Books by Robert Aitken Roshi 

The Dragon Who Never Sleeps: Verses for Zen Buddhist Practice Berkeley, CA: Parallax Press, 1992.

Encouraging Words: Zen Buddhist Teachings for Western Students New York, NY & San Francisco, CA: Pantheon Books, 1993.

The Gateless Barrier: The Wu-Men Kuan (Mumonkan). Berkeley, CA: North Point Press, 1991.

The Ground We Share: Everyday Practice, Buddhist and Christian Boston, MA & London, England: Shambhala, 1996. (With David Steindl-Rast).

The Mind of Clover: Essays in Zen Buddhist Ethics New York, NY: North Point Press, 1984.

Original Dwelling Place: Zen Buddhist Essays Washington, DC: Counterpoint, 1997.

Taking the Path of Zen New York, NY: North Point Press, 1982.

The Practice of Perfection: The Paramitas from a Zen Buddhist Perspective. Washington, DC: Counterpoint, 1997.

Zen Master Raven: Sayings and Doings of a Wise Bird. Boston, MA, Rutland, VT & Tokyo, Japan: Tuttle Publishing, 2002.

A Zen Wave: Basho’s Haiku and Zen New York, NY & Tokyo, Japan: Weatherhill, 1978.

Other Helpful Books

Foster, Nelson & Jack Shoemaker. The Roaring Stream: A New Zen Reader (Ecco Companions). Hopewell, NJ: The Ecco Press, 1996.

Kapleau, Philip. The Three Pillars of Zen: Teaching, Practice, and Enlightenment. New York, NY: Anchor Press/Doubleday, 1989.

Suzuki, Shunryu. Zen Mind, Beginner’s Mind New York, NY & Tokyo, Japan: Weatherhill, 1998.

Bolleter, Ross. Dongshan’s Five Ranks: Keys to Enlightenment. Wisdom Publications, 2014.

Etty Hillesum: An Interrupted Life, the Diaries & Letters from Westerbork; Eva Hoffman

Muso Soseki: Sun at Midnight; W.S. Merwin

Dialogues in a Dream: The life and teachings of Muso Soseki; Thomas Kirchner