Lewis Richmond remembers the great teacher who founded the San Francisco Zen Center and played a historic role in the establishment of Buddhism in the West.
Edward Espe Brown serves up a recipe for the perfect Autumn Dinner, along with some memories serving food to Suzuki Roshi.
If you are carving your own dragon, you will never see the real one. That’s why true zazen requires giving up your personal style of practice.
A Talk on The Sandokai of Sekito Kisen by Suzuki Roshi.
Zen Mind, Beginner’s Mind is the seminal work by San Francisco Zen Center founder Shunryu Suzuki Roshi. In this chapter alone he explains: how to practice zazen, the difference between small and big mind, and the true nature of thoughts.
David Chadwich describes the early days of Tassajara Zen Mountain Center and the ways which Suzuki Roshi related to the American mind.
Zenkei Blanche Hartman, Senior Dharma Teacher of San Francisco Zen Center, has died.
Norman Fischer tells the story of how Mitsu Suzki, a Japanese schoolteacher born in 1914, made a home for herself in American Zen.
As Zen teacher Suzuki Roshi famously said, “In the beginner’s mind there are many possibilities, but in the expert’s there are few.”
Doing the right thing doesn’t always mean following the rules, says Edward Brown. He only wishes he had known that years ago.