On this page you will find various resources about Buddhism, Zen and Mindfulness. 

Read about experiencing a Zen retreat in Robertson in this wonderful article by Charisse from Foot Sore & Fancy Free.



If you have practised with us and want to listen to an audio of the chanting please visit the following sites from the Kwan Um Website. You can also obtain their chanting book here.

Morning Bell Chant | Evening Bell Chant | Homage to the Three Jewels | Korean Heart Sutra | English Heart Sutra | Great Dharani | Thousand Eyes and Hands Sutra | Kwan Seum Bosal

Recommended Reading

Some of the titles below are available from South African libraries. We also have a small collection of books and tapes at the Rondebosch centre, available for loan to our members, and a more extensive Buddhist library at our retreat centre in Robertson.

Three Pillars of Zen

The Three Pillars of Zen – Philip Kapleau Roshi

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Opening the Hand of Thought

Opening the Hand of Thought – Kosho Uchiyama Roshi

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Compass of Zen

The Compass of Zen – Zen Master Seung Sahn

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Everyday Zen

Everyday Zen – Charlotte Joko Beck

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Dropping ashes on the Buddha

Dropping Ashes on the Buddha – Zen Master Seung Sahn


Zen Mind Beginners Mind

Zen Mind Beginners Mind – Shunryu Suzuki

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Zen Beyond Mindfulness

Zen Beyond Mindfulness – Jules Shuzen Harris


The Hidden Lamp

The Hidden Lamp: Stories from Twenty-Five Centuries of Awakened Women – Zenshin Florence Caplow


A First Zen Reader

A First Zen Reader – Trevor Leggett



Kalmte in die Malle Gejaag: Mindfulness vir besige mense

For Afrikaans speakers who are interested in mindfulness. Written by our very own Johannes de Villiers, Dharma Teacher in Training.

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