Book List

Lecture on the Lotus Sutra bookcoverLecture on the Lotus Sutra
Ryusho Jeffus


Physicians Good Medicine BookcoverThe Physician’s Good Medicine: Studying the Lotus Sutra (Studying The Lotus Stura Volume 2)
Ryusho Jeffus


The Magic City BookcoverThe Magic City: Studying the Lotus Sutra
Ryusho Jeffus


Lotus Sutra Practice GuideLotus Sutra Practice Guide: 35-Day Practice Outline
Ryusho Jeffus


Lotus Path bookcoverLotus Path: Living the Lotus Sutra – Volume 1
Ryusho Jeffus


King Wonderful Adornment bookcoverKing Wonderful Adornment: A Children’s Tale From the Lotus Sutra
Ryusho Jeffus


Lotus Sutra bookcoverThe Sutra of the Lotus Flower of the Wonderful Law
Senchu Murano

This is the translation used and referrenced in Nichiren Shu. You may use other translations but be aware that each translation has its shortcomings. Some translations focus on readability and sacrafice scolastic accuracy while others are accurate to translating the words and are difficult to read. This volume is a good middle.


Awakening to the Lotus bookcoverAwakening to the Lotus: An introduction to Nichiren Shu
Nichiren Buddhist International Center, Hoyo Watanabe

This is a highly recommended book and I encourage everyone to read it. I do try to keep several copies here at the temple which can be had for a small donation. Just inquire.


Writings of Nichiren Shonin, Doctrine 1, bookcoverWritings of Nichiren Shonin: Doctrine 1
Nichiren Shonin, Kyotsu Hori, Jay Sakashita

This is the official translation done by Nichiren Shu. In this series of translations attention has been give to accuracy in doctrine as well as to authenticity of authorship. These translations do not include letters deemed by historical scholars as being forgeries. These books may also be obtained directly through the NBIC web site.


Writings of Nichiren Shonin, Doctrine 2Writings of Nichiren Shonin: Doctrine 2
University of Hawaii Press

This is the official translation done by Nichiren Shu. In this series of translations attention has been give to accuracy in doctrine as well as to authenticity of authorship. These translations do not include letters deemed by historical scholars as being forgeries. These books may also be obtained directly through the NBIC web site.


Writings of Nichiren Shonin, Doctrine 3Writings of Nichiren Shonin: Doctrine 3
Jay Sakashita

This is the official translation done by Nichiren Shu. In this series of translations attention has been give to accuracy in doctrine as well as to authenticity of authorship. These translations do not include letters deemed by historical scholars as being forgeries.


Writings of Nichiren Shonin, Volume 4Writings of Nichiren Shonin: Doctrine 4, Faith and Practice
University of Hawaii Press

This is the official translation done by Nichiren Shu. In this series of translations attention has been give to accuracy in doctrine as well as to authenticity of authorship. These translations do not include letters deemed by historical scholars as being forgeries.


Writings of Nichiren Shonin, Biographies and DesciplesWritings of Nichiren Shonin: Biography and Disciples
Nichiren Shonin

This is the official translation done by Nichiren Shu. In this series of translations attention has been give to accuracy in doctrine as well as to authenticity of authorship. These translations do not include letters deemed by historical scholars as being forgeries.


Writings of Nichiren Shonin, FollowersWritings of Nichiren Shonin: Followers
Nichiren Shonin

This is the official translation done by Nichiren Shu. In this series of translations attention has been give to accuracy in doctrine as well as to authenticity of authorship. These translations do not include letters deemed by historical scholars as being forgeries.


Basic Buddhist Concepts bookcoverBasic Buddhist Concepts
Kogen Mizuno

A very good book to introduce anyone to Buddhist concepts found accross the broad spectrum of Buddhist denominations.


Nichiren bookcoverNichiren: Leader of Buddhist Reformation in Japan
J. A. Christensen, Nichiren Buddhist International Center


Profound Meaning of the Lotus Sutra bookcoverThe Profound Meaning of the Lotus Sutra – 2 Vols. ; Tien-tai Philosophy of Buddhism
Haiyan Shen

This 2 book series is not recommended for the beginner of Lotus Sutra study.


Kaleidoscope bookcoverA Buddhist Kaleidoscope: Essays on the Lotus Sutra
Kosei Publishing Company


Introduction to the Lotus Sutra bookcoverIntroduction to the Lotus Sutra
Shinjo Suguro, Daniel B. Montgomery


Source Elements bookcoverSource Elements of the Lotus Sutra: Buddhist Integration of Religion, Thought, and Culture
Keisho Tsukamoto

This book is highly recommended by professors at Rissho University in Japan. It has in-depth historical research into the Lotus Sutra. It includes comparisons between three major original ancient Lotus Sutra copies.


Original Enlightenment bookcoverOriginal Enlightenment and the Transformation of Medieval Japanese Buddhism (Studies in East Asian Buddhism, 12)
Jacqueline I. Stone

This is a very good book discussing the idea of Original Enlightenment and it’s relationship to Nichiren Buddhism.