What Is Zen

  • by D.T. Suzuki
  • Narrated by Christopher Reed
  • 2 hrs and 19 mins
  • Abridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

What Is Zen is the quintessential beginner's guide to achieving enlightenment. In simple, often poetic language, the author offers a general introduction to the concepts and philosophy of Zen Buddhism. He describes what it is, how it began and evolved, and how its emphasis on simplicity and self-effacement have helped shape an aesthetic found throughout Japanese culture. D.T. Suzuki lived to the age of 95 and was Japan's foremost authority on Zen Buddhism. What Is Zen is the first in a series of programs taken from Suzuki's Zen and Japanese Culture.


What the Critics Say

"There is something incredibly soothing in the old Japanese virtues, as Mr. Suzuki describes them." (The New York Times)


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What is Zen by D.T. Suzuki

This is my first experience with information about 'Zen'. It is a wonderful example and is layed out in an easy to follow format. I recommend it for anyone wanting to learn about the basics of 'Zen'.
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- Cindy

Book Details

  • Release Date: 02-16-2000
  • Publisher: Macmillan Audio