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Zen: The Art of Simple Living

By: Shunmyo Masuno,Harry Goldhawk,Zanna Goldhawk
Narrated by: Adam Sims
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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 Audio

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Daily Soother

I like that this book is short. It's great to listen to pretty much any time of the day and it's a good reminder of mindfulness in your daily life. It really does help me feel more in tune with myself and more calm.

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succinct

succinct, provocative. lovely voice to listen to. easy processes and instinct training
A way forward for human nature.

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A simple guide for a peaceful life

I thoroughly enjoyed this book. So peaceful, such simple guidelines to follow for full and happy life. I have such gratitude for these teachings and I will listen again and again.

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Simple and succinct

An easy listen, inspiring. I will listen again and again and will probably buy a hard copy.

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Nice

I enjoyed learning the things in this book. Not too difficult to process the information the reader is nice and clear

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Very simple and effective.

Perfect narration and writing. Short but potent lessons to follow that will make your life much more peaceful and enjoyable.

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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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highly recommended!

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

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Definitely worth the listen

The author in his calm and composed voice takes you on this beautiful ZEN journey of simplicity and finding peace in the here and now. highly recommend it to those that want to learn how to appreciate the simple things in life and get started on the journey to live a life of meaning.

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AmaZen book you will love

Absolutely loved this book. Thankyou Shunmyo Masuno for 100 ways of living in the present.

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