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Welcome to BeginnerZen

This page is an introduction to zen meditation and Erik Storlie. It is meant to be a guide to all those interested in learning more about zen practice.

You can learn about his zen meditation teaching, read his articles, read passages from his book, and find out when he is leading a meditation session.

"Our 'original mind' includes everything within itself. It is always rich and sufficient within itself. You should not lose your self-sufficient state of mind. This does not mean a closed mind, but actually an empty mind and a ready mind. If your mind is empty, it is always ready for anything; it is open to everything. In the beginner’s mind there are many possibilities; in the expert’s mind there are few."

-Shunryu Suzuki Roshi
(from Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind)