“This is the clearest and most precise exposition of Buddhism I have ever read. If you’re looking for enlightenment rather than just scholarly knowledge, you’d better read this.”—Robert M. Pirsig, author of Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance When the Buddha was asked to sum up his teachings in a single word, he said, “Awareness” – experiencing the whole of reality, seeing what is, and being entirely in the present. In this way, the mind is made free.
In Buddhism Plain and Simple Zen priest and longtime teacher Steve Hagen presents this heart of Buddhist teaching, pared down to its essence and explained in everyday language. It’s a true “beginner’s mind” introduction to the practice of being awake and in touch with the here and now.