• June 18, 2019

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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Views Read Edit View history. This book has accompanied me on my search for understanding on meditation, awareness and orientation in life for well over 15 years by now.

It can be very far out, very “zen” at times, so it’s helpful having a charlottte practice to have a clue as to what the hell she’s talking about.

Everyday Zen : Love and Work

As someone who’s only been reading about Zen Buddhism for a year or two, I found this book to be the best one I bought. Well, if your mind wanders to other things while you’re doing the evveryday, just return it to the dishes.

LemontreeLime rated it liked it Apr 16, But the second, facing life as it is, is more genuine; we keep churning up our drama — seeing it, experiencing it, swallowing it — throwing the garbage into ourselves, the deep pool that we are. Dec 23, Andre rated it really liked it. The P Just an incredible book.


This is immensely useful and inspiring. This book gives a good description of our human nature and our constant search for the elusive happiness. And that rather grim possibility faces all of us, unless we wake up to the fact that we need to work with our life, we need to practice. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Books by Charlotte Joko Beck.

Everyday Zen: Love and Work

The essays are transcribed talks given by Beck to her students, sometimes followed by some questions and answers, and organized by themes, such as feelings, suffering, ideals and choices.

Like the blender, if pushed, I turn on. Had to amend this after giving it more thought. Mike rated it it was amazing Dec 03, But to talk about it is of little use. I have always been fascinated by Jokos Becks words but had and still have a hard time to accept all the implications and deeper meanings. As the tiger way above him he looked below and saw another tiger at the base of the cliff, waiting for him to fall. It seemed a bit of a cop-out to avoid having to get into the more complicated situations that we all know are out there.

John rated it it was amazing May 31, She talks about people dying; how they realize before they die that life is really not going to turn out the way they expect it I’ll be honest here. Meditation isn’t something special. One of the challenges of maintaining any kind of spiritual practice is bringing it into your daily routine.

They will go on sprouting in ways we cannot predict and cross-fertilize with other lineages. Questions to a Zen Master: Nevertheless, the insights make up for what the syntax lacks. Before I read these my understanding of meditation was very limited.


Then we shift our search to more subtle levels. Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. The Three Charlotge of Zen: Open Preview See a Problem? It’s all a bit heady, all a bit much for me.

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

You’re not meeting anything much when you’re sitting except your little mind. In the observing of thoughts and sensations, anger will swallow itself and its energy can open life instead of destroying it.

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Love and Work Plus by Charlotte J. I took it with me on my hikes and travel-light holidayshave bought and recommended it again and again. 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. No fundmental separation between me and that. She married and raised four children before separating from her husband and working as a teacher, secretary and assistant in a university department.

They are practical, no-nonsense pieces taken from her work with students and include questions from students.