Zen for Beginners

These articles, essays and links are intended for the new practitioner or student who wants a foundational background in Zen and Buddhism. They are not intended to cover all of Buddhist history of philosophy but to provide a framework for Buddhist knowledge. The list of suggested readings has books for those who wish to sudy further.



An Introduction to Zen Excerpt from Butterflies on a Sea Wind

How to Meditate

A Brief History of Buddhism

The Heart Sutra and Key Concepts of Buddhist Philosophy

Buddhist Terms

Suggested Reading



A Brief Introduction to Buddism for Westerners

All About Buddhism