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Robert Aitken in A Zen Life: D.T. Suzuki

A Zen Life: D.T. Suzuki: The Man Who Introduced Zen Buddhism to the West

2006 NR

Using rare archival footage and interviews with noted artists, philosophers and scholars such as Huston Smith, this film examines the life and teachings of D.T. Suzuki, the celebrated Japanese religious phliosopher who first brought Zen Buddhism to the West. This program explores Suzuki's travels in America, his teachings on satori (enlightenment) and other Buddhist concepts, his influence on Western art and psychology, and more.