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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Living Everyday Zen

Questions to a Zen Master: But it was more than that. Simple, well-structured and containing some great parallels for life situations each one of us encounters. I was free and comfortable in my own skin. She almost ignores other Buddhist concepts, such as emptiness, karma, and so on.

Some people live that way until the day they becj. I read and meditated rather than reading compulsively, nonstop.

A wealth of wisdom and hope for someone who suddenly eferyday the pinch of life and knows there is no one to save her. I’m not sure what the results will be. While psychological change probably will occur, it’s not the object of Zen, nor or special “powers”.


I highly recommend this book and “Nothing Special. Just an incredible book. She is the founder of the Char,otte Mind Zen School, a loose fit organization of her Dharma successors which is non-hierarchical. It has helped me to see or reminded me that I don’t have to change myself or my life, to try to get rid of my “problems” an endless and frustrating goose chase.

Without exception, we all do this. Nov 29, Wes Packer rated it it was amazing. Charlotte Joko Beck is a compassionate, non-nonsense and warm teacher: I wouldn’t say this book changed my life but it did give me a different perspective on how to live. We know, everydqy course. Refresh and try again. Apr 20, Joyce Lagow rated it it was amazing Shelves: We overeat, over-drink, overwork; we watch too much television.

This is the closest book I have to a “bible”. The Path of Mindfulness in Everyday Life. I like the small paperback size, and take it with me to waiting rooms. This is immensely useful and inspiring.

Open Preview See a Problem? Retrieved May 3, Our whole life consists of this little subject looking outside itself for an object. How would you describe self-discovery?

The first has a deep clear quiet pool, and the second also has a deep clear quiet pool. Some people have referred to this approach as an Americanization of Zen, and Beck explains that this is not simply about making Zen look American, but about practicing it in a way that works best in the culture.


As long as a man’s primary drive is to keep his balloon unpunctured, to avoid having his buttons pushed, he is an automatic machine which has no choice. A very useful book for beginners, and a healthy “reality check” for intermediate practitioners. Beck was responsible eevryday a number of important innovations in Zen teaching.

Everyday Zen: Love and Work

For Joko, Zen is simply being right here in the moment, with nothing extra. B, author of A Listening Heart. It seemed a bit of a cop-out to avo “It was ok” is about all I can say about this book.

A fantastic, conversational book on the benefits and application of Zen practice to modern work, relationships, and everyday routine. Paperbackpages. In fact the door has never been rveryday.

Joko Beck – Wikipedia

About Charlotte Joko Beck. Don’t let the possibly pop-psyche, self-helpy title fool you! If I were to tell you that your life is already perfect, whole, and complete just as it is, you would think I was crazy.