An Introduction to Zen Buddhism
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.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - antiquary - LibraryThing
Very influential in popularizing Zen in the west. From my further reading I feel it represents very much Suzuki's personal interpretation of the Zen tradition, but it has its own place in religious history for introducing many westerners to Zen Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - all4metals - LibraryThing
A very introductory book on Zen Buddism. I found it very useful in understanding this philosophy. Read full review