An Introduction to Zen Buddhism

An Introduction to Zen Buddhism

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by Daisetz T. Suzuki
     
 

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One of the world’s leading authorities on Zen Buddhism, D. T. Suzuki was the author of more than a hundred works on the subject in both Japanese and English, and was most instrumental in bringing the teachings of Zen Buddhism to the attention of the Western world. Written in a lively, accessible, and straightforward manner, An Introduction to Zen Buddhism is…  See more details below

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One of the world’s leading authorities on Zen Buddhism, D. T. Suzuki was the author of more than a hundred works on the subject in both Japanese and English, and was most instrumental in bringing the teachings of Zen Buddhism to the attention of the Western world. Written in a lively, accessible, and straightforward manner, An Introduction to Zen Buddhism is illuminating for the serious student and layperson alike. Suzuki provides a complete vision of Zen, which emphasizes self-understanding and enlightenment through many systems of philosophy, psychology, and ethics. With a foreword by the renowned psychiatrist Dr. Carl Jung, this volume has been generally acknowledged a classic introduction to the subject for many years. It provides, along with Suzuki’s Essays and Manual of Zen Buddhism, a framework for living a balanced and fulfilled existence through Zen.

Editorial Reviews

Booknews
This reprint of the Black Cat edition (1964) makes Suzuki's important text available on alkaline paper. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Tricycle Magazine
No shelf is complete without at least one Suzuki volume, and this one contains everything from the history of Zen to mind-bending theory to everyday practice.
From the Publisher

“D.T. Suzuki’s works on Zen Buddhism are among the best contributions to the knowledge of living Buddhism that recent decades have produced . . . We cannot be sufficiently grateful to the author.”—Carl Jung, in his foreword to the book

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780394174747
Publisher:
Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
Publication date:
05/21/1976

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