Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Reading List

First Year

The Beginner’s Guide to Zen Buddhism by Jean Smith
Kokoro – The Heart Within by Seijaku Roshi
Bringing the Sacred to Life – The Daily Practice of Zen Ritual by Daido Loori

Second Year

Being Upright – Zen Meditation and the Bodhisattva Precepts by Reb Anderson
Mind of Clover: Essays in Zen Buddhist Ethics [no kindle] by Robert Aitken
Bells, Gongs and Wooden Fish – Voices for Buddhist Change [no kindle] by Venerable Master Hsing Yun
Stepping into Freedom – An Introduction to Buddhist Monastic Training [no kindle] by Thich Nhat Hanh
Pure Heart Enlightened Mind by Moura O’Halloran

Third Year Students

One Dharma by Joseph Goldstein
The Feeling Buddha [no kindle] by David Brazier
Zen and the Birds of Appetite by Thomas Merton
Marcus Aurelius Meditations [free on kindle]
Code of the Samurai by Thomas Cleary
The Empty Mirror [no kindle] by Janwillem Van De Wetering

Fourth Year Students

The Wisdom of No Escape by Pema Chodron
Crossing the Desert [no kindle] by Robert J. Wicks
Tea Life, Tea Mind [no kindle] by Soshitsu Sen XV
Returning to Silence [no kindle] by Dainin Katagiri
The Zen Life [no kindle] by Koji Sato

Other Books

Buddhism Plain and Simple by Steve Hagen

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Death Row Economics

Interesting discussion on how to prevent about 75% of murders and save the expense of death row cases.

http://www.ted.com/talks/david_r_dow_lessons_from_death_row_inmates.html

Non controversial discussion around death penalty process too.