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Zen: The Art of Simple Living

Narrated by: Adam Sims
Length: 2 hrs and 37 mins
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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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highly recommended!

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

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Simply beautiful

I loved this book for its’ simplicity, elegance and practicality.

The narrator has a calming voice and I feel such at ease now after listening to it in a few short hours!

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  • 14-05-2019

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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  • robin
  • 16-09-2019

how not to complete the zen journey<br />

some sound kniwledge presented in a poor way risking error for the listner maybe, too much western psychology maybe
and not enough zen like
not my cup of tea
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  • Anonymous User
  • 27-08-2019

Excellent

Uplifting. Very needed when life seems a little too much to handle. Filled with wonderful tips and advice on how to lead a more fulfilled life.

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  • William J. Overall
  • 22-10-2019

Very uplifting and inspirational.

A great listen and very well delivered. A calming soothing voice speaking inspirational words and thoroughly enjoyed it.

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  • dh
  • 19-08-2019

Best audio book I've got in a long time

I'll be listening again and again! Well structured such that you can dip in and out and still follow easily