01 Feb

Recommended books

These books are a part of Zen Coaching Training:


  • “The Miracle of Mindfulness” by Thich Nhat Hanh
  • “Non-violent Communication” by Marshall B Rosenberg
  • “Co-Active Coaching: New Skills for Coaching People toward Success in Work and Life” by Laura Whitworth and others
  • “Elements of the Real in Man” (Diamond Heart Series, Book 1), A H Almaas
  • “The Power of Focusing” by Ann Weisser Cornell
  • “Embracing Our Selves – The Voice Dialogue Manual” by Hal and Sidra Stone


Almaas (A. H. Almaas)
”Brilliancy: The Essence of Intelligence”
”Diamond Heart Book series”
”Enneagram of Passions and Virtues”
”Essence with the Elixir of Enlightenment”
”Facets of Unity: The Enneagram of Holy Ideas”
”Luminous Hearts Journey”
”Pearl Beyond Price”
”Spacecruiser Inquiry”
”The Diamond Approach”
”The Inner Journey Home: Soul´s Realization of the Unity of Reality”
”The Point of Existence”
”The Power of Divine Eros: The Illuminating Force of Love in Everyday Life” (by A. H. Almaas and Karen Johnson)
”The Spiritual Dimension of the Enneagram”
”The Unfolding Now”

”Falling Into Grace”

Ardagh (Arjuna Ardagh)
“Better than Sex”

Barber (Judy Barber)
”Good Question: The Art of Asking Questions to Bring About Positive Change”

Berg (Morten Emil Berg)
”Coaching” (Norwegian)

Bly (Robert Bly)
”A Little Book on the Human Shadow”

Brown (Byron Brown)
“Soul without Shame: A Guide to Liberating Yourself from the Judge Within”

Ch´an Master Shen-yen
”Complete Enlightenment: Zen Comments on the Sutra of Complete Enlightenment”

Charney (Cy Charney)
”The Portable Mentor”

Chodron (Pema Chodron)
”When Things Fall Apart”

Cooperrider and Whitney (David L.  Cooperrider and Diana Whitney)
”Appreciative Inquiry”

Covey (Stephen R. Covey)
”7 Habits of Highly Effective People”
”The 3rd Alternative: Solving Life’s Most Difficult Problems”
”The 8th Habit: From Effectiveness to Greatness”

Daniels (David Daneils)
”The Essential Enneagram: The Definitive Personality Test and Self-Discovery Guide”

Douglas-Klotz (Neil Douglas-Klotz)
”The Little Book of Sufi Stories”

Dowell (John Dowell)
”Why Am I Afraid to Love?”

Downey (Myles Downey)
”Effective Coaching: Lessons From the Coach’s Coach”

”Zen Buddhism: A History”

Duncan (Kevin Duncan)
”The Ideas Book”

Eker (T. Harv Eker)
”The Secrets of a Millionaire Mind”

Emerald (David Emerald)
”The Power of TED: The Empowerment Dynamic”

Epstein (Mark Epstein)
”The Trauma of Everyday Work”

Essex (Arielle Essex)
”Compassionate Coaching”

Fisher and Ury (Roger Fisher and William Ury)
”Getting to yes”

Ford (Debbie Ford)
”The Secret of the Shadow: The Power of Owning your Whole Story”

Gallwey (W. Timothy Gallwey)
”The Inner Game of Tennis: The Ultimate Guide to the Mental Side of Peak Performance”

Godin (Seth Godin)
”Tribes: We Need You to Lead Us”

Haas (Simon Haas)
”The Book of Dharma: Making Enlightened Choices”

Hahn (Thich Nhat Hahn)
”Anger: Wisdom for Cooling the Flames”
”How to Sit”
”Going Home”
”Love In Action”
”Plum Village Chanting and Recitation Book”
”Reconciliation – Healing the Inner Child”
”Teachings on Love”
”The Miracle of Mindfulness”
”Zen Battles”

Hart and Hodson Kindle (Sara Hart and Victoria Hodson Kindle)
”The Compassionate Classroom: Relationship Based on Teaching and Learning”

Harvard Business Essentials
”Coaching and Mentoring”

Helminski (Kabir Helminski)
”The Knowing Heart: A Sufi Path of Transformation”
”The Rumi Collection”

Jung (C. G. Jung et. al.)
”Meeting the Shadow: The Hidden Power of the Dark Side of the Human Nature”

Kapleau (Philip Kapleau)
”The Three Pillars of Zen: Teaching, Practice and Enlightenment”

Katie (Byron Katie)
”Loving What Is”

Kimsey-House and Whitworth (Henry Kimsey-House and Laura Whitworth)
”Co-Active Coaching: Changing Business Transforming Lives”

Kiyosaki (Robert T. Kiyosaki)
”Rich Dad Poor Dad”

Kohn (Alfie Kohn)
”Punished by Rewards”

”Face to Face with Fear: a Loving journey from Co-Dependency to Freedom”

Ladinsky (Daniel Ladinsky)
”I Heard God Laughing”

Larsen (Nukunu Larsen)
”The True Rebellion: At Story of  Awakening”

Levine (Peter A. Levine)
”Waking the Tiger Healing Trauma”

Liebermeister (Svagito Liebermeister)
”Osho Therapy”
”The Roots of Love”
”The Zen Way of Counseling: A Meditative Approach to Working with People”

Liedloff (Jane Liedloff)
”The Continuum Concept: Allowing Human Nature to Work Successfully”

Levine and Heller (Amir Levine and Rachel S. F. Heller)
”Attached: The New Science of Adult Attachment and How it can Help You Find and Keep Love”

Loori (John Daido Loori)
”Mountain Record of Zen Talks”

Maguire (Jack Maguire)
”Essential Buddhism: A Complete Guide to Beliefs and Practices”

McDermott  and Jago (Ian McDermott and Wendy Jago)
”The Coaching Bible: The Essential Handbook”

Mc Leod (Angus Mc Leod)
”Performance Coaching”

Merlon (Thomas Merlon)
”The Way of Chuang Tzu”

Neill (Michael Neill)
”You Can Have What You Want”

O Connor and Lages (Joseph O Connor and Andrea Lages)
”Coaching With NLP”

Odier (Daniel Odier)
”Desire: The Tantric Path to Awakening”

”Books I have Loved”
”Buddha Zen Tao Tantra”
”Meditation: The First and Last Freedom”
”Returning to The Source”
”The Book: An Introduction to the Teachings of Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh”
”The Book of Secrets: Talks on the Vigyan Bhairav Tantra”
”The No Book: No Buddha, No Teaching, No Discipline”
”The Zen Manifesto: Freedom From Oneself”

Palmer (Martin Palmer)
”The Book if Chuang Tzu”

Renton (Jane Renton)
”Coaching and Mentoring”

Reps (Paul Reps)
”Zen Flesh, Zen Bones”

Rosenberg (Marshall Rosenberg)
”Living Non-Violent Communication: Practical Tools to Connect and Communicate Skillfully in Every Situation”
”Non Violent Communication”
”Speak Peace in a World of Conflict”

Ruiz (Don Miguel Ruiz)
”The Four Agreements”

”The Illuminated Rumi”

”A Theory of Everything”

”The way of Bodhisattva”

Siney and Blasberg (Sergio Siney and Pablo Blasberg)
”Gestalt for Beginners”

Stamboliev (Robert Stamboliev)
”The Energetics of Voice Dialogue: Facilitation in Transformational Psychology”

Starr (Julie Starr)
”The Coaching Manual”

Steiner (Rudolf Steiner)
”The Greening”

Stone (Hal and Sidra Stone)
”Embracing Each Other”
”Embracing Ourselves”
”Embracing Your Inner Critic”

Suzuki (D. T. Suzuki)
”Branching Streams Flow in the Darkness: Zen Talks on the Sandokai”
”Mysticism: Christian and Buddhism”
”Zen Mind, Beginners Mind”

Tanahashi and Schneider
”Essential Zen”

Tate (Carson Tate)
”Work Simply: Embracing the Power of Your Personal Productivity Style”

Tolle (Eckhart Tolle)
”The Power of Now”

Trungpa (Chögyam Trungpa)
”Great Eastern Sun: The Wisdom of Shambhala”
”Meditation in Action”
”The Path is the Goal”
”Training the Mind”

Tzu (Lao Tzu)
”Tao Teaching”


Waddel (Norman Waddel)
”Zen Words for the Heart”

Watts (Alan Watts)
”Does it Matter?”
”The Philosophies of Asia”
”The Wisdom of Insecurity”
”What is Zen?”

Wheatley (Margaret Wheatley)
”How We Choose To Be”

Whitman (Walt Whitman)
”Leaves of Grass”

Whitmore (John Whitmore)
”Coaching For Performance”

Weisner (Ann Weisner)
”The Power of Focusing”

Yansheng (Wu Yansheng)
”Chinese Zen: A Path to Peace and Happiness”


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