Zen Mind, Beginner’s Mind
The most beloved of American Zen books was created from Suzuki Roshi’s talks to the Sangha at Haiku Zendo, the predecessor of Kannon Do. Read this slowly, one or two chapters a week.
“In the beginner’s mind there are many possibilities, but in the expert’s there are few.”
Suzuki Roshi presents the basics-from the details of posture and breathing in Zazen to the perception of non-duality 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.