Shunryu Suzuki

Shunryu Suzuki
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The Zen master Shunryu Suzuki was an unassuming, much-beloved spiritual teacher. Born the son of a Zen master in 1904, Suzuki began Zen training as a youngster and matured over many years of practice in Japan. After continuing to devote himself to his priestly life throughout the Second World War (when priests often turned to other occupations), Suzuki came to San Francisco in 1959. While some priests had come to the West with "new suits and shiny shoes," Suzuki decided to come "in an old robe with a shiny [shaved] head." Attracting students over several years, Suzuki established the Zen Center in San Francisco, with a training temple at Tassajara-the first in the West. After a lengthy illness, he died of cancer in December 1971.

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Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind

Informal Talks on Zen Meditation and Practice
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Since its original publication in 1971, Zen Mind, Beginner’s Mind has become one of the great modern Zen classics, much beloved, much re-read, and much recommended as the best first book to read on Zen.

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Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind

50th Anniversary Edition
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Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind

Shambhala Library Gift Edition
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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 re-read, and much recommended as the best first book to read on Zen.

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2021 Zen Mind Wall Calendar

Zenga Paintings from the Gitter-Yelen Collection
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Calendar

In the Zen Mind wall calendar, the depth of Zen Buddhism is revealed through ancient Japanese art and profoundly simple wisdom. Created by 17th- and 18th-century Japanese monks, Zenga art (Zen-inspired brushstroke paintings) has a startlingly modern appeal.

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Branching Streams Flow In The Darkness

Zen Talks on the Sandokai
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I respectfully urge you who study the mystery,

don’t pass your days and nights in vain.

                          —The Sandokai

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Not Always So

Practicing the True Spirit of Zen
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The way to study true Zen is not verbal. Just open yourself and give up everything. Whatever happens, study closely and see what you find out. This is the fundamental attitude.

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