Everything you need to understand or teach Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind by Shunryu Suzuki.
A classic in the field of Zen Buddhism for over 40 years, Suzuki's words speak directly to anyone interested in the practice of Zen. From talks recorded in the mid-sixties Suzuki covers a range of topics such as the basics of sitting, breathing and bowing to the more sublime. He explores themes of emptiness, enlightenment, Buddha nature and the importance of a beginner's mind. Through it all, he underscores the utmost importance of practice.