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Zen: The Art of Simple Living

Written by: Shunmyo Masuno, Harry Goldhawk, Zanna Goldhawk
Narrated by: Adam Sims
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Penguin presents the audiobook edition of Zen: The Art of Simple Living by Shunmyo Masuno, read by Adam Sims.

Relax and find happiness amid the swirl of the modern world with this internationally bestselling 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 Audio

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awesome. brief and engaging thoughts

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commentary was precise and engaging. language was simple and easy to understand. very deep thoughts explained like a breeze. thank you

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amazing

the simplicity of the book and the sound of audio is amazing. it actually highlights all the aspects of living simply

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It's my most favourite book ever

I must have heard it hundreds of times. I start it randomly from anywhere at anytime, while I am driving, walking or doing just about anything. His voice and the author's content both are so calming. Zen like!

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Lessons for a fulfilled life.

Precise and well narrated book about how to live life. The narrator does justice to the book.
The book is to the point. Teaches you practical life lessons and what matters.
Learned the ancient way of Japanese living, wisdom of great buddhist monks. A must listen.

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It's a blissful read and a divine narration!

I am in the verge of becoming a minimalist now. This book enabled me with all kind of simple living hacks. A must read for today's generation to understand the importance of life overall. Thank you, Shunmyo & Adam, for sharing your valuable inputs on Zen and wonderful narration!

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good book to calm you

loved it good narration the only book I finished in two days you must read

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This does improve your lifestyle !

Before downloading this audio book, i went through the review section and there i saw a guy saying that he could actually use a few tips from this book to his lifestyle, same happened with me. A few learnings have changed my lifestyle to an extent and i feel refreshed and i can feel things now !
Tue narrator is just awesome, made sure that i listened to him whenever the audio was on.

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Zen is the real way to live a life.

loved it. the idea presented were simple yet elegant. I would love to follow such ideas.

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Nice Things to learn and practice in daily life

Some nice things to learn and practice in daily life from zen tradition for happiness..

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Loved the experience of listening!

It's interesting and good. Very informative. Loved it ,Excellent if we are ready to make changes in our lives.

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