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Everyday Zen: Love & Work

by Charlotte Joko Beck, Steve Smith (Editor)

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Charlotte Joko Beck offers a warm, engaging, uniquely American approach to using Zen to deal with the problems of daily living--love, relationships, work, fear, ambition, and suffering. Everyday Zen shows us how to live each moment to the fullest. This Plus edition includes an interview with the author.… (more)
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A Zen guide to the problems of daily living, love, relationships, work, fear and suffering. Combining earthly wisdom with spiritual enlightenment, it describes how to live each moment to the full and shows the relevance of Zen to every aspect of life.

This is an outstanding book! It explains the practice of Zen in an easily understood way. This book is remaining in my library, but not put away on the shelf but kept close at hand, to guide me in learning to do zazen. ( )
  Aspenhugger | Feb 27, 2021 |
Charlotte Joko Beck offers a warm, engaging, uniquely American approach to using Zen to deal with the problems of daily living--love, relationships, work, fear, ambition, and suffering. Everyday Zen shows us how to live each moment to the fullest.
  PSZC | Oct 28, 2019 |
Beck has an interesting perspective on life, and taught me a lot about Zen. I've found that nearly all my perceptions of the practice were incorrect, and that Zen isn't just about being happy or calm, it's just about being.

I enjoyed the book quite a bit and would recommend it. It said some things that were scary and made me uncomfortable, but made me think about life in a different way, which I appreciate. ( )
1 vote shulera1 | Jun 7, 2016 |
When I was just starting to read about Zen, it all seemed pretty esoteric, and I had a very hard time understanding how these lofty ideas could pertain to me. I gave up for years after a particularly incomprehensible book. When I read this book, along with her other book "Nothing Special: Living Zen" everything suddenly became much more understandable, described in everyday language with everyday examples. There are more "Zen in everyday life" books out now, but these are the ones that helped me. I certainly don't consider myself a Buddhist, I rarely meditate, never go to temples or gatherings, but what Zen has done for me is to clarify basic life principles such as non-attachment, and "this moment." I don't even think about these principles most of the time, but when life gets hard, they are priceless. ( )
2 vote afinch11 | Aug 22, 2013 |
One of the best introductory book on Zen practice. Very practical, applicable guides to life-centered living. ( )
  tbert204 | Sep 6, 2010 |
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Charlotte Joko Beck offers a warm, engaging, uniquely American approach to using Zen to deal with the problems of daily living--love, relationships, work, fear, ambition, and suffering. Everyday Zen shows us how to live each moment to the fullest. This Plus edition includes an interview with the author.

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