- Hardcover: 478 pages
- Publisher: Atlantic Books (31 Dec. 1997)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1567311245
- ISBN-13: 978-1567311242
- Product Dimensions: 4.4 x 16.5 x 24.1 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,474,620 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Zen and Japanese Culture Hardcover – 31 Dec 1997
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"As one [listens], one seems to catch intimations of how and why certain aspects of the 'spirit of Zen' are making themselves felt in America today.... There is something inexpressibly soothing in the old Japanese virtues...as Mr. Suzuki describes them." --"The New York Times" --This text refers to the Paperback edition.
About the Author
Daisetz Teitaro Suzuki was Japan's foremost authority on Zen Buddhism and the author of over one hundred works on the subject. He was trained as a Buddhist disciple in the great Zen monastery at Kamakura. From 1897 to 1908 he worked in the United States as an editor and translator and later became a lecturer at Tokyo Imperial University. In 1950, at eighty, he returned to the United States and spent most of the decade teaching, lecturing, and writing, particularly at Columbia and Harvard. Returning to Japan, he died in Tokyo in 1966 at the age of ninety-five. Christopher Reed has been teaching Buddhism and Buddhist meditation for fifteen years. He received transmission as a Dharma teacher from Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh. He has been influenced by the tradition of socially/politically engaged Buddhism, and works toward the integration of traditional Buddhist teaching with the demands of everyday life. He is co-founder and director of the Ordinary Dharma Meditation Center of Los Angeles and the Manzanita Village Retreat Center in San Diego. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.
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The simplicity of Suzuki's style never cheapens nor detracts from the teachings; on the contrary, it seamlessly guides us through all the nuances and difficult to explain concepts. His writing style contributes to the "feeling",if I may say so, of the flow of Zen.
It is not dogma. It does not pretend to give answers. It is
a guide or portal to the way of Zen and gives us an awareness that may help us find our own way to it.
If organized religion does not do it for you this may be the path you are looking for.