Featured author Susan Moon is part of the lineage of Suzuki who came over from Japan to teach Zen in San Francisco and became a legendary figure in American Buddhism. This book has become a classic: it’s a profound education and it also offers gentle guidance and spiritual support. Each chapter is taken from a talk he gave but the teaching is not exclusively Buddhist. 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 one of my favourite books.
176pp, 209 x 133 mm, Paperback, 2020, RRP £16.99