A New Translation
Herman Hesse's masterpiece, Siddhartha, is the story of Siddhartha Guatama, son of a Brahmin, who initially follows Buddha's teachings, then travels the world as a wandering ascetic. He comes to challenge both the Buddhist and the Hindu ideals of enlightenment, yet he resonates to nature's rhythms. The novel was originally published in 1922. A quarter century later Hesse won the Nobel Price for Literature.
This 4-CD series is a new translation of the text by Sherab Chodzin Kohn, a student of Buddhism and Eastern philosophy who chooses to focus on the qualities of meditative experience. Kohn was a student of Tibetan master Chogyam Trungpa.
Baron Christian, narrator of the Academy-Award winning film The Story of Healing, brings to life this version of Herman Hesse's Siddhartha, a classic of 20th-century literature.