Download the free Kindle app and start reading Kindle books instantly on your smartphone, tablet or computer – no Kindle device required. Learn more

Read instantly on your browser with Kindle Cloud Reader.

Using your mobile phone camera, scan the code below and download the Kindle app.

QR code to download the Kindle App

Enter your mobile phone or email address

Processing your request...

By pressing ‘Send link’, you agree to Amazon's Conditions of Use.

You consent to receive an automated text message from or on behalf of Amazon about the Kindle App at your mobile number above. Consent is not a condition of any purchase. Message and data rates may apply.

Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more

Follow the Author

Something went wrong. Please try your request again later.

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

4.6 out of 5 stars 1,124 ratings

Amazon Price
New from Used from
Paperback
$70.00 $71.00
Save on select Treehouse books.
Shop best-selling Treehouse books by Andy Griffiths and Terry Denton. Click to explore.

Product description

Review

"[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

Book Description

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

AUDIBLE FREE TRIAL
Includes your first audiobook free, a bonus book selected by our editors, unlimited access to exclusive podcasts and more. $16.45/mo after 30 days. Cancel anytime. Learn more >

Product details

  • 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
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.6 out of 5 stars 1,124 ratings

About the author

Follow authors to get new release updates, plus improved recommendations.
Brief content visible, double tap to read full content.
Full content visible, double tap to read brief content.

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.

Bio from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Customer reviews

4.6 out of 5 stars
4.6 out of 5
1,124 global ratings
How are ratings calculated?

Review this product

Share your thoughts with other customers

Top reviews from Australia

Reviewed in Australia on 20 April 2019
Verified Purchase
Reviewed in Australia on 4 July 2021
Verified Purchase
Customer image
5.0 out of 5 stars So good it might have been written by a cat
By Peter FYFE on 4 July 2021
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.
Images in this review
Customer image
Customer image
Reviewed in Australia on 30 June 2018
Verified Purchase
One person found this helpful
Report abuse
Reviewed in Australia on 24 November 2019
Verified Purchase

Top reviews from other countries

Sam
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 1 February 2018
Verified Purchase
10 people found this helpful
Report abuse
charles catlin
1.0 out of 5 stars Check that you can use it before buying
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 7 January 2020
Verified Purchase
8 people found this helpful
Report abuse
DocRuss
5.0 out of 5 stars most influential book I've ever read
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 23 July 2013
Verified Purchase
32 people found this helpful
Report abuse
Thomas Gauvin
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 22 April 2021
Verified Purchase
Kindle Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Understanding Buddhism
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 16 September 2017
Verified Purchase
12 people found this helpful
Report abuse