The man who introduced Zen Buddhism to the West
A ZEN LIFE is the first documentary film to present the extraordinary life of D.T. Suzuki. This vivid portrait of the man and his times includes rare footage of Suzuki himself and reminiscences by many whose lives and thinking he influenced.
Interviewed in A ZEN LIFE are poet Gary Snyder, religious philosopher Huston Smith, author Donald Richie, psychiatrist Albert Stunkard. and Suzuki¿s long-time assistant Mihoko Okamura and many others.
Numerous important figures of the 20th Century acknowledged Suzuki's impact on their work and thought including Carl Jung, Erich Fromm, Martin Heidegger, Merce Cunningham, Allen Ginsberg, Jack Kerouac, John Cage, and Alan Watts.
77 minutes, DVD 2006, Japan Inter-Culture Foundation
English, and Japanese subtitled in English