the dilemmas of career and ambition—bringing Zen to love and work—is the core of “an amazingly pure and lively Zen”* as taught by Charlotte Joko Beck. This beautifully written book is a Zen guide to the problems of daily living, love, relationships, work, fear and suffering. Beck describes how to be in the. Charlotte Joko Beck (March 27, – June 15, ) was an American Zen teacher and the author of the books Everyday Zen: Love and Work and Nothing.

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I’ll be honest here. Open Preview See a Problem? Maybe she is using “skillful means,” i. Beck was responsible for a number of important innovations in Zen teaching. The second one, also surrounded by garbage, has an odd characteristic – everyone who jumps into the pool takes a little pile of garbage in with him — and there is something in the pool that eats it up, so it remains quiet and clear.

Bruce Fogg rated it liked it Jan 20, If we’re patient in a difficult situation, and hold our tongue “You know, anybody else would really explode, but I’m patient”what is the exchange we expect then? The awareness is keeping up with those events, seeing your life sveryday as it is, not your ideas of it, not your pictures of it.

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As a result, she brings a different, practical perspective to Zen, not always found in American zendos; I can speak from personal experience to that. Try the Kindle edition and experience these great reading features: Well, they’re all right. I took this down to 2 stars and did a lengthy review at my website: JB seems pretty big on sesshins, and also sees practice has tending to happen in stages.


You should experience it by yourself and enjoy it: My advice would be to edit out all the pauses and irrelevancies and get it down to a tight disc and a half from three – then the message would at least be sharper.

Now I think I will look more into practicing and meditating. It’s not a special way of being. She married and raised a family of four children, then separated from her husband and worked as a teacher, secretary, and assistant in a university department. Nothing Special by Charlotte J. Still in a short time the pool is clear and undisturbed.

This book is about the intimacy of living. For Buddhists and Buddhist fellow travelers like me, this tends to manifest most obviously as a neglect of sitting meditation, but it’s really part of a whole lifestyle of neglect- readi One of the challenges of maintaining any kind of spiritual practice is bringing it into your daily routine.

We all have to practice, and we have to practice with all of our might for the rest of our lives. You might not like what she has to say but it’s very likely that you feel she’s eceryday.

Get to Know Us. She may worry if she doesn’t get her breakfast, but she doesn’t sit around worrying about whether she will get fulfilled or liberated or enlightened. We know, of course.

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That’s relatively easy when compared to some of the complex situations we have to live our way through. Oct 22, Magi Mukanova rated it it was amazing.


Jun 16, Christian Northe rated it it was amazing Shelves: In the book evwryday answers her students questions and helps highlight, again, what Zen practice is really about. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Zen Mind, Beginner’s Mind: The P Just an incredible book. Let us not have some naive notion that this ability is won overnight.

Everyday Zen: Love and Work

becm Before I read these my understanding of meditation was very limited. A practice exclusively devoted to concentration shutting out all but the object of concentration is the first pool.

She does say that meditation practice is simple, and it’s about ourselves. Sep 23, Jennifer rated it it was amazing. I find both books grounding and helpful without all of the difficult to penetrate mumbo jumbo my phrase that books like this sometimes offer. Dec 31, Heather rated it it was amazing. Also, it irked me how her main point came down to “meditate, know yourself, and you will Just Know what to do”. She understands that Ebck, in particular, want to be “fed” enlightenment, preferably by listening to a teacher tell them how to live or by reading it in a book.