by Taitetsu Unno Dr. Taitetsu Unno, a retired Professor of Religion of Smith College, and one of the leading authorities on Shin Buddhism (Jodo Shinshu) in the West, illustrates the spiritual practice and philosophy of “Pure Land” Buddhism through his book, River of Water, River of Fire. Drawing upon his own personal experiences, such as the tragic suicide of his close friend as a youth, Dr. Unno explains to readers what Shin Buddhism is, in a manner that is very clear and accessible for those with little or no knowledge of “Pure Land” Buddhism. Available at: (Canada) (U.S.)Read More →

by Rev Dr Alfred Bloom Rev Dr Alfred Bloom is a renowned Shin Buddhist scholar, and ordained Jodo Shinshu priest. In this book, Dr Bloom examines in detail Shinran Shonin’s Shoshinge. For more information on Dr. Bloom, please visit his website Shin DharmaNet .Read More →

by Thich Nhat Hanh “Anger”, wirtten by Vietnamese Zen Master and poet Thich Nhat Hanh, is a book that explores dealing with the emotion of anger through mindfulness. This book serves as a power guide to better our lives through the teachings of the BUddha. Available at: (Canada)Read More →

by Kenneth Kenichi Tanaka “Ocean”, written by Kenneth Tanaka, is an excellent resources book for those who want to learn more about Jodo Shinshu/Shin Buddhism. This book is clearly written, and is ideal for those starting out on their studies of Shin Buddhism.Read More →

by The Dalai Lama “Many Ways to Nirvana” comprises of a dialogue with His Holiness The Dalai Lama. This book is very inspirational, and is a power guide to help us live better lives. Available at: (Canada)Read More →

by Bukkyo Dendo Kyokai (Society for the Promotion of Buddhism) The Teachings of Buddha is published by Bukkyo Dendo Kyokai (Society for the Promotion of Buddhism), and is available in many different languages (translations). This book contains a lot of information on Buddhism and the Buddha’s teachings. For more information about this book, please visit Bukkyo Dendo Kyokai’s website.Read More →

by Numata Center This is the revised second edition of the Buddha Dharma published by the Numata Ceter for Buddhist Translation and Research in 2003. This 800 + paged text contains a wealth of information on Buddhism and on the life of Shakyamuni Buddha.Read More →

by Thich Nhat Hanh Another book writted by Vietnamese Zen Master and poet Thich Nhat Hanh. In this book, Thich Nhat Hanh discusses the teachings of Shakyamuni Buddha, the historical Buddha. This book provide a lot of insight into the teachings of the Buddha. Available at: (Canada)Read More →

by Thich Nhat Hanh Thich Nhat Hanh is a well known Vietnamese Zen Master, poet and peacemaker, who was nominated by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr for the Nobel Peace Prize. In this book, Thich Nhat Hanh discusses the Buddhist no-dualist views of life and death, and show how we could overcome our anxiety of death. Available at: (Canada)Read More →