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There are hundreds of great sources of information on meditation and dharma. The intent here is to provide a pithy source of “sourcebooks”, downloads, and web sites. As understanding deepens–so can the well.
The Myth of Freedom and the Way of Meditation —Chogyam Trungpa
A wonderful and timeless (modern) guide to the complete path of Tibetan Buddhism and meditation.
Mindfulness and Awareness—and Boredom–are must reads.
Being Right Here—James Low
Short and to the point. A very good primer on Dzogchen view–from preliminaries to awakening.
Cultivating the Empty Field—the Silent Illumination of Master Honghzi
—Taigen Dan Leighton
Dogen’s predecessor provides poetic instruction on just sitting (shikantaza) practice. It shares much in common with Dzogchen meditation. Beautiful.
Dzogchen-The Heart Essence of the Great Perfection
—His Holiness The 14th Dalai Lama
Expectations are problematic! Parts of this book provide a remarkably clear and precise explanation of Dzogchen view and meditation. Descriptive guide of course to subtle, to clear light states of mind.
Being Upright: Zen Meditation and the Bodhisattva Precepts
Suzuki Roshi and Dogen permeate this text. Zen precepts from a big looking glass; leaning more towards the absolute. Broadly expansive and thought provoking. Take what is pertinent-it is richly offered.
Flowers Fall: A Commentary on Zen Master Dogen's Genjokoan
—Hakuun Yasutani ranslated by Paul Jaffe
An amazing description of Dogen's masterpiece on enlightened nature. Yasutani is stern, intense and unabashed. He pierces through marrow - and sometimes beyond.
The Third Turning of the Wheel- Wisdom of the Samdhinirmocana Sutra
—Tenshin Roshi Anderson
Utterly transformative, subtle and vast. Amazingly precise, yet warmly compassionate in scope. Pure Soto view emanates from this wonderful gift. This is an ongoing work in progress that continuously brings forth deeper understanding. A challenging text, but take your time and hang in there.