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Books

ZenMindZen Mind Beginner's Mind by Shunryu Suzuki-roshi conveys the mind, spirit, and heart of Zen in a friendly, accessible way that deepens as you grow in your practice. Disarmingly simple, poetic, and profound.

Paperback $14.95

Branching StreamsBranching Streams Flow in the Darkness by Shunryu Suzuki-roshi reveals the insight, humor, and intimacy with Zen that made Suzuki Roshi so influential as a teacher. Suzuki Roshi's gentle wisdom shines through these intimate talks on the Sandokai.

Paperback $21.95

NBNENo Beginning, No End by Jakusho Kwong-roshi. The Intimate Heart of Zen.

Hardback $18.95
Paperback $16.95


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NotAlwaysSoNot Always So by Shunryu Suzuki-roshi. Practicing the True Spirit of Zen. Suzuki voices Zen in everyday language, with humor and good-heartedness.

Paperback $13.99

 

Breath Sweeps Mind by Jakusho Kwong-Roshi

6 CDS / 7.5 HOURS
Order now for $59.95

BreathsweepsIn a poetic reflection from an awakened insight, the 13th-century Zen master Keizan Jokin wrote: “Most people want to have pure clarity, but sweep as you will, you cannot empty the mind.” In Breath Sweeps Mind, Jakusho Kwong presents his inspired response to this Zen teaching to offer you an “everyday Zen” that you can practice right now.

Recorded live at Sonoma Mountain Zen Center in California, Breath Sweeps Mind is a complete 12-session curriculum of Dharma talks you can revisit time and again. With over 40 years of traditional Zen practice, Jakusho Kwong exemplifies the presence of an authentic roshi (Zen teacher) – sometimes serious, sometimes playful, and always fully open to the experience at hand. Join him for a refreshing and easily accessible transmission of Zen practice to help you “turn your radiance inward,” and bring the gifts of wisdom, love, and compassion to yourself, your family and friends, and all of society.

Highlights:


• Step-by-step guidance in the art of zazen, including natural unshu breathing
• Engaging with emotions and physical pain
• Why delusion is inseparable from enlightenment
• The true meaning of emptiness
• Nemitsu nokafu: the spirit behind enlightened Zen action
• How to cultivate the “natural composure” of samadhi
• Instruction in the “cosmic mudra” for upright sitting
• Bowing practice as “the true fruit of Zen”
• Subject vs. Object: how to view the world in nondual terms
• The root of all struggle – and how to transcend it
• How fear leads to truth
• Lessons in kinhin: “slow walking” practice
• The physical body and the unseen body
• More than seven hours of Zen teachings, stories, and poetry – plus a detailed glossary of terms


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LINKS

Sonoma Mountain Zen Center
6367 Sonoma Mountain Road, Santa Rosa CA 95404
(707).545.8105
smzc@smzc.net