Zen Is Right Now

More Teaching Stories and Anecdotes of Shunryu Suzuki, author of Zen Mind, Beginner’s Mind

By Shunryu Suzuki
Edited by David Chadwick

- Hardcover
Shambhala Publications
Pages: 160
Size: 5 x 7.007874
ISBN: 9781611809145

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Spirituality & Practice "Best Books of 2021" Award Winner

The teachings of Shunryu Suzuki have served for innumerable people as the gateway to Zen practice and meditation. In Zen Is Right Now, devoted student and biographer David Chadwick sheds new light on Suzuki’s presence and teachings through selected quotes from his lectures and a variety of stories told by his students.

Complementary to another collection about Suzuki, Zen Is Right Here, this book offers a joyful bounty of anecdotes and insights, revealing a playful and deeply wise teacher who delighted in paradox and laughed often. Each of the stories and quotes presented here is an example of the versatile and timeless quality evident in Suzuki’s teaching, showing that the potential for attaining enlightenment exists right now, in this very moment.