Zen, Theraveda, Vipassana
Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind by Shunryu Suzuki / Paperback / 1988
Taking the Path of Zen by Robert Aitken / Paperback / 1982
Wherever You Go There You Are : Mindfulness Meditation in Everyday Life by Jon Kabat-Zinn / Audio Cassette / 1994
The Complete Guide to Buddhist America by Don Morreale, Jack Kornfield, Joseph Goldstein / Hardcover / Published 1998. This is the long-awaited update of a comprehensive guide to Buddhist centers, monasteries, practice groups and retreat facilities in the United States. It also includes numerous articles about particular centers and retreat facilities from participants' experiences, and provides some commentary on how Buddhism is emerging - and changing - in America.
Don't Just Do Something, Sit There : A Mindfulness Retreat With Sylvia Boorstein by Sylvia Boorstein / Paperback - 160 pages / 1996. For both the "do-it-yourself-er" and group retreat participant, this is a wonderful step-by-step guidebook through a weekend meditation retreat. Sylvia's long teaching and retreat-leading experience with Spirit Rock Meditation Center and the Insight Meditation Society infuse this guide with insight, simplicity and wit - a perfect blend for a retreat guide.
Nine-Headed Dragon River: Zen Journals, 1969-1985 Peter Matthiessen / Paperback / Published 1987
A Path With Heart : A Guide Through the Perils and Promises of Spiritual Life Jack Kornfield / Paperback / 1993
A Path With Heart Jack Kornfield / Audio Cassette / 1996
The Inner Art of Meditation Jack Kornfield / Audio Cassette / 1997
Meditations of the Heart : Classic Meditations Based on the Four Noble Truths of Buddhism Jack Kornfield / Audio Cassette / 1995
The Path of Insight Meditation (Shambhala Pocket Classics) Joseph Goldstein, Jack Kornfield / Paperback / 1995
Seeking the Heart of Wisdom : The Path of Insight Meditation Joseph Goldstein, Jack Kornfield / Paperback / 1987
Thich Nhat Hanh
A Guide to Walking Meditation by Thich Nhat Hanh / Paperback / 1985. A retreat, and the practice of meditation, is not limited to periods of sitting - in fact, I think one of the ways we can integrate a meditative awareness and mindfulness into our daily lives is with walking
The Art of Mindful Living : How to Bring Love, Compassion and Inner Peace into Your Daily Life Thich Nhat Hanh / Audio Cassette / 1992
Be Still and Know : Reflections from Living Buddha, Living Christ Nhat Hanh, et al / Paperback / 1996
The Blooming of a Lotus : Guided Meditation Exercises for Healing &Transformation Thich Nhat Hanh, Annabel Laity (Translator) / Hardcover / 1993
Breathe! You Are Alive : Sutra on the Full Awareness of Breathing Thich Nhat Hanh / Paperback / 1996
Call Me by My True Names : The Collected Poems of Thich Nhat Hanh Thich Nhat Hanh / Hardcover / 1993
For a Future to Be Possible : Commentaries on the Five Wonderful Precepts Thich Nhat Hanh / Paperback / 1993
The Heart of Understanding : Commentaries on the Prajnaparamita Heart Sutra Thich Nhat Hanh, Peter Levitt / Paperback / 1988
Living Buddha, Living Christ Thich Nhat Hanh, et al / Audio Cassette / 1996
The Long Road Turns to Joy : A Guide to Walking Meditation Nhat Hanh, et al / Paperback / 1996
Love in Action : Writings on Nonviolent Social Change Thich Nhat Hanh / Paperback / 1993
The Miracle of Mindfulness : A Manual on Meditation Thich Nhat Hanh / Hardcover / 1996
Old Path, White Clouds : Walking in the Footsteps of the Buddha Thich Nhat Hanh / Paperback / 1991. This is a lovely telling of the life of Gautama Buddha, based on Thay's translations from the Pali Canon.
Our Appointment With Life : The Buddhas Teaching on Living in the Present Thich Nhat Hanh / Paperback / 1990
Peace Is Every Step : The Path of Mindfulness in Everyday Life by Thich Nhat Hanh / Paperback Reissue / 1992. I'm in the habit of eliminating or reducing drastically my reading when I retreat, but having one book to open at random for a brief bit of inspiration can be a help. This book fits that description admirably, with short commentaries on everyday mindfulness. Good for non-retreat times, too.
Plum Village Meditations Thich Nhat Hanh, et al / Audio Cassette / 1997
Present Moment, Wonderful Moment : Mindfulness Verses for Daily Living Thich Nhat Hanh, Mayumi Oda / Paperback / 1990
The Present Moment : A Retreat on the Practice of Mindfulness/Cassettes by Thich Nhat Hanh, Sister Chan Khong / Audio Cassettes / 1994. While I was not an attendee at this U.S. retreat, I did attend Thay's 1995 retreat in California (along with 540 others stuffed into a camp with bathroom facilities for maybe half that number - a true exercise in mindfulness!), and his talks and "presence" were wonderful! I'd recommend these tapes just on the basis of the value of the retreat I attended.