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Zen: The Art of Simple Living

Written by: Shunmyo Masuno
Narrated by: Adam Sims
Length: 2 hrs and 37 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (93 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Penguin presents the audiobook edition of Zen by Shunmyo Masuno. 

Relax and find happiness amid the swirl of the modern world with this internationally best-selling guide to simplifying your life by a Japanese monk who embodies the wisdom of Zen.

Drawing on centuries of wisdom, renowned Zen Buddhist priest Shunmyo Masuno applies the essence of Zen to modern life in clear, practical, easily adopted lessons - one a day for 100 days. 

Discover how:

  • Lining up your shoes after you take them off can bring order to your life
  • Putting down your fork after every bite can help you feel more grateful for what you have
  • Spending time barefoot can strengthen your body
  • Planting a flower and watching it grow can teach you to embrace change
  • Going outside to watch the sunset can make every day feel celebratory

In Zen: The Art of Simple Living, you will learn to find happiness not by seeking out extraordinary experiences but by making small changes - to what you do, how you think, how you interact with others and how you appreciate the present moment. With each task, you will open yourself up to a renewed sense of peace and inner calm.

©2019 Shunmyo Masuno (P)2019 Penguin Books Ltd

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Practically explained

Some of the methods mentioned in this book are very practical. I have picked couple of points to implement in my life.

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Great book on Zen Philosophy

Excellent summary of 100 principles for simple living. Short and simple book but with deep insight.

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There is some much to learn from the Zen style.

loved it. there is some much to learn from the zen style of living. Thank you.

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Fine book on Zen philosophy

Zen philosophy narrated in a simple to understand language with very relevant examples .Having visited Japan several times, I could relate to many of these things. We can practice some of these lessons to make our life more meaningful

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simple tips,soothing narration,

simply loved it.Short and sweet with simple life changing tips.I am ready to listen again and again.Smooth and calm Zen like narration is the show stealer.

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very good book about how to approach life

approach life simple, live in the moment, the Zen concept is pictured in a simple way

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A Simple Guide to Zen Way of Life

This Book shows to manage Life with Simple Actions.. Beautiful Narration too. Hear it at 0.90/0.95 playback speed & thank me later

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Excellent

Simple and easy to follow. Excellent narrator. I am already planning to re-read the book.

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Awesome

Essence of the book: If you change small things in life, how it will change and make a big impact in your life! Short stories, well put.

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Calm narration for an equally calm book

the best part about the book is the calm narration that goes well with the outline of the book.

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  • 14-05-19

Absolute gem

Refereshing, uplifting and enlightening. A book for every household. Easily digestible and perfect for picking up when feeling a little blue or anxious. A great reminder of the profound beauty in the simple things in life. Thank you

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  • 08-07-19

highly recommended!

Loved it easy to follow. Raising your self awareness in creating small changes that become a habit.