A talk by Shunryu Suzuki Roshi on enlightenment.
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.
We mark the tenth anniversary of Kobun Chino Roshi’s tragic death with a selection of his masterful teachings.
Kobun Chino came to America in 1967 at the request of Suzuki Roshi and spent the next thirty-five years helping spread the dharma in the West.
Practice at San Francisco Zen Center starts in the zendo and extends out to the farm, the kitchen, the workplace, the human heart. Colleen Morton Busch reports on one of American Buddhism’s most important communities as it celebrates its fiftieth anniversary.