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The Quarterly Newsletter of The Zen Center of Denver
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Each issue of Mountains Talking contains a Dharma Talk by Karin Kempe Sense, Ken Morgareidge Sensei or Peggy Sheehan Sensei, news, calendars, and events of the Zen Center of Denver. Yearly subscriptions are available for $10.

Zen (Contemporary)
A Flower Does Not Talk; Z. Shibayama
Dharma Drum; Sheng-yen
Dropping Ashes on the Buddha; Seung Sahn
Encouraging Words; R. Aitken
Essays in Zen Buddhism, Series 1-3; D.T. Suzuk
Everyday Zen; C. Beck
Getting the Buddha Mind; Sheng-yen
Golden Wind; E. Shimano
Like a Dream, Like a Fantasy: The Zen Writings of Nyogen Senzaki; E. Shimano
Mind of Clover; R. Aitken
Mountain Record of Zen Talks; J. Loori
Nine Mountains; Kusan
Nothing Special; C. Beck
On Zen Practice Series - Volumes 1-3; T. Maezumi, B. Glassman
Only Don't Know; Seung Sahn
Opening the Hand of Thought; K. Uchiyama
Original Dwelling Place; R. Aitken
Ox Herding at Morgan's Bay; Sheng-yen
Points of Departure; E. Shimano
Pure Heart Enlightened Mind; M. O'Halloran
Returning to Silence; D. Katagiri
Taking the Path of Zen; R. Aitken
The Compass of Zen; Seung Sahn
The Dragon Who Never Sleeps; R. Aitken
The Eight Gates of Zen; J. Loori
The Hazy Moon of Enlightenment; T. Maezumi, B. Glassman
The Heart of Being; J. Loori
The Practice of Perfection; R. Aitken
The Three Pillars of Zen; P. Kapleau
The Tiger's Cave; T. Leggett
The Way of Korean Zen; Kusan
The Work of This Moment; T. Packer
Zen is Eternal Life; M. Kennett
Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind; S. Suzuki
Zen, Dawn in the West; P. Kapleau
 
Zen (Ancestral)
A First Zen Reader; T. Leggett
A Man of Zen: The Recorded Sayings of Layman P'ang; R. Sasaki, Y. Iriya
Bankei Zen; P. Haskel
Ch'an and Zen Teaching, Series 1 and 2; Lu K'uan Yu (C. Luk)
Cultivating the Empty Field: The Silent Illumination of Zen Master Hongzhi; T. Leighton
Dream Conversations; T. Cleary
Master Yun Men; U. App
Original Teachings of Ch'an Buddhism; C. Chang
Swampland Flowers: The Letters and Lectures of Zen Master Ta-Hui; C. Cleary
The Discourse on the Inexhaustible Lamp of the Zen School; Torei Enji
The Eye Never Sleeps; D. Merzel
The Gospel According to Zen; R. Sohl, A. Carr
The Infinite Mirror; Sheng-yen
The Original Face: An Anthology of Rinzai Zen; T. Cleary
The Practice of Zen; C. Chang
The Record of Tung-shan; W. Powell
The Roaring Stream; N. Foster, J. Shoemaker
The Sayings and Doings of Pai-Chang; T. Cleary
The Sword of Wisdom; Sheng-yen
The Transmission of the Mind Outside the Teachings; C. Luk
The Unborn: The Life and Teaching of Zen Master Bankei; N. Waddell
The Zen Master Hakuin; P. Yampolsky
The Zen Teaching of Bodhidharma; R. Pine
The Zen Teaching of Huang Po; J. Blofeld
The Zen Teaching of Lin Chi; B. Watson
The Zen Teachings of Huai-Hai; J. Blofeld
Timeless Spring: A Soto Anthology; T. Cleary
Tracing Back the Radiance: Chinul's Korean Way of Zen; R. Buswell Jr.
Wild Ivy: The Spiritual Autobiography of Zen Master Hakuin; N. Waddell
Zen Dawn: Early Zen; J. Cleary
Zen Flesh, Zen Bones; P. Reps
     
Dogen Studies
A Primer of Soto Zen: Dogen's Shobogenzo Zuimonki; Dogen, R. Masunaga
A Study of Dogen; M. Abe
Dogen Kigen: Mystical Realist; H. Kim
Dogen's Manuals of Zen Meditation; C. Bielefeldt
Dogen's Pure Standards for the Zen Community; Dogen, T. Leighton, S. Okumur
Flowers Fall; Dogen, H. Yasutani
From the Zen Kitchen to Enlightenment; Dogen, K. Uchiyama How to Raise an Ox; Dogen, F. Cook
Moon in a Dewdrop: Writings of Zen Master Dogen; Dogen, K. Tanahashi, et al
Nothing is Hidden: Essays on Dogen's Instructions for the Cook; S. Warner, et al
Rational Zen; Dogen, T. Cleary
Shobogenzo (four volumes); Dogen, G. Nishijima, C. Cross
Shobogenzo (four volumes); Dogen, K. Nishiyama, J. Stevens
Sounds of Valley Streams: Enlightenment in Dogen's Zen; Dogen, F. Cook
The Way of Everyday Life; Dogen, T. Maezumi, J. Loori
The Wholehearted Way; Dogen, K. Uchiyama
Zen Master Dogen; Dogen,Y. Yokoi
 
Sutras
Buddhist Abhidharma, U. Min
Dhammapada; var. translations
The Diamond Sutra and the Sutra of Hui-neng; A. Price, W. Mou-Lam
The Diamond that Cuts Through Illusion; N. Hanh
The Flower Ornament Scripture: The Avatamsaka Sutra; T. Cleary
The Holy Teaching of Vimalakirti; T. Thurman
The Lankavatara Sutra; D. T. Suzuki
The Long Discourses of the Buddha; M. Walshe
The Lotus Sutra; Burton Watson
The Perfection of Wisdom in Eight Thousand Lines; E. Conze
The Platform Sutra of the Sixth Patriarach; P. Yampolsky
The Sutra of Hui Neng/Hui Neng's Commentaries on the Diamond Sutra; T. Cleary
     
Koans and Commentaries
No Barrier: Unlocking the Zen Koans; T. Cleary
The Blue Cliff Record; T. Cleary, J. Cleary
The Book of Serenity; T. Cleary
The Gateless Barrier; R. Aitken
The Gateless Gate; K. Yamada
The Record of Transmitting the Light; F. Cook
The Zen Koan; I. Miura, R. Sasaki
Transmission of Light; T. Cleary
Two Arrows Meeting in Mid-air; J. Loori
Two Zen Classics; K. Sekida
Zen Comments on the Mumonkan; Z. Shibayama
 
History of Zen
How the Swans Came to the Lake; R. Fields
Namu Daibosa: A Transmission of Zen to America; N. Senzaki, et al.
The Golden Age of Zen; C. Wu
The Zen Experience; T. Hoover
Zen and Japanese Culture; D. Suzuki
Zen at War; B. Victoria
Zen Buddhism, A History, Vols. I and II; H. Dumoulin
Zen: Its History and Development; E. Conze
     
Buddhism (General)
A Buddhist Bible; D. Goddard
A Survey of Buddhism; Sangharaksita
Buddhism, A Way of Life and Thought; N. Ross
Cutting Through Spiritual Materialism; C. Trungpa
Eight Mindful Steps to Happiness; H. Gunaratana
The Buddha's Way; H. Saddhatissa
The Buddhist Teaching of Totality: The Philosophy of Hua Yen Buddhism; C. Chang
The Myth of Freedom; C. Trungpa
The Three Jewels; Sangharaksita
What the Buddha Taught; W. Rahula
World of the Buddha; L. Stryk
 
The Life of the Buddha
Old Path, White Cloud; N. Hanh
Shakyamuni Buddha; N. Niwano
The Buddha, His Life Retold; R. Mitchell
The Life of the Buddha; H. Saddhatissa
The Living Buddha; D. Ikeda
     
Vipassana (Mindfulness Practice)
Peace is Every Step; N. Hanh
Seeking the Heart of Wisdom; J. Goldstein, J. Kornfield
The Experience of Insight; J. Goldstein
The Miracle of Mindfulness; N. Hanh
Transformation and Healing; N. Hanh
 
Jataka
The Hungry Tigress; R. Martin
Twenty Jataka Tales; N. Khan
     
Poetry
Cold Mountain: 100 Poems By the T'ang Poet Han-shan; B. Watson
Dewdrops on a Lotus Leaf; J. Stevens
One Robe, One Bowl: The Zen Poetry of Ryokan; J. Stevens
The Dumpling Field: Haiku of Issa; L. Stryk
The Enlightened Heart; S. Mitchell
The Poetry of Enlightenment; Sheng-yen
Wild Ways: The Zen Poetry of Ikkyu; J. Stevens
Zen Wave: Basho's Haiku and Zen; R. Aitken
 
Engaged Buddhism
Dharma and Development; J. Macy
Dharma Gaia; A. Badiner
The Path of Compassion; F. Eppsteiner, D. Maloney
The Social Face of Buddhism; K. Jones
World as Lover, World as Self; J. Macy