Book: Sermons of a Buddhist Abbot (Zen For Americans)
Author: Soyen Shaku

Sermons of a Buddhist Abbot (Zen For Americans) By Soyen Shaku

Format: Global Grey free PDF, epub, Kindle ebook
Pages (PDF): 134
Publication Date: This translation by Daisetz Teitaro Suzuki, 1863

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This is a book of essays by a Zen Buddhist Abbot who visited the United States in 1905-6, translated by another figure who was instrumental in introducing Buddhism to the West, Daisetz Teitaro Suzuki. Originally titled Sermons of a Buddhist Abbot, it has been reprinted in numerous editions as Zen for Americans and is currently in print under that title. The book includes a translation of The Sutra of Forty-Two Chapters, which was the first Buddhist document translated into Chinese, and which had a huge influence on the development of Zen.