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Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind

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“In the beginner’s mind there are many possibilities, but in the expert’s there are few.”

So begins this most beloved of all American Zen books. Seldom has such a small handful of words provided a teaching as rich as has this famous opening line. In a single stroke, the simple sentence cuts through the pervasive tendency students have of getting so close to Zen as to completely miss what it’s all about. An instant teaching on the first page. And that’s just the beginning.

In the forty years since its original publication, Zen Mind, Beginner’s Mind has become one of the great modern Zen classics, much beloved, much reread, and much recommended as the best first book to read on Zen. Suzuki Roshi presents the basics—from the details of posture and breathing in zazen to the perception of nonduality—in a way that is not only remarkably clear, but that also resonates with the joy of insight from the first to the last page. It’s a book to come back to time and time again as an inspiration to practice, and it is now available to a new generation of seekers in this fortieth anniversary edition, with a new afterword by Shunryu Suzuki’s biographer, David Chadwick.

Synopsis:

The Zen master explains the practice, nature, and basic attitudes of Zen meditation.

About the Author

Shunryu Suzuki (1904–1971) was one of the most influential spiritual teachers of the twentieth century and is truly a founding father of Zen in America. A Japanese priest of the Soto lineage, he taught in the United States from 1959 until his death. He was the founder of the San Francisco Zen Center and the Tassajara Zen Mountain Center. He is the author of Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind and Branching Streams Flow in the Darkness: Zen Talks on the Sandokai, and he is the subject of the biography Crooked Cucumber by David Chadwick.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780834821293
Publisher:
Shambhala
Subject:
Buddhism - Zen
Author:
(INT) Baker, Richard
Author:
Chadwick, David
Author:
(FRW) Smith, Huston
Author:
Suzuki, Shunryu
Subject:
Zen buddhism
Subject:
Zen Buddhism -- Doctrines.
Subject:
Meditation -- Zen Buddhism.
Subject:
Philosophy : General
Subject:
Religion Eastern-Zen Buddhism
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20101109
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
144

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