Development Of Character

Suzuki Roshi was the founder of the Zen Center in San Francisco, Green Gulch Farm in Sausalito, and the Tassajara Hot Springs monastery in Carmel Valley.

Unfortunately for me, he died before my first Zen sesshin at the San Francisco Zen Center in 1972.

Fortunately, he lives on through the excellent dharma teachers at the San Francisco Zen Center and his wonderful words of wisdom of enlightenment quoted here and chosen by Lama Surya Das.

“Enlightenment is not unimportant, yet the deepest practice is the development of character, which is a whole life’s work and never ends.”


-Suzuki Roshi

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Zen Mind, Beginner’s Mind

Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind

This is the classic book of the teachings of Suzuki Roshi. Everyone who meditates or is thinking of meditating should own a copy. Mine is ages old and is one of my favorite reads!

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