Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind
40th Anniversary Edition
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“One of the best, and most succinct, introductions to Zen practice.”—Library Journal
“This is one of the top five Buddhist books, ever.”—Elephant
In the forty years since its original publication, Zen Mind, Beginner’s Mind has become one of the great modern Zen 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. It’s a book to come back to time and time again as an inspiration to practice, and it is now available to a new generation of seekers in this fortieth anniversary edition, with a new afterword by Shunryu Suzuki’s biographer, David Chadwick.
Excellent, timeless teachings; Highly recommend!
fantastic mid/advanced level zen
let's start by saying, if you have no prior understanding of zen, that this book will be interesting to you, but you may not get as much out if it as if you had first read a more introductory book, such as something by Alan Watts.
I had been reading on the subject for five months before ingot to zen mind, beginners mind and the timing could not have been more perfect. as it helps to be familiar with the concepts of zen beforehand as to not get caught up in some of the more paradoxical speech.
highly recommended. one of the best books on the subject if soto zen in America.
I'm a beginner student of Buddhism and I loved this book. It gave me alot of good insight