Bibliography, Links, Resources


Research by Michael P. Garofalo

The Librarian of Gushen Grove 
Valley Spirit Center, Red Bluff, California


The purpose of this bibliography is to help me keep track of books in my home library, my Internet research, and various notes about the subject.  I first read books about Buddhism in 1960, when I was 14 years old.  Back in 1960, I borrowed the books on Buddhism, Eastern religions, Taoism, Zen, mythology, and philosophy from the City of Commerce Public Library, from the Montebello County Public Library, or the East Los Angeles County Public Library.  Back in those days, 1950-1970, the only way for a average person in these kinds of lower income neighborhoods to learn about other ways of thinking and living was through reading books borrowed from the local public library.  In 1971, I became the Library Manager of the new and larger East Los Angeles County Public Library on 1st Street. 





Above the Fog   By Michael P. Garofalo.  Selected short poems reflecting Zen, Taoist, Tantric, and Buddhist  influences. 

Advice for Living the Good Life

Alphabetical Index to the Cloud Hands Website 

Awakening the Buddha Within: Tibetan Wisdom for the Western World  By Lama Surya Das.  New York, Broadway Books, 1997.  Index, recommended reading, 414 pages.  ISBN: 0767901576.  VSCL. 

Awakening the Buddhist Heart: Integrating Love, Meaning, and Connection into Every Part of Your Life  By Lama Surya Das.  New York, Broadway Book, 2000.  Index, 256 pages.  ISBN: 9780767902779.  VSCL.   

Awakening to the Sacred: Creating a Personal Spiritual Life 
 By Lama Surya Das.  New York, Broadway Books, 1999.   Resources, 382 pages.  ISBN: 0767902750.  VSCL. 

Beginning Mindfulness: Learning the Way of Awareness  A Ten Week Course.  By Andrew Weiss.  Novato, California, New World Library,2004.  Index, recommended reading, 234 pages.  ISBN: 1577314417.  VSCL, 2/2010. 

Blyth, Reginald Horace Blyth  (1898-1964)    Biographical timeline, quotes, links, credits, bibliography.

Buddha Is as Buddha Does: The Ten Original Practices for Enlightened Living  By Lama Surya Das.  HarperOne, Reprint Edition, 2007.  288 pages.  ISBN: 0060859539.  VSCL. 

Buddha Standard Time: Awakening to the Infinite Possibilities of Now  By Lama Surya Das.  Harper One, 2012.  224 pages.  ISBN: 006177457X. 

Buddhism: Bibliography, Links, Resources.  Notebooks of the Librarian of Gushen Grove. 

A Buddhist Bible  Edited by Dwight Goddard.  New York, E. P. Dutton & Co., 1938, 1966.  677 pages.  ISBN: 080705951X.  VSCL, 9/1967. 

Buddhist Reading Room    Information, articles, links, bibliography. 

The Buddhist Religion, Bibliography.   196K.  By Gregory M. Smith.

Buddhist Texts Through The Ages  Translated and edited by Edward Conze, I. B. Horner, David Snellgrove and Arthur Waley.  Boston, Shambhala, 1990.  Originally published in 1954.  Index, bibliography, 323 pages.  VSCL, 8/1990.   

Buddhist Web Links:  Zeb/Chan Buddhism   

Buddhism for Beginners  By the Venerable Thubten Chodron.  Snow Lion Publications, 2001.  160 pages.  ISBN: 1559391537. 

Buddhist Deities: Bodhisattvas of Compassion 

Buddhist Goddesses of India  By Miranda Shaw.  Princeton, New Jersey, Princeton University Press, 2006.  Bibliography, notes, index, 571 pages.  ISBN:  0691127581.  VSCL. 

Buddhist Poetry: Bibliography, Links, Notes

Ceremonial Work with Tara 

Ch'an (Zen) Buddhist  Poems, Verses, Sayings, Quotations, Quips, and Koans.  Selected Quotations:  One, Two, Three, Four, Five, Six, Seven, Eight, Nine Compiled by Michael P. Garofalo.  

Chang San-Feng, Master   A Taoist Immortal

Cloud Hands Blog.  By Mike Garofalo.  Online since 2005.  A blog with reflections, notes, suggestions, bibliographies, references, questions and answers, links and quotations about Gardening, Mysticism, Walking, Tai Chi, Chi Kung, Yoga and The Eight Ways.   
Posts regarding The Goddess, Tara, Tantra, Yoga and Buddhism

Cloud Hands: T'ai Chi Ch'uan and Qi Gong    

Cold Mountain Buddhas: Han Shan.   Links, bibliography, portraits, selected quotes and poems.  Poems of Han Shan (c 700) and Han Shan Te'-Ch-ing.  Compiled by Michael P. Garofalo.  

The Cult of Tara: Magic and Ritual in Tibet  By Stephan Beyer.  Berkeley, University of California Press, 1978.  Index, bibliography, notes, 542 pages.  ISBN: 9780520036352.  VSCL.  The Praises to the Twenty One Taras is found on pages 211-214.  Online Version Review by Christopher Bell in 2004. 

Cuttings   Selected short poems by Michael P. Garofalo.

Dao De Jing, by Laozi, Selected Translations


Deity Yoga: In Action and Performance Tantra.  By the Dalai Lama.  Snow Lion Publications, 1987.  ISBN: 0937938505.

The Dharmapada Sutra - A Collection of Buddhist Sayings

Dewdrops on a Lotus Leaf: Zen Poems of Ryokan.   Translated by John Stevens.  Boston, Shambala Press, 1993.   Shambhala Centaur Edition.  148 pages.

Druids: One Old Druid's Final Journey.  Notebooks of the Librarian of Gushen Grove. 

Eight Mindful Steps to Happiness: Walking the Buddha's Path  By Bhante Henepola Gunaratana.  Boston, Wisdom Publications, 2001.  Index, reading list, 268 pages.  ISBN: 0861711769.  VSCL, 6/2005.  A thorough explanation of Right or Skillful Understanding, Thinking, Speech, Action, Livelihood, Effort, Mindfulness, and Concentration. 

Faith Mind Inscription (Hsin-hsin Ming)  By the Third Ch'an Patriarch Chien-chih Seng-ts'an. 

Five Precepts of Buddhism

Haiku Poetry: Links, Bibliography, and Resources.   Compiled by Michael P. Garofalo. 

Han Shan (c 760 CE)    Links, bibliography, portraits, selected poems.  

Han Shan Te'-Ch'ing (1246 - 1326)    Links, bibliography, selected poems.  

Han Shan and Shih-Te, The Mad Monks   



Hua-Yen Buddhism


Entry Into the Inconceivable: An Introduction to Hua-Yen Buddhism  By Thomas F. Cleary.  Honolulu, Hawaii, University of Hawaii Press, 1983, 1994.  Notes, 223 pages.  ISBN: 978-0824816971.  VSCL.  Introduction, commentary, and translations of key Hua-Yen treatises by Tu Shu, Cheng-kuan, Chih-yen, and Fa-tsang. 

Hua-Yen Buddhism, Flower Ornament Thought and Practice

The Flower Ornament Scripture: A Translation of the Avatamsaka Sutra  By Thomas Cleary.  Shambhala Press, 1993.  1,643 pages.  ISBN: 978-0877739401.  VSCL. 

Hua-Yen Buddhism: The Jewel Net of Indra  By Francis H. "Dojun" Cook.  Pennsylvania State University Press, 1977.  Index, glossary, notes, 164 pages.  ISBN: 978-0271021904.  VSCL. 

Process Philosophy






Indestructible Truth: The Living Spirituality of Tibetan Buddhism.  By Reginald A. Ray.  Series: The World of Tibetan Buddhism, Vol. 1.  Boston, Shambhala Publishers, 2000, 2002.  Index, bibliography, notes, chronology, 495 pages.  ISBN: 9781570629105.  A detailed study of the Vajrayana Buddhism of Tibet.  VSCL. 

Internet Sacred Text Archive 

Living Kindness: The Buddha's Ten Guiding Principles for a Blessed Life  By Donald Altman.  Oregon City, Oregon, Moon Lake Media, 2003.  Bibliography, notes, 230 pages.  ISBN: 0963916165.  VSCL, 9/2012. 

Manual of Zen Buddhism  By Daisetz Teitaro Suzuki.  New York, Grove Press, 1960.  Index, B&W illustrations, 192 pages.  ISBN: 3940172248.  VSCL, 3/1965.  I still have my well worn copy purchased in 1965. 

Mindfulness in Plain English  By Bhante Henepola Gunaratana.  Boston, Wisdom Publications, 2002.  Index, 208 pages.  ISBN: 0861713214.  VSCL, 2/2009.  

Neo-Pagan Lore and Ritual.  Notebooks of the Librarian of Gushen Grove. 

Transformational Practices for Realizing Enlightened Heart-Minds 

Rigpa Wiki 


Secret of the Vajra World: The Tantric Buddhism of Tibet (World of Tibetan Buddhism, Vol. 2)  By Reginald A. Ray.  Boston, Shambhala, 2002.  New Edition.  544 pages.  ISBN: 157062917X. 

Seeking the Heart of Wisdom: The Path of Insight Meditation  By Joseph Goldstein and Jack Kornfield.  Boston, Shambhala, 2001, Shambhala Classic.  Originally published by Shambhala in 1987.  Index, 195 pages.  ISBN: 0877733279.  VSCL, 7/1988. 

The Six Perfections  Commentary by Geshe Sonam Rinchen.  Translated and edited by Ruth Sonam.  Ithaca, New York, Snow Lion Publications, 1998.  Notes, 158 pages.  ISBN: 1559390891.  VSCL, 9/2012. 

The Spirit of Gardening.  Compiled by Michael P. Garofalo.

Tao Te Ching, by Lao Tzu, Selected Translations

Taijiquan and Qigong - Cloud Hands   


Taoist and Zen Poetry

Tendai Lotus Teachings

Ten Bulls.   By Kakuan.  Transcribed by Nyogen Senzaki and Paul Reps.   Illustrated by Tomikichiro Tokuriki.    

Terebess Asia Online 

Two Zen Classics : The Gateless Gate and The Blue Cliff Records.   Translated by Katsuki Sekida.  Shambhala Press, 2005.  418 pages.  ISBN: 1590302826.  VSCL, 3/2006. 

Transformational Practices for Realizing Enlightened Heart-Minds 

VSCL =  Valley Spirit Center Library, Red Bluff, California 

The Way of the Bodhisattva   By Shantideva.  A translation of the Bodhicharyāvatāra.  Revised Edition.  Translated from the Tibetan by the Padmakara Translation Group.  Boston, MA, Shambhala, 2008.  Bibliography, notes, 361 pages.  ISBN: 9781590306147.  Shantideva was an 8th century Indian Buddhist scholar at Nalanda University.  VSCL, 9/2012. 

Wild Ivy: The Spiritual Autobiography of Zen Master Hakuin.  Translated by Norman Waddell.  Boston, Shambhala, 2001.  Index, bibliography, extensive notes, 177 pages.   ISBN: 1570627703.  VSCL. 

Zen and Japanese Culture.   By Daisetz T. Suzuki.  Princeton, 1959.  Bollingen Series,  #64.  478 pages.  VSCL. 

Zen and the Art of Insight   By Tomas Cleary.  Selections and translations by Thomas Cleary from the Prajnaparmita literature.  Boston, Shambhala, 1999.  159 pages.  ISBN: 1570625166.  VSCL, 3/2001. 

Zen Flesh, Zen Bones.   A Collection of Zen and Pre-Zen Writings.  Compiled by Paul Reps and Nyogen Senzaki.   Boston, Shambhala, 1994.  Tuttle, 1957.  285 pages - Shambhala Pocket Classics.    

Zen Poems, Verses, Sayings, Quotations, Quips, and Koans.  Selected Quotations:  One, Two, Three, Four, Five, Six, Seven, Eight, Nine.  Compiled by Michael P. Garofalo.  

Zen Poems of China and Japan:  The Crane's Bill.   Translated by Lucien Stryk and Takashi Ikemoto.  Grove Press, 1988.  143 pages.

Zen: Poems, Prayers, Sermons, Anecdotes, Interviews
.  Translations by Lucien Stryk and
Takashi Ikemoto.  Swallow Press, 1982.  210 pages.

Zen Poetry.  Links and bibliography, selected quotes, notes, short poems, and special webpages on noted Zen poetry scholars and translators.  Compiled by Michael P. Garofalo. 

The Zen Poetry Of Dogen: Verses from the Mountain of Eternal Peace.  By Steven Heine. Boston: Charles E. Tuttle Co. Inc., 1997, viii + 208 pages, ISBN: 0804831076.   Review  Review.    Essay.

Zen's Chinese Heritage: The Masters and Their Teachings.  By Andy Ferguson.  Foreword by Reb Anderson.  Boston, Wisdom Publications, 2000.   Glossaries, name lists, bibliography, index, 518 pages.  ISBN: 0861711637.  









Research by Michael P. Garofalo

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