“In the beginner’s mind there are many possibilities, but in the expert’s mind there are few.” – Shunryu Suzuki Roshi
We deeply value the flexibility of the beginner’s mind in Zen practice. There is a Zen saying, “Not knowing is most intimate,” and in this spirit we welcome all beginning practitioners. If you are new to Zen or meditation in general and are curious about a supportive way to enter the practice, here are a few suggestions.
Reading can’t take the place of a sitting practice but can be a wonderful complement to it. There are several excellent books out there for the beginning practitioner. Here are some suggestions.