Recommandations for further readings

Zen | Spirituality + Meditation | Psychology | E-Learning

The following books Fr. AMA Samy has recommanded to his students for their Zen studies. Some book reviews are taken from the -> Zen Buddhism WWW Virtual Library

Zen: Theory, Practice, Koans

Abe, Masao: „A study of Dogen. His philosophy and religion”, Edited by Steven Heine, State University of New York, 1992
- Bodiford, William M.: „Soto Zen in Medieval Japan“, Kuroda Institute, Studies in East Asia Buddhism, 1993
- Faure, Bernard: “The rhetoric of immediacy. A cultural critique of Chan/Zen Buddhism”, Princeton University Press, New Jersey 1991
- Fuwei, Shen: “Cultural flow between China and outside world throughout history”, Foreign Languages Press Beijing 1996
- Heine, Steven/Wright, Dale S.: “The Koan. Texts and Contexts in Zen Buddhism”. Oxford University Press 2000 -> book review (Download PDF), Source: Zen Buddhism Virtual Library
- Heine, Steven and Wright, Dale S.: ”The Zen Koan. Understanding classic texts”, Oxford University Press 2004
- Heisig, James W./Maraldo, John C. (Editors): “Rude Awakenings: Zen, the Kyoto School, & the Question of Nationalism”. Nanzan Studies in Religion and Culture, University of Hawaii Press, 1995
- Hoffmann, Yoel: “The sound of the one hand. 281 Zen Koans with answers”, translated with commentary, New York 1975
- Hori, Victor Sogen: “Zen sand. The book of capping phrases for Koan practice“, University of Hawaii Press 2003 -> book review
- Izutsu, Toshihiko: “Towards a philosophy of Zen Buddhism”. Prajna Press, Boulder 9182
- Kraft, Kenneth: “Eloquent Zen. Daito and early Japanese Zen“, University of Hawaii Press, 1992
- Linji: “Das Denken ist ein wilder Affe. Aufzeichnungen und Unterweisungen des großen Zenmeisters Das Linji Lu“, Bern, München, Wien 1995
- McRae, John R.: “Seeing through Zen. Encounter, transformation and Genealogy in Chinese Chan Buddhism”, University of California Press 2003 -> book review
- Park, Sung Bae:” Buddhist faith and sudden enlightenment”, State University of New York, 1983
- “(The) Platform of the 6th patriarch.” Text of Tun-Huang, translated with notes by Philip B. Yampolsky, Columbia University Press 1967
- Preston, David L.:” The social organization of Zen practice. Constructing transcultural reality”, Cambridge University Press 1988
- Ruusbroec, Jan van: „Mysticism. Buddhism and Christianity”, Nanzan Studies in Religion and Culture, New York 1995
- Victoria, Brian: “Zen at war”. New York 1997 -> book review
- Wright, Dale S. et al.: “Philosophical Meditations on Zen Buddhism”, Cambridge Studies in Religious Traditions, Cambridge University Press 1998 -> book review (Download PDF), Source: Zen Buddhism Virtual Library
- Yamada Koun Roshi, Peter Lengsfeld: Hekiganroku - Die Niederschrift vom blauen Fels. Die klassische Koansammlung mit neuen Teishos, 2002

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Spirituality and Meditation

- Bailie, Gil: “Violence unveiled. Humanity at the crossroads”, New York 1997
- Hillesum, Etty: „Etty Hillesum: An Interrupted Life”. The Diaries 1941-1943 and Letters, ed. by the Hillesum foundation, 2002
- Kornfield, Jack: “After the ecstasy - the laundry. How the heart grows wise on the spiritual path”, Bantam 2000
- Kornfield, Jack: “Das Tor des Erwachens. Wie Erleuchtung das tägliche Leben verändert“, München 2000
- Kushner, Harold S.. „Living a life that matters. Resolving the conflict between consciousness and success”, London 2001
- Kurtz, Ernest/Ketcham, Katherine: “The spirituality of imperfection. Storytelling and the journey to the wholeness”, New York 1992
- Moore, Thomas: “Care of the soul. A guide for cultivating depth and sacredness in everyday life”, Harper Collins 1992

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- Ascher, L. Michael (ed.): “Therapeutic paradox”, Temple University Health Science Center, New York 1998
- Aspinwall, Lisa G. / Stardinger, Ursula M. (ed.): “A psychology of human strengths. Fundamental questions and future directions for a positive psychology”. Washington 2003
- Booker, Christopher: “The 7 basic plots. Why we tell stories”, 2004
- Coen, Stanley J. :“The misuse of persons. Analyzing pathological dependency”, London 1992
- Dreyden, Windy (ed.): “Research in counselling and psychotherapy. Practical applications”, London, New York 1996
- Csikszentmihalyi, Mihaly: “The evolving self. A psychology for the third millennium”, New York 1993
- Damasio, Antonio R.: “Descartes error. Emotion, reason and the human brain”, 1994
- Dawes, Robyn M.: “House of cards. Psychology and psychotherapy built on myth”, New York 1994
- Duncan, Barry L. / Rock, Joseph R.:” Overcoming relationship impasses. Ways to change when your partner won’t help”, New York, London 1991
- Dutton, Donald G. :”The abusive personality. Violence and control in intimate relationships”, New York, London 1998
- Gordon, David / Meyers-Andersen, Marybeth: “Phoenix. Therapeutic patterns of Milton H. Erickson”, 1981
- Gudorf, Christine E.: “Body, Sex, and Pleasure: Reconstructing Christian Sexual Ethics “, 1994
- Hastings, Anne Stirling: “Body and Soul: Sexuality on the Brink of Change”, Insight Books, 1996
- Haynes, Steven C. / Barnes-Holmes, Desmot / Roche, Brain (ed.): “Relational frame theory. A post-skinnerian account of human language and cognition”, New York 2001
- Heard, William G.: “The healing between. A clinical guide to dialogical psychotherapy”, New York 1993
- Helminski, Kabir: “The knowing heart. A sufi way of transformation”, Boston, London 1999
- Hillman, James: “Loose ends. Primary Papers in Archetypal Psychology”, Texas 1978
- Hillman, James: “The soul’s code. In search of character and calling”, New York 1996
- Kanter, Rosabeth Moss: “Confidence. How winning streaks and losing streak, Begin and and”, New York 2004
- Kottler, Jeffrey A. / Carlson, Jon: „The mummy and the dining room table. Eminent therapists reveal their unusual cases”, San Francisco 2003
- Levin, David Michael (ed.): “Pathologies of the modern Self. Post modern studies on narcissism, schizophrenia, and depression”, New York University 1996
- Mahrer, Alvin R.: „The complete guide to Experiential Psychotherapy”, New York 1996
- Milton, Joyce: “The road to Malpsychia. Humanistic Psychology and Our Discontents”, 2002
- Nathan, Peter E. / Gorman, Jack M. (ed.): “A guide to treatments that work”, Oxford University Press 2002
- Omer, Hain: “Nonviolent resistance. A new approach to violent and self-destructing children”, Cambridge University Press 2002
- Paul, Annie Murphy: “The cult of personality. How personality tests are leading us to miseducate our children, mismanage our companies, and misunderstand ourselves”, New York 2004
- Rogers, Eugene F. (ed.): “Theology and Sexuality: Classic and Contemporary Readings”, Blackwell Readings in Modern Theology 2002
- Salzberg, Sharon. “Faith: Trusting Your Own Deepest Experience”, 2003
- Sardello, Robert. “Love and the Soul: Creating a Future for Earth”, Harper Collins 1995
- Schenk, Roy U. / Everingham, John (ed.): “Men Healing Shame: An Anthology, Springer Series: Focus on Men, 1995
- Scotton, Bruce W. / Chinen, Allan B. / Battista, John B. (ed.): Textbook of transpersonal psychiatry and psychology”, New York 1996
- Sternberg, Robert J.: „Love is a story. A theory of relationships”, Oxford University Press 1998
- Stevens, Anthony: “”Archetypes. Natural history of the self. A pioneering investigation into the biological basis of Jung’s theory of archetypes”, 1982
- Vaillant. George E.: “Aging Well: Surprising Guideposts to a Happier Life”, Landmark Harvard Study of Adult Development, Little Brown and Company, 2003
- Wolf, Ernest S.: „Treating the Self. Elements of clinical self psychology”, New York 1998

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