No other Eastern religious tradition has influenced Western thought more than Zen Buddhism. This collection contains the luminous essays and lectures of contemporary Zen masters, as well as several personal accounts of the experience of enlightenment. Since 1965, this pioneering classic has had a profound impact on the development of Zen in the West, inspiring countless Westerners to undertake Zen practice.
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Classic Zen introduction for Westerners
Reading this book was my first real introduction to Zen. I think it has been abridged in this audio version but I lost the book so I don't know how much or for sure. If I were to buy it again, I would get the print version.
The stories of students personal journey kensho is so worth it. My only compliant is that a couple of the satori stories are missing from the book. Otherwise a great gem.