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Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind
     

Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind

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by Shunryu Suzuki, Trudy Dixon (Editor), Huston Smith (Preface by), Richard Baker (Introduction)
 

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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. Abridged. 3 CDs.

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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. Abridged. 3 CDs.

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“[This] is a different book every time I read it. Behind the simplicity, it is dense with Zen wisdom that flashes like lightning as you read and reread.”—Jon Lebkowsky, Millennium Whole Earth Catalog

“One of the best, and most succinct, introductions to Zen practice.”—Library Journal

“This is one of the top five Buddhist books, ever.”—Elephant

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781590302675
Publisher:
Shambhala
Publication date:
10/11/2005
Series:
Shambhala Library
Pages:
192
Sales rank:
267,902
Product dimensions:
4.56(w) x 7.01(h) x 0.76(d)

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From the Publisher
“[This] is a different book every time I read it. Behind the simplicity, it is dense with Zen wisdom that flashes like lightning as you read and reread.”—Jon Lebkowskyl, Millennium Whole Earth Catalog

“One of the best and most succinct introductions to Zen practice.”—Library Journal

“One of the top five Buddhist books, ever.”—Elephant

Meet 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.

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