Sermons of a Buddhist Abbot

Soyen SHAKU (1860 - 1919), translated by Daisetz SUZUKI (1870 - 1966)

Look! it's the science of sitting, No! it's the science of meditating, No! it's Zen. If you wanted to know anything regarding Zen Buddhism and you did not have the opportunity then here is your chance to listen to the wisdom of a Zen Buddhist Abbot who toured the United States in 1905-6 and most of the sections in this book were lectures that were given to the American Audience, which is why this work is nicknamed as "Zen for Americans."

"The Zen that can be explained is not the Zen" said the second patriarch to Bodhi Dharma but this book tries to explain the basic principles that can help you get started on the journey of experiencing Zen. Some of the essays in this book were used as a reference by Leo Tolstoy in one of his works. (Summary by sidhu177)

Genre(s): Other religions

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 00 Translator's Preface Jendia
00:05:13
Play 01 The Sutra of Forty-two Chapters Jendia
00:20:53
Play 02 The God-Conception of Buddhism Mike Pelton
00:21:15
Play 03 Assertions and Denials Jacki Horn
00:22:42
Play 04 Immortality csheeler
00:17:33
Play 05 Buddhist Faith William Gavula
00:12:45
Play 06 Buddhist Ethics William Gavula
00:18:39
Play 07 What Is Buddhism? William Gavula
00:19:37
Play 08 The Middle Way Mike Pelton
00:19:03
Play 09 The Wheel of the Good Law Jacki Horn
00:13:29
Play 10 The Phenomenal and the Supraphenomenal Jacki Horn
00:13:10
Play 11 Reply to a Christian Critic Jacki Horn
00:06:57
Play 12 Ignorance and Enlightenment Jacki Horn
00:08:43
Play 13 Spiritual Enlightenment Jacki Horn
00:19:00
Play 14 Pratice of Dhyana Jacki Horn
00:19:09
Play 15 Kwannon Bosatz Jacki Horn
00:14:26
Play 16 Buddhism and Oriental Culture Jacki Horn
00:15:28
Play 17 The Story of Deer Park Jacki Horn
00:05:14
Play 18 The Story of Gem-Hunting Jacki Horn
00:03:02
Play 19 The Sacrifice for a Stanza Jacki Horn
00:05:27
Play 20 Buddhist View of War Jacki Horn
00:06:17
Play 21 At the Battle of Nan-Shan Hill Jacki Horn
00:08:44
Play 22 An Address Delivered at a Service Held in Memory of Those Who Died in the Russo-Japanese War Jacki Horn
00:15:12