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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: Everyday Zen: Love and Work (Plus) (): Charlotte J. Beck: Books

Also, it irked me how her main point came down to “meditate, know yourself, and you will Just Know what to rveryday. Maggie rated it really liked it Nov 29, I’m not sure what the results will be. Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands.

Everyday Zen: Love and Work

English Choose a language for shopping. Joko was the author of two very important books that are frequently recommended by interviewees at Sweeping Zsn Everyday Zen and Nothing Special It has given me faith and clarity in my meditation practice, and inspiration and motivation to keep practicing. What is the turning point? Skimming this little miracle of a book zem this morning for the umpteen zillionth time, I read: Open Preview See a Problem?


Born in New Jersey, she studied music at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music and worked for some time as a pianist and piano teacher.

The turning is at first feeble and intermittent. The first one is surrounded by garbage. Mike rated it it was amazing Dec 03, The awareness is keeping up with those events, seeing your life unfolding as it is, not your ideas of it, not your pictures of it.

Well, give up reading, O. One of the challenges of maintaining any kind of spiritual practice is bringing it into your daily routine.

She is the founder of the Ordinary Mind Zen School, a loose fit organization of her Dharma successors which is non-hierarchical. Doesn’t sitting meditation prepare the ground to do that?

Living Everyday Zen

Before I read these my understanding of meditation was very limited. In Joko moved to Prescott, Arizona, where she continued to teach until she retired as a teacher in late Her power comes her clear, lucid, non-nonsense explanations.

In particular, she taught students wveryday work with the emotions of everyday life rather than attempting to avoid or escape them.


Wonderfully clear, simple advice and instruction. Lists with This Book.

Simple, well-structured and containing some great parallels for life situations each one of us encounters. She talks a lot about angerhow we can learn to embrace all our human feelings with a “big mind,” feeling angry without creating new negative realities out of angry speech and action. After it, life is never the same.

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Or if we’re understanding and forgiving “After all, anyone knows how difficult she is” we expect what? Meditation isn’t something special. Her first book, Everyday Zen, is a book in which she described what meditation is and, more importantly, what it is not.

Add all three to Cart Add all three to List. Archived from the original on April 4, Who do you want to share with? I was enamoured with the sounds of the clappers and bells, the ritual of three bowls, the smell of incense, my weight on the cushion.

Then I am a machine.