Zen Is Right Here
Teaching Stories and Anecdotes of Shunryu Suzuki
By David Chadwick (Editor)
Shambhala Publications, Paperback, 9781590304914, 143pp.
Publication Date: October 9, 2007
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Like the Buddha himself, Suzuki Roshi gave profound teachings that were skilfully expressed for each moment, person, and situation he encountered. He emphasized that while the ungraspable essence of Buddhism is constant, the expression of that essence is always changing. Each of the stories presented here is an example of this versatile and timeless quality, showing that the potential for attaining enlightenment exists right here, right now, in this very moment.
"These brief personal stories, which are contributed anonymously, offer a strong sense of Suzuki Roshi, his teachings, and his enduring sense of humor."—Publishers Weekly
"Like a temple bell that strikes through the air to the heart of sound, these anecdotes and quotes offer humor, wisdom, enlightenment, brio, and a perfect example of a Zen life lived every day—that of Soto Zen priest Shunryu Suzuki who helped introduce thousands of Americans to Zen. . . . Flip through the book at random and you will find a gem on any given page. This book is an instruction manual for living your Zen outside the meditation hall."—Japan Times
"A delightful, thought-provoking, and eminently wise collection of teachings."—Spirituality and Health