I have written about beginner’s mind before, and I hope long-time readers will excuse me if I delve into this subject again, but it is on my mind as I noticed that today is the anniversary of Shunryu Suzuki’s death in 1971. Suzuki’s book, Zen Mind, Beginner’s Mind is a great Buddhist classic. Immediately accessible, [...]
San Francisco Zen Center celebrates its 50th anniversary this summer, and earlier this week, California NPR station KQED hosted a discussion about Shunryu Suzuki Roshi’s vision for the center, its history, and its plans for the future. Norman Fischer, Steve Stücky, and Susan O’Connell joined Forum host Michael Krasny for the panel, which you can [...]
“Moment after moment, everyone comes out from nothingness. This is the true joy of life” - Shunryu Suzuki I’m not going to sit here and tell you that everything is okay, Pranksters. That would be a lie. And despite what my relatives may or may not think of me, I am no liar. I am [...] The post One Moment In Time appeared first on Mommy Wants Vodka.
In just one chapter of his classic book Zen Mind, Beginner’s Mind, Shunryu Suzuki Roshi explained how to practice zazen, small and big mind, and the true nature of thoughts. Read it online here. Learn all about Suzuki Roshi’s legacy in “Always Beginner’s Mind” — a look at San Francisco Zen Center on its fiftieth [...]
Zen master Shunryu Suzuki’s “Beginner's mind” and Zen Master Seung Sahn's "Don't-know mind" are far from the Buddha Mind. Those who have such minds are deluded because they believe they are open when, in fact, their minds are tightly closed....
My introduction to Asian spiritual traditions came from a Unitarian minister who had spent some time at the San Francisco Zen Center when the late Shunryu Suzuki Roshi was there. The Reverend Vaughn's talks often were based on literature from both Zen and philosophical Taoism. Show More Summary
The American Zen master Zentatsu Richard Baker, the Dharma Successor of Soto Zen master Shunryu Suzuki, said after he was transmitted by Suzuki—and not surprisingly—”you are no longer a Buddhist; what you do is Buddhism” (Michael Downing, Shoes Outside the...
Shunryu Suzuki Roshi, founder of the San Francisco Zen Center, died 40 years ago yesterday -- December 4, 1971. At my Zen center the teachers read bits of Suzuki Roshi's talks.... Read Full Post
(Follow Ethan on Facebook and Twitter) A list of Steve Jobs' favorite books and most influential reads was just published on Huffington Post, and it includes Shunryu Suzuki Roshi's Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind, Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche's Cutting Through Spiritual Materialism and Paramahansa Yogananda's Autobiography of a Yogi. Show More Summary
Nothing Is Hidden is a series of readings, screenings, and artist talks hosted by San Francisco Zen Center to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Shunryu Suzuki’s classic book Zen Mind, Beginner’s Mind. Genine Lentine, who has written for the Shambhala Sun and who is the organizer of Nothing Is Hidden tells us that [...]
I decided to re-visit a book I began and abandoned awhile back -- Visions of Awakening Space and Time: Dogen and the Lotus Sutra by Taigen Dan Leighton. Taigen is a Soto Zen priest and dharma heir in the lineage of Shunryu Suzuki Roshi, and he also teaches at Loyola University in Chicago. Show More Summary
Zen Mind, Beginners Mind: 40th Anniversary Edition Written by Shunryu Suzuki Published by Shambhala Publications “You may think that if there is no purpose or no goal in our practice, we will not know what to do. But there is a way. The way to practice without having any goal is to limit your activity, [...]
Today’s quote comes to us from Shunryu Suzuki Roshi (1904-1971), whom I previously quoted and wrote a little biography for here. This is it (by way of his official Facebook fan page): Q: You speak of our existence in only an instant, but at each instant, that existence should make its best effort. And the more I think about this [...]
Today’s quote comes to us from Shunryu Suzuki Roshi (1904-1971), whom I previously quoted and wrote a little biography for here. This is it (by way of his official Facebook fan page): “Everyday Mind Is Zen”…what it means is to feel big mind in—through our everyday practice. This morning, when we were sitting, perhaps you could hear [...]
The book Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind by Shunryu Suzuki is a very popular book for newbies who want to learn about Zen but are too busy to study the history of Zen (which they should) or study Zen's different traditions...
Today’s quote comes to us from Shunryu Suzuki Roshi(1904-1971), whom I previously quoted and wrote a little biography for here. This is it: Hell is not punishment, it’s training.
Zen Mind, Beginner’s Mind by Shunyru Suzuki and Meditaton in Action by Chogyam Trungpa are each now forty years old, and out in new commemorative editions. In the current issue of the Shambhala Sun, Norman Fischer reviews these, placing them into personal and historical context. The full review, titled “The Birth of Western Dharma,” is [...]
I’m working with Shambhala Publications to promote their beautiful, brand new, 40th anniversary edition of Shunryu Suzuki Roshi’s classic text Zen Mind, Beginner’s Mind, and will be giving away one copy for free right here at my blog! A $24.95 value — yours free if you’re first to correctly answer the trivia question below in the comments for [...]
Shambhala Publications has contacted me about running another contest and this one is a great one. It has been 40 years since the original publication of Shunryu Suzuki’s “Zen Mind, Beginners Mind”. The book has become one of the most read books since Buddhism came to the West. I would say a whole bunch more [...]
Today’s quote comes to us from Shunryu Suzuki Roshi (1904-1971), whom I previously quoted and wrote a little biography for here. This is it: Without accepting the fact that everything changes, we cannot find perfect composure. But unfortunately, although it is true, it is difficult for us to accept it. Because we cannot accept the truth of transience, [...]