Selected Works of D.T. Suzuki, Volume One, Zen

Richard Jaffe (editor)


University of California Press

Daisetsu Teitaro Suzuki was a key figure in the introduction of Buddhism to the non-Asian world. Many outside of Japan encountered Buddhism for the first time through his writings and teaching, and for nearly a century his work and legacy have contributed to the ongoing religious and cultural interchange between Japan and the rest of the world, particularly the U.S. and Europe.

Selected Works gathers the full range of Suzuki’s writings—both classic essays and lesser-known but equally significant articles. This first volume in the series presents a collection of Suzuki’s writings on Zen Buddhist thought and practice. The in-depth introduction by Jaffe, associate professor of religious studies at Duke, situates Suzuki’s approach to Zen in the context of modern developments in religious thought, practice, and scholarship.