Siddhartha A New Translation, Hermann Hesse, Shambhala
Siddhartha A new Translation, Hermann Hesse, published by Shambhala Classics.
This classic of twentieth century literature chronicles the spiritual evolution of a man living in India at the time of the Buddha - a spiritual journey that has inspired generations of readers. Here is a fresh translation from Sherab Chodzin Kohn, a gifted translator and longtime student of Buddhism and Eastern philosophy. Kohn's flowing, poetic translation conveys the philosophical and spiritual nuances of Hesse's text, paying special attention to the qualities of meditative experience. This edition also includes an introduction exploring Hesse's own spiritual journey as evidenced in his journals and personal letters.
Sherab Chodzin Kohn has translated numerous books of spiritual and psychological interest from German and other European languages. He was a close student of Tibetan meditation master Chogryam Trungpa and is the author of The Awakened One: A Life of the Buddha.
Cover Art by Kaji Aso. Cover design by Jim Zaccarla.