Suzuki Roshi—author of Zen Mind, Beginner’s Mind—video interview.

Via Waylon Lewis
on Sep 20, 2008
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suzuki roshi

I’ve read him for 20 years. Author of one of the three greatest beginner’s Buddhist books. But I’ve never seen him. God Bless Youtube, the gift that keeps on viewing:

Bonus, a reading of Suzuki Roshi’s Single-Minded Way (not about myself) by Peter Coyote:


About Waylon Lewis

Waylon Lewis, founder of elephant magazine, now & host of Walk the Talk Show with Waylon Lewis, is a 1st generation American Buddhist “Dharma Brat." Voted #1 in U.S. on twitter for #green two years running, Changemaker & Eco Ambassador by Treehugger, Green Hero by Discovery’s Planet Green, Best (!) Shameless Self-Promoter at Westword's Web Awards, Prominent Buddhist by Shambhala Sun, & 100 Most Influential People in Health & Fitness 2011 by "Greatist", Waylon is a mediocre climber, lazy yogi, 365-day bicycle commuter & best friend to Redford (his rescue hound). His aim: to bring the good news re: "the mindful life" beyond the choir & to all those who didn't know they gave a care. | His first book, Things I would like to do with You, is now available.


12 Responses to “Suzuki Roshi—author of Zen Mind, Beginner’s Mind—video interview.”

  1. admin says:

    Thanks for Suzuki Vid – from Dale Hu
    Suzuki Roshi and Sufi Sam were good friends ~

    from Stephen Gaskin (Monday night class)

    For there to be as many as a thousand people coming to Monday Night Class each week meant we were pulling out of a huge pool. The city was a great spiritual ferment. You could hear a different spiritual teacher every night of the week. One night was Suzuki Roshi from the San Francisco Zen Center, another was Murshid Sam Lewis (known as Sufi Sam); you could chant with the Asoka Fakir, or you could dance with Rabbi Schlomo Carlebach. A very straight elderly woman ran a Spiritualist church and complained about the Acid people messing up the séance

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  5. Ozz says:

    "one of the three greatest beginner’s Buddhist books"

    C'mon Way – don't leave us hangin'! What are the other two on your list?

  6. Aborn says:

    Thank You Waylan good stuff

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  10. Brent says:

    That smile. 🙂

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