Soto Zen books/recommendations :)