Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind

Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind

eBook - 2010
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The Zen master explains the practice, nature, and basic attitudes of Zen meditation.
Publisher: Boston : Shambhala, 2010.
Edition: 40th anniversary ed.
ISBN: 9780834821293
083482129X
Branch Call Number: ELECTRONIC RESOURCE
Characteristics: 1 online resource (149 p.)
Additional Contributors: Dixon, Trudy

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Steve Jobs' interest in meditation and Buddhism thrived in the 70's and he attended classes led by Suzuki Shunryu. “In the beginner's mind there are many possibilities, but in the expert's there are few.”


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Uchinaguchi
Dec 31, 2017

This book is not a how to guide for Buddhism, but more of an explanation of the how and why certain practices take place. Each topic is pretty short, but that is because you can't read to learn Buddhism, but you must practice. I think this book would be more beneficial to someone who already had some understanding of Buddhism, but if you're patient and keep an open mind then anyone can benefit from this book.

the "San Francisco Rinpoche." too bad he caught cancer not long after this was published, still, the truths printed here, remain. SO-O-O-O highly recommended. Ulrich barely had time to read it , I snatched it back so quickly. why did I? I was afraid he would poison the good teaching whilst reading it. I similarly feared his use ant poison, in the kitchen, and leaving pools of water on the kitchen tops , afterwards. I called a poison control center and talked to them about it ( I can hear what he would say, still: ' how did that work out for ya?')

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bobgrant
Sep 05, 2011

Suzuki-Roshi was one of the first Zen teachers to come to America. This short book introduces some of his clear and simple explanations of some of Zen Buddhism's more difficult concept. Suitable for those just beginning to read about Buddhism and for those who have some Om under their belts.

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