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Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind

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Written by Shunryu SuzukiAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Shunryu Suzuki
Afterword by David ChadwickAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by David Chadwick

  • Format: Trade Paperback, 176 pages
  • Publisher: Shambhala
  • On Sale: June 28, 2011
  • Price: $15.95
  • ISBN: 978-1-59030-849-3 (1-59030-849-2)
Also available as a hardcover and a hardcover.
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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 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.

“[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