Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind

Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind

50th Anniversary Edition

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Publisher Description

Named one of the 100 Best Spiritual Books of the Twentieth Century (Spirituality & Practice)

A 50th Anniversary edition of the bestselling Zen classic on meditation, maintaining a curious and open mind, and living with simplicity.

"In the beginner's mind there are many possibilities, but in the expert's there are few."
So begins this most beloved of all American Zen books. Seldom has such a small handful of words provided a teaching as rich as has this famous opening line. In a single stroke, the simple sentence cuts through the pervasive tendency students have of getting so close to Zen as to completely miss what it's all about. It is an instant teaching on the first page--and that's just the beginning.

In the fifty years since its original publication, Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind has become one of the great modern spiritual classics, much beloved, much reread, and much recommended as the best first book to read on Zen. Suzuki Roshi presents the basics--from the details of posture and breathing in zazen to the perception of nonduality--in a way that is not only remarkably clear, but that also resonates with the joy of insight from the first to the last page.

GENRE
Religion & Spirituality
RELEASED
1970
June 1
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
144
Pages
PUBLISHER
Shambhala
SELLER
Penguin Random House LLC
SIZE
1.8
MB

Customer Reviews

dackmaddy107 ,

lovely!

a bit wordy, but fully enjoyable to read….

M_Lubo ,

Transcendent Expression

It is so difficult to express the freedom in pure being simply through the word, but this book comes close. For this reason I feel it is an extremely valuable book.

Flashdance ,

Should be part of your foundational collection

I recommend this book to all who are interested in Buddhism. I provided a necessary foundation from a Japanese perspective. It was very helpful for me and served as an important piece to my educational puzzle.

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