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A respected Zen master in Japan and founder of the San Francisco Zen Center, Shunryu Suzuki has blazed a path in American Buddhism like few others. He is the master who climbs down from the pages of the koan books and answers your questions face to face. If not face to face, you can at least find the answers as recorded in Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind, a transcription of juicy excerpts from his lectures. From diverse topics such as transience of the world, sudden enlightenment, and the nuts and bolts of meditation, Suzuki always returns to the idea of beginner's mind, a recognition that our original nature is our true nature. With beginner's mind, we dedicate ourselves to sincere practice, without the thought of gaining anything special. Day to day life becomes our Zen training, and we discover that "to study Buddhism is to study ourselves." And to know our true selves is to be enlightened. --Brian Bruya --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
In one of the best and most succinct introductions to Zen practice, the important teacher Shunryu Suzuki discusses posture and breathing in meditation as well as selflessness, emptiness, and mindfulness.
Copyright 1999 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Amazon required that a poster write a minimum of 20 words. While I do not have 20 words to describe Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind. I say Just read it!Published 10 days ago by Kevin J. Burk
A classic. One that is read over and over. Each reading and reflection gives new meaning and understanding of the practice of Zen. Insight into Beginner's Mind. Read morePublished 12 days ago by ozzie gontang
I love this little book and its simple style and have had a copy for years,. One can open it and read any passage. It provides practical insight into the Soto approach. Read morePublished 1 month ago by J. Williams
I enjoy this author's writing style, easy to read and understand.Published 1 month ago by E. M. MROS
Best book on Zen practice ever written. The only book on Zen practice I have carried for 50 years.Published 2 months ago by thomas collings
Be aware -- the sample is only the preface, not any of the text. I've been reading the paperback version, but prefer reading on Kindle.Published 2 months ago by M. Wooton
All you really need to enter Zen study in preparation for study with a teacher. Read it in detail and pass it along. RJWPublished 2 months ago by Raymond J Wauford Sr