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Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind: Informal Talks on Zen Meditation and Practice Paperback – 15 June 2011

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"[This] is a different book every time I read it. Behind the simplicity, it is dense with Zen wisdom that flashes like lightning as you read and reread."--Jon Lebkowskyl, Millennium Whole Earth Catalog

"One of the best and most succinct introductions to Zen practice."--Library Journal

"One of the top five Buddhist books, ever."--Elephant

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In the beginner's mind there are many possibilities, but in the expert's there are few

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  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ 1590308492
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ SHAMBHALA - TRADE; 1st edition (15 June 2011)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Paperback ‏ : ‎ 176 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 9781590308493
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1590308493
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 13.39 x 1.19 x 20.93 cm
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Shunryu Suzuki (鈴木 俊隆 Suzuki Shunryū, dharma name Shōgaku Shunryū 祥岳俊隆, often called Suzuki Roshi) (born May 18, 1904, Kanagawa Prefecture of Japan; died December 4, 1971 in San Francisco, California, U.S.A.) was a Sōtō Zen monk and teacher who helped popularize Zen Buddhism in the United States, and is renowned for founding the first Buddhist monastery outside Asia (Tassajara Zen Mountain Center). Suzuki founded San Francisco Zen Center, which along with its affiliate temples, comprises one of the most influential Zen organizations in the United States. A book of his teachings, Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind, is one of the most popular books on Zen and Buddhism in the West.

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Eckhart Tolle says he has "lived with several Zen masters -- all of them cats." However Cats are notoriously difficult to encourage to write books, so Mr Suzuki did. It's so good it might have been written by a cat.
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