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Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind

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ISBN-10: 1590308492

ISBN-13: 9781590308493

Edition: 2011

Authors: David Chadwick, Shunryu Suzuki

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In the forty years since its original publication, Zen Mind, Beginner's Mindhas 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 from David Chadwick.
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Book details

List price: $18.95
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Shambhala Publications, Incorporated
Publication date: 6/28/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 176
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.50" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.704
Language: English

David Chadwick began practicing with Shunryu Suzuki in 1966 at the age of twenty-one & was ordained by him in 1971. His acclaimed biography of Suzuki, "Crooked Cucumber" (Broadway Books), was a "San Francisco Chronicle" bestseller. He lives with his wife & son in Sonoma County, California.

Prologue: Beginner's Mind
Right Practice
Mind Waves
Mind Weeds
The Marrow of Zen
No Dualism
Nothing Special
Right Attitude
Single-Minded Way
Zen and Excitement
Right Effort
No Trace
God Giving
Mistakes in Practice
Limiting Your Activity
Study Yourself
To Polish a Tile
Negative and Positive
Nirvana, the Waterfall
Right Understanding
Traditional Zen Spirit
The Quality of Being
Readiness, Mindfulness
Believing in Nothing
Attachment, Nonattachment
Experience, Not Philosophy
Original Buddhism
Beyond Consciousness
Buddha's Enlightenment
Epilogue: Zen Mind