Teachings

The written and spoken teachings of Buddhism, called the “Dharma”, are venerated as one of the fundamental “Treasures” of Buddhist practice, since they provide guidance, encouragement and protection along the path of our spiritual life.

As you explore this website, you will find many articles and writings explaining how we practice, and below, you can find a list of references and links to books and sutras (ancient works of religious instruction) that we find helpful to study in conjunction with practicing meditation and keeping the Precepts.

There are a number of helpful books available for download here, including introductory material and a full translations of Dogen’s masterwork the Shobogenzo.

SERENE REFLECTION MEDITATION
CHURCH TEACHINGS.

The following are the Scriptures and sayings of the Serene Reflection Meditation Church and their names in romanized Japanese:-

Scriptures (Sutras)

Lotus Scripture (Hokke’kyo)
Avatamsaka Scripture (Kegonkyo)
Prajnaparamita Scripture — full version (Hannyakyo)
Vimalakirti Nirdesa Scripture (Yuimagyo)
Mahaparinirvana Scripture (Nehangyo)
Brahmajala Scripture (Bonmokyo)
Kshtigarbha Scripture (Jizokyo)
Sweet Gate Scripture (Kanromon: in Liturgy of the Order 0f
Buddhist Contemplatives for the Laity in translation)
Various Invocations

Texts

The Eye and Treasury 0f the True Law (Shobogenzo: in part in Zen is Eternal Life in translation)
The Record 0f the Transmission of Dogen (Eiheikoroku)
Rules for Meditation (Fukanzazengi: in Liturgy of the Order of Buddhist Contemplatives for the Laity in translation)
Aspects of Meditation (Gakudo-yojinshu: in Zen is Eternal Life in translation)
Rules for Eiheiji (Eiheishingi)
Transmission of the Light (Denkoroku: part of it in Zen is Eternal Life in translation)
Zazenyojinki (one of the writings of Keizan)
Rules of Keizan (Keizanshingi)
What is Truly Meant by Training and Enlightenment (Shushogi)

Sayings

Sandokai (in Liturgy of the Order of Buddhist Contemplatives for the Laity; the same translation is used in the Head Office Book of Ceremonies)

The Most Excellent Mirror—Samadhi (Hokyozammai: in Liturgy 0f the Order 0f Buddhist Contemplatives for the Laity in translation; the same translation is used in the Head Office Book 0f Ceremonies)

On Trust in the Heart (Shinjinmei by the Third Ancestor, Sozan)

Song of Enlightenment (Shodoka by Yoka Genkaku)