Suggested Readings

PURE LAND: History, Tradition, and Practice.
Charles Jones. Shambhala Publications, 2021

THE ESSENTIAL LOTUS: Selections from the Lotus Sutra
Translated by Burton Watson   Columbia University Press, 2002

TANNISHO: A Shin Buddhist Classic
Translated by Taitetsu Unno  Buddhist Study Center Press, 1996

GREAT FAITH, GREAT WISDOM: Practice and Awakening in the Pure Land Sutras of Mahayana Buddhism
Ratnaguna and Sraddhapa   Windhorse Publications, 2016

HONEN, THE BUDDHIST SAINT: Essential Writings and Official Biography
Edited by Joseph A. Fitzgerald    World Wisdom, Inc, 2006

THE LAND OF BLISS: The Paradise of the Buddha of Measureless Light Sanskrit and Chinese Versions of the Sukhavativyuha Sutras
Introduction and English Translations by Luis O. Gomez
University of Hawai’i Press, 1996

NEVER DIE ALONE: Death as Birth in Pure Land Buddhism
Edited by Jonathan Watts and Yoshiharu Tomatsu
Jodo Shu Press, Tokyo, 2008

RIVER OF FIRE, RIVER OF WATER: An Introduction to the Pure Land Tradition of Shin Buddhism
Taitetsu Unno  Doubleday, 1998

THE PROMISE OF AMIDA BUDDHA: Honen’s Path To Bliss
Translated by Joji Atone and Yoko Hayashi
Wisdom Publications, 2011

NO ABODE: The Record of Ippen
Dennis Hirota.   University of Hawaii Press, 1986

PURE-LAND ZEN, ZEN PURE-LAND: Letters from Patriarch Yin Kuang
Translated by Master Thich Thien Tam
Sutra Translation Committee of the United States
and Canada, 1992

ASVAGHOSHA’S DISCOURSE ON THE AWAKENING OF FAITH IN THE MAHAYANA
Translated by D. T. Suzuki   Asian Humanities Press, 1900

BUDDHISM OF THE HEART: Reflections on Shin Buddhism and Inner Togetherness
Jeff Wilson  Wisdom Publications, 2009

THE ESSENTIAL SHINRAN: A Buddhist Path of True Entrusting
Edited by Alfred Bloom   World Wisdom, Inc., 2007

FINDING OUR TRUE HOME: Living in the Pure Land Here and Now
Thich Nhat Hanh   Parallax Press, 2001

WHO LOVES DIES WELL: On the Brink of Buddha’s Pure Land
David J. Brazier  Mantra Books, 2007

BUDDHA OF INFINITE LIGHT: The teachings of Shin Buddhism, the Japanese Way of Wisdom and Compassion
D. T. Suzuki   Shambhala Publications, 2002

KUAN-YIN: the Chinese Transformation of Avalokitesvara
Chun-fang Yu  Columbia University Press, 2001

CHINESE BUDDHISM: a Thematic History
Chun-fang Yu   University of Hawaii Press, 2020

BECOMING KUAN-YIN:  the Evolution of Compassion
Stephen Levine    Weiser Books 2013

HEALING BREATH: Zen for Christians and Buddhists
in a Wounded World
Ruben L.F. Habito  Wisdom Publications, 2006

LIVING ZEN, LOVING GOD
Ruben L.F. Habito  Wisdom Publications, 2004

CALL OF THE INFINITE: The Way of Shin Buddhism
John Paraskevopoulos  Angelico Press, 2009

THE PURE LAND HANDBOOK: A Mahayana Buddhist
Approach to Death and Rebirth

Dharma Master YongHua (no date of publication)

HEART OF THE SHIN BUDDHIST PATH: A Life of Awakening
Takamaro Shigaraki.   Wisdom Publications, 2013

THE OTHER BUDDHISM
Caroline Brazier.  John Hunt Publishing, 2007

YOU MIGHT AS WELL DIE HERE AS ANYWHERE:A BUDDHIST NUN’S JOURNEY IN ZAMBIA

Modgala Louise Duguid.    Lulu, 2011