Savannah Zen Center Sutra Book

A special NEW PDF version of our Sutra Book, containing the Heart Sutra, The Refuges, Dharinis, excerpts from the Metta Sutta, works by Dogen and Sekito Kisen and much more.



There are many books available on Zen and on Buddhism in general. The following works are recommended either because they are particularly informative, or because they are relevant to the Soto School of Zen as practiced by the Savannah Zen Center.

Zen Mind, Beginner’s Mind by Shunryu Suzuki

Not Always So: Practicing the True Spirit of Zen by Shunryu Suzuki

Branching Streams Flow in the Darkness by Shunryu Suzuki

Opening the Hand of Thought by Kosho Uchiyama Roshi

From the Zen Kitchen to Enlightenment by Kosho Uchiyama Roshi

Returning to Silence by Dianin Katagiri

The Heart Sutra by Red Pine

Warm Smiles from Cold Mountains by Reb Anderson

Enlightenment Unfolds- Teachings of Zen Master Dogen by Kazuaki Tanahashi

The Heart of the Buddha’s Teaching by Thicht Nhat Hahn

The Sun My Heart by Thicht Nhat Hahn

A Path With Heart by Jack Kornfield

When Things Fall Apart by Pema Chodron

The Wisdom of No Escape by Pema Chodron



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