Our 100 Best Selling Books

101 books that just might change your life forever.

Through the years Zen Buddhism has created an overwhelming library of great books. This list is meant to serve as a starting point for beginners and a refresher course for the experts.

Alan Watts — The Way of Zen
D. T. Suzuki — An Introduction to Zen Buddhism
Dalai Lama & Desmond Tutu — The Book of Joy
Pema Chodron — When Things Fall Apart
Philip Kapleau Roshi — The Three Pillars of Zen
Shunryu Suzuki — Zen Mind, Beginner’s Mind
Thich Nhat Hanh — The Heart of the Buddha's Teaching
Alan Watts — The Book: On the Taboo of Knowing Who You Are
Dalai Lama — In My Own Words
Lao Tzu — Tao Te Ching (trans. Stephen Mitchell)
Thich Nhat Hanh — Peace Is Every Step
Thomas Byrom — The Dhammapada: The Sayings of the Buddha
Jack Kornfield — The Wise Heart
Karen Armstrong — Buddha
Alan Watts — Tao: The Watercourse Way
Paul Reps — Zen Flesh, Zen Bones
Taizan Maezumi — On Zen Practice
Dalai Lama — The Art of Happiness
Chogyam Trungpa — Shambhala: The Sacred Path of the Warrior
Jon Kabat-Zinn — Mindfulness for Beginners
Sharon Salzberg — Real Happiness
Thich Nhat Hanh — The Miracle of Mindfulness
Pema Chodron — The Places That Scare You
Henepola Gunaratana — Loving-Kindness in Plain English
Jampa Thaye — The Essentials of Tibetan Buddhism
Joan Halifax — Standing at the Edge
Alan Watts — The Wisdom of Insecurity
Robert Aitken — Zen Master Raven
Thich Nhat Hanh — No Mud, No Lotus
Yongey Mingyur — Turning Confusion Into Clarity
Lama Surya Das — Letting Go of the Person You Used to Be
Dalai Lama — How to Practice
Matthieu Ricard — Enlightened Vagabond
Alan Watts — This Is It
Christina Feldman — Boundless Heart
Eugen Herrigel — Zen in the Art of Archery
Joseph Goldstein — Insight Meditation
Ryuho Okawa — The Challenge of the Mind
Pema Chodron — Living Beautifully
Red Pine — Lao-Tzu's Taoteching
Thich Nhat Hanh — Anger: Wisdom for Cooling the Flames
Chogyam Trungpa — Training the Mind
Sharon Salzberg — Love Your Enemies
Alan Watts — What Is Tao?
Eckhart Tolle — The Power of Now
Jules Shuzen Harris — Zen Beyond Mindfulness
Sam Hamill — The Poetry of Zen
Thich Nhat Hanh — Fear
Alan Watts — The Meaning of Happiness
Jon Kabat-Zinn — Wherever You Go, There You Are
Thich Nhat Hanh — Living Buddha Living Christ
Joan Halifax — The Fruitful Darkness
David R. Loy — Ecodharma
Kakuzo Okakura — The Book of Tea
Pema Chodron — Comfortable with Uncertainty
Alan Watts — What Is Zen?
Chogyam Trungpa — The Bodhisattva Path of Wisdom and Compassion
Sharon Salzberg — Loving-Kindness
Yongey Mingyur — The Joy of Living
Lama Surya Das — Awakening the Buddha Within
Thich Nhat Hanh — The Art of Living
Chris Prentiss — Zen and the Art of Happiness
Loch Kelly — Effortless Mindfulness
Susan Piver — The Four Nobel Truths of Love
Thomas Merton — The Way of Chuang Tzu
Dalai Lama — Little Book of Inner Peace
Pema Chodron — The Pocket Pema Chodron
Thich Nhat Hanh — Be Free Where You Are
Joan Halifax — Being With Dying
Red Pine — The Zen Teachings of Bodhidharma
Charlotte Joko Beck — Everyday Zen
Jack Kornfield - Path With A Heart
Thich Nhat Hanh — The Art of Living
Thich Nhat Hanh — Your True Home
Ian Tuhovsky — Zen: Beginner’s Guide
Upasika Kee Nanayon — Pure and Simple
Katsuki Sekida — Zen Training
Susan Edmiston — The Cow in the Parking Lot
Alan Watts — Man, Nature, and the Nature of Man
Jon Kabat-Zinn — Full Catastrophe Living
Chogyam Trungpa — Cutting Through Spiritual Materialism
Sharon Salzberg — Real Love
Dalai Lama — An Open Heart
Thich Nhat Hanh — You Are Here
Pema Chodron — Compassion Cards
Aksapāda — The Tao of Dogen
Alan Watts — Cloud-Hidden, Whereabouts Unknown
Kazuaki Tanahashi — The Essential Dogen
Shunryu Suzuki — Not Always So
Tara Brach — Radical Acceptance
Meido Moore — The Rinzai Zen Way
Yongey Mingyur — The Joy of Living
Robert Aitken — Taking the Path of Zen
Thich Nhat Hanh — Being Peace
Lama Surya Das — Make Me One With Everything
Hermann Hesse — Siddhartha
Alan Watts — The Philosophy of Tao
Pema Chodron — Start Where You Are
Sharon Salzberg — The Force of Kindness
Thich Nhat Hanh — Understanding Our Mind