Essays in Zen Buddhism (Paperback)

Daisetz Teitaro Suzuki

A collection of the most important essays of D.T. Suzuki, the leading authority on Buddhism of the twentieth century

'Suzuki's works on Zen Buddhism are among the best contributions to the knowledge of living Buddhism' Carl Jung

Reaching enlightenment at the age of 27, Dr D.T. Suzuki spent the next 65 years writing widely about Buddhism and teaching in universities in Europe and the US. Widely regarded as the leading authority on Buddhism of the twentieth century, his Essays in Zen Buddhism was the first book to fully introduce Zen in the West.

In Essays in Zen Buddhism Dr Suzuki outlines the origins of Zen as a unique Chinese interpretation of the Doctrine of Enlightenment with the aim of of attaining Satori ('Sudden Enlightenment'). He describes how Satori can be achieved and the methods that can bring it about, but always stresses that Zen has to be a way of life that can cope with the demands and frustrations of daily life.

Exploring the history of Buddhism, the daily life of a Zen monk and the path to enlightenment, Dr Suzuki's writings offer an understanding of Zen not as a religion but as a way of perceiving, acting and being. These essays are both a classic introduction to Zen and a foundation for living a fulfilled life.

Publication date: 31/03/2010

£14.99

ISBN: 9780285638679

Imprint: Souvenir Press

Subject: Philosophy & Ideas

Essays in Zen Buddhism (Ebook)

Daisetz Teitaro Suzuki

A collection of the most important essays of D.T. Suzuki, the leading authority on Buddhism of the twentieth century

'Suzuki's works on Zen Buddhism are among the best contributions to the knowledge of living Buddhism' Carl Jung

Reaching enlightenment at the age of 27, Dr D.T. Suzuki spent the next 65 years writing widely about Buddhism and teaching in universities in Europe and the US. Widely regarded as the leading authority on Buddhism of the twentieth century, his Essays in Zen Buddhism was the first book to fully introduce Zen in the West.

In Essays in Zen Buddhism Dr Suzuki outlines the origins of Zen as a unique Chinese interpretation of the Doctrine of Enlightenment with the aim of of attaining Satori ('Sudden Enlightenment'). He describes how Satori can be achieved and the methods that can bring it about, but always stresses that Zen has to be a way of life that can cope with the demands and frustrations of daily life.

Exploring the history of Buddhism, the daily life of a Zen monk and the path to enlightenment, Dr Suzuki's writings offer an understanding of Zen not as a religion but as a way of perceiving, acting and being. These essays are both a classic introduction to Zen and a foundation for living a fulfilled life.

Publication date: 01/03/2011

£10.99

ISBN: 9780285640139

ISBN 10 / ASIN: B006WB2F0Y

Imprint: Souvenir Press

Subject: Philosophy & Ideas

Reviews for Essays in Zen Buddhism

'Suzuki's works on Zen Buddhism are among the best contributions to the knowledge of living Buddhism.'

 Carl Jung

'He speaks of what he has experienced... the essential quality of Zen.'

 Erich Fromm

'Dr Suzuki writes with authority... he is a Buddhist... He is honoured in every temple in Japan for his knowledge of spiritual things.'

Christmas Humphreys 

Daisetz Teitaro Suzuki

Daisetz Teitaro Suzuki

Daisetsu Teitaro Suzuki was a Japanese author of books and essays on Buddhism, Zen and Shin that were instrumental in spreading interest in both Zen and Shin to the West.