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Things As It Is

The title of the blog post is deliberately ungrammatical. "Things-as-it-is" is a phrase made up by the late Shunryu Suzuki Roshi to describe the fundamental nature of reality. He mixed up singular and plural deliberately, to keep us from grasping one or the other. "'Many' and 'one' are different ways of describing one whole being," he said.... Read Full Post

Things As It Is

The title of the blog post is deliberately ungrammatical. "Things-as-it-is" is a phrase made up by the late Shunryu Suzuki Roshi to describe the fundamental nature of reality. He mixed up singular and plural deliberately, to keep us from grasping one or the other. "'Many' and 'one' are different ways of describing one whole being," he said.... Read Full Post

Beginner’s Mind

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, [...]

Audio: San Francisco Zen Center at fifty

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 [...]

One Moment In Time

“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.

From the September 2012 magazine: “Mind Waves”

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 [...]

The deluded minds of Buddhism

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....

Western Philosophical Chauvinism

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

A certain amount of hubris

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...

The Real Dragon

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

Steve Jobs, Zen, Chogyam Trungpa, and the Mind that Produced the iPhone

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(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

This Friday night, San Francisco Zen Center’s “Nothing Is Hidden” Reading Series comes to you

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 [...]

The Zen of Universal Liberation

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

Book Review: Zen Mind, Beginners Mind

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, [...]

A Gift of Dharma for 3.9.11

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 [...]

A Gift of Dharma for 2.6.11

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 [...]

Newbies should avoid canine Zen

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...

A Gift of Dharma for 12.29.10

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.

Buddhist books: Marking a milestone for modern classics by Shunryu Suzuki and Chogyam Trungpa

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 [...]

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