An introduction to zen buddhism and millions of other books are available for amazon kindle learn more enter your mobile number or email address below and well send you a link to download the free kindle app. An introduction to zen buddhism is a 1934 book about zen buddhism by daisetz teitaro suzuki first published in kyoto by the eastern buddhist society it was soon published in other nations and languages with an added preface by carl jung . One of the worlds 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. The scholarly answer to that question is that zen is a school of mahayana buddhism that emerged in china about 15 centuries ago in china it is called chan buddhismchan is the chinese rendering of the sanskrit word dhyana which refers to a mind absorbed in meditationzen is the japanese rendering of chan zen is called thien in vietnam and seon in korea. 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
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