Zen Books recommended by Zenbooks

Here at Zenbooks we don’t sell Zen Books. I know it’s confusing! But we do have a list of top 30 Zen Books we recommend in case you’re not getting Zen with your books(accounting books that is). We do the book (accounting) in a way that gives you Zen.


Well here we go. Top 30 Zen Books recommended by Zenbooks:


  1. Zen Mind, Beginner’s Mind by Shunryu Suzuki
  2. The Three Pillars of Zen by Roshi Philip Kapleau
  3. The Heart of the Buddha’s Teaching by Thich Nhat Hanh
  4. The Way of Zen by Alan Watts
  5. The Tao of Zen by Ray Grigg
  6. Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance by Robert M. Pirsig
  7. Hardcore Zen: Punk Rock, Monster Movies, & the Truth About Reality by Brad Warner
  8. Not Always So: Practicing the True Spirit of Zen by Shunryu Suzuki
  9. The Zen Teaching of Huang Po: On the Transmission of Mind by John Blofeld
  10. The Zen Path Through Depression by Philip Martin
  11. The Zen Teaching of Bodhidharma by Red Pine
  12. Zen and Japanese Culture by Daisetz T. Suzuki
  13. Zen Flesh, Zen Bones by Paul Reps
  14. The Book of Tea by Kakuzo Okakura
  15. The Way of Zen by Trevor Leggett
  16. The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Zen Living by Gary R. McClain and Eve Adamson
  17. The Zen Way to Martial Arts: A Japanese Master Reveals the Secrets of the Samurai by Taisen Deshimaru
  18. Zen and the Art of Archery by Eugen Herrigel
  19. The Zen of Eating: Ancient Answers to Modern Weight Problems by R. Allen Shoaf
  20. The Zen Teachings of Master Lin-Chi by Burton Watson
  21. Zen Antics: 100 Stories of Enlightenment by Robert Aitken
  22. The Book of Mu: Essential Writings on Zen’s Most Important Koan by James Ishmael Ford
  23. Zen and the Art of Running: The Path to Making Peace with Your Pace by Larry Shapiro
  24. Zen and the Art of Falling in Love by Brenda Shoshanna
  25. Zen and the Art of Making a Living: A Practical Guide to Creative Career Design by Laurence G. Boldt
  26. Zen Bow, Zen Arrow: The Life and Teachings of Awa Kenzo, the Archery Master from Zen in the Art of Archery by John Stevens
  27. The Art of Just Sitting: Essential Writings on the Zen Practice of Shikantaza by John Daido Loori
  28. The Compass of Zen by Seung Sahn
  29. Zen Mind, Zen Horse: The Science and Spirituality of Working with Horses by Allan J. Hamilton
  30. Zen Women: Beyond Tea Ladies, Iron Maidens, and Macho Masters by Grace Schireson

Most of these can be purchased on amazon (CDN or US)

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Eric Saumure, CPA, CA, Principal

Eric Saumure, CPA, CA, Principal

Eric is a recognized Chartered Accountant (CA) and Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) in the province of Ontario. Eric Saumure studied Accounting and Business at University of Ottawa, and obtained his CPA, CA designation during his time at KPMG LLP. Eric has 11 years of experience and actively works with over 300 clients. Eric Saumure is a Quickbooks Online ProAdvisor and a Xero Certified Partner.

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