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Beginner's Heart, Loving Heart

4 months agoReligion / Buddhism : IDP Blog

In his classic book, Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind, Suzuki Roshi succinctly pointed to our original nature as our true nature -- unfabricated, unfiltered, disentangled from preconceptions that color our view. "In the beginner's mind, there are many possibilities, but in the expert's there are few," the book begins. read more

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

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 [...]

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 [...]

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

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

3 years agoReligion / Buddhism : IDP Blog

(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

Pema Chödrön shares some news you can use

Via Heart Advice comes a helpful Pema Chödrön quote from her book Practicing Peace in Times of War: “Zen Master Suzuki Roshi once looked out at his students and said, “All of you are perfect just as you are and you could use a little improvement.” That’s how it is. You don’t start from the view [...]

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 [...]

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.

Want to Win a Free Copy of Shambhala Publications’ 40th Anniversary Edition of Shunryu Suzuki Roshi’s Zen Mind, Beginner’s Mind? Then Be the First to Answer This Question Correctly…

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 [...]

A Gift of Dharma for 11.10.10

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: 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, [...]

A Gift of Dharma for 11.9.10

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: Our tendency is to be interested in something that is growing in the garden, not in the bare soil itself. But if you want to have a good harvest, the most important thing is [...]

A Gift of Dharma for 11.8.10

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: When you do something, you should burn yourself up completely, like a good bonfire, leaving no trace of yourself.

The AZC Sangha

Korin Charlie Pokorny, a priest in my lineage and the secretary of the Soto Zen Buddhist Association, maintains this blog of transcripts of Dharma talks by Suzuki Roshi. For those who may not know, Suzuki Roshi was the Soto Zen teacher...Show More Summary

Nothing Special

Shunryu Suzuki Roshi said, It is a kind of mystery that for people who have no experience of enlightenment, enlightenment is something wonderful. But if they attain it, it is nothing....

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