Hello Holly
Welcome in the Zen club.
There are lots and lots of interesting books about Zen. But at least,
you can't learn anything about Zen from books: You have to practice
Zazen meditation to learn. Join a group and start Zen there.
Which doesn't mean that you may not read  books about Zen, of course
... But DOING it is more important.

A book which bases on a "rational" access, for people with a western
Benjamin Radcliff, Amy Radcliff, Understanding Zen

A funny one with a psychedelic approach:
Taddeus Golas, The Lazy Man's Way to Enlightment


--- In Zen_Forum@yahoogroups.com, "dkotschessa" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> --- In Zen_Forum@yahoogroups.com, "spider63" <spider63@> wrote:
> >
> > From: "Holly Venn" <lovecats_888@>
> > 
> >  Hi all,
> > 
> >    My name is Holly.  I am 39 years old and I live in California.  
> My
> > parents have recently been attending seminars in Santa 
> Monica....about
> > Buddhism.  I am brand new to this religion and look forward to 
> learning as
> > much as I can.  Buddhism appeals to me because it is a religion 
> that forces
> > you to look inside yourself.  That's how I understand it anyway.  
> Like I
> > said, I am very new to this.  Thank you for allowing me to 
> participate in
> > your group.  I have ordered some books to read on the subject...for
> > beginners.
> > 
> >    ~Holly
> >
> Welcome, Holly!
> We like talking about books, I think!  :) Which ones are you 
> expecting?

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