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Recipes for an Autumn Dinner

Edward Espe Brown serves up a recipe for the perfect Autumn Dinner, along with some memories serving food to Suzuki Roshi. The post Recipes for an Autumn Dinner appeared first on Lion's Roar.

A Simple Declutter Habit: Leave No Trace

“When you do something you should burn yourself completely, like a good bonfire, leaving no trace of yourself.” ~Shunryu Suzuki By Leo Babauta Zen master Suzuki Roshi spoke about the idea of leaving no trace — doing something with complete presence, and then moving on to the next thing without holding on to previous activities. […]

Suzuki-roshi at Tassajara

David Chadwich describes the early days of Tassajara Zen Mountain Center and the ways which Suzuki Roshi related to the American mind. The post Suzuki-roshi at Tassajara appeared first on Lion's Roar.

Mind Waves

Zen Mind, Beginner’s Mind is the seminal work by San Francisco Zen Center founder Shunryu Suzuki Roshi. In this chapter alone he explains: how to practice zazen, the difference between small and big mind, and the true nature of thoughts. The post Mind Waves appeared first on Lion's Roar.

Embodying the Teachings: A Daylong Retreat

In our culture, we place a high emphasis on intellectual learning. Yet our personal growth seems to depend on how we translate what we read and hear into some deeper, possibly wordless understanding. Even Suzuki Roshi once said about his own (brilliant) lectures, "It is like giving you a recipe. Show More Summary

Wherever You Are, Enlightenment Is There

A talk by Shunryu Suzuki Roshi his book, from Not Always So, on enlightenment. The post Wherever You Are, Enlightenment Is There appeared first on Lion's Roar.

What is “beginner’s mind”?

As Zen teacher Suzuki Roshi famously said, “In the beginner’s mind there are many possibilities, but in the expert’s there are few.” The post What is “beginner’s mind”? appeared first on Lion's Roar.

Zen Mind, Vajra Mind

The late Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche described Suzuki Roshi as his “accidental father” in America, and through their close friendship he gained great respect for the Zen tradition. In this talk, Chögyam Trungpa looks at the basic differences between Zen and tantra. The post Zen Mind, Vajra Mind appeared first on Lion's Roar.

BG 072: Zen Masters: Dressing the Donkey with Bells and Scarves

Episode Description: Long-time American Zen practitioner Stuart Lachs has spent some 40 years practicing Zen. First with Suzuki Roshi at the Tassajara Monastery in California and then with Eido Shimano Roshi, Walter Nowick, and finally with Ch’an Master Sheng-yen. Show More Summary

BG 130: Buddhism and the Evolution of Religion

Episode Description: Zen teacher Norman Fischer—a teacher in the lineage of Shunryu Suzuki Roshi—joins us again to speak about the religion, evolution, and Buddhism’s unique role in both. The conversation begins with an overview of American sociologist Robert Bellah’s schema on the evolution of religion throughout the ages. Show More Summary

BG 153: Feminine Zen

Episode Description: Grace Schireson is a Zen master in the lineage of Shunryu Suzuki Roshi and is the abbess of the Empty Nest Zendo in northern California. She joins us today to explore some of the main themes in her recently released book, Zen Women: Beyond Tea Ladies, Iron Maidens, and Macho Masters. Show More Summary

Beginner's Heart, Loving Heart

2 years 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

5 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 [...]

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