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  Zen Mind, Beginner’s Mind       By: Shunryu Suzuki
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Zen Mind, Beginners Mind

Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind Mind, Beginner's Mind is a book of teachings by the late Shunryu Suzuki, a compilation of talks given to his satellite Zen center in Los Altos, California. Published in 1970 by Weatherhill, the book is not academic. These are frank and direct transcriptions of Suzukis' talks recorded by his student Marian Derby. Trudy Dixon and Richard Baker — Baker was Suzuki's successor — edited the talks by choosing those most relevant, arranging them into chapters. According to some, it has become a spiritual classic, helping readers to steer clear from the trappings of intellectualism.

The book also exists as a 180-minute audiobook read by Peter Coyote and originally released on cassette by Audio Literataure in March 1992.