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Shunryu Suzuki



Shunryu Suzuki (1904–1971) was a Japanese Soto Zen monk and teacher. He is widely credited with popularizing Zen Buddhist teachings in the United States, especially through his book Zen Mind, Beginner’s Mind, which is still considered a standard introduction to the tradition.

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Zen Buddhism: Shunryu Suzuki Roshi - Part 1

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Not Always So: Practicing the True Spirit of Zen

Practicing the true spirit of Zen. Not Always So is based on Shunryu Suzuki's lectures and is framed in his own inimitable, allusive, paradoxical style, rich with unexpected and off–centre insights.

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Bowing

Shunryu Suzuki Roshi on learning to transcend dualistic ideas through the practice of bowing.

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FindCenter Quotes ImageTreat every moment as your last. It is not preparation for something else.

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How Do You Like Zazen - How Do You Like Brown Rice?

One of five student films from San Francisco State University Cinema Department made in 1998 using footage from existing films (all herein) mixing in new film, photos, Shunryu Suzuki lecture and other audio. This one features a lecture Suzuki gave at the San Francisco Zen Center City Center Feb.

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Zen Is Right Here: Teaching Stories and Anecdotes of Shunryu Suzuki

Shunryu Suzuki’s extraordinary gift for conveying traditional Zen teachings using ordinary language is well known to the countless readers of Zen Mind, Beginner’s Mind. In Zen Is Right Here, his teachings are brought to life powerfully and directly through stories told about him by his students.

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The Waterfall

When you can sit with your whole body and mind, and with the oneness of your mind and body under the control of the universal mind, you can easily attain this kind of right understanding. Your everyday life will be renewed without being attached to an old erroneous interpretation of life.

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FindCenter Quotes ImageIn the beginner’s mind there are many possibilities, but in the expert’s there are few.

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Balancing Heaven and Earth: A Memoir of Visions, Dreams, and Realizations

One of this century's most popular psychology scholars, Robert A. Johnson was among the first to present Carl Jung's rich but complex theories with simple elegance and grace, opening them to an entirely new and hungry audience.

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Warm-Hearted Practice

When your practice improves, and you have good control over your desires and your everyday life, then you will have big freedom from everything. That is the goal of our practice, both for priests and for lay people.

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