Everyday Zen

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Harper Collins, Feb 22, 1989 - Philosophy - 214 pages
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Everyday Zen offers a warm, engaging, uniquely American approach to using Zen to deal with the problems of daily living--love, relationships, fear, ambition, suffering. Beck shows how to live each moment to the fullest.
 

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User Review  - shulera1 - LibraryThing

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 ... Read full review

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User Review  - sholt2001 - LibraryThing

This is a good introduction to zen and meditation without many of the religious overtones. While the book advocates major lifestyle changes, the advice is also practical for integrating basic concepts into daily life. Read full review

Contents

What Practice Is Not
23
The Fire of Attention
31
The Price of Practice
39
A Bigger Container
49
Do Not Be Angry
56
False Fear
64
Love
71
The Search
77
Prisoners of Fear
144
The Razors Edge
155
New Jersey Does Not Exist
163
Enlightenment
173
From Problems to Decisions
179
Turning Point
186
Commitment
193
Thy Will Be Done
201

Experiencing and Behavior
90
Relationship Is Not to Each Other
97
Running in Place
131
The Parable of Mushin
207
Notes
213
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Charlotte Joko Beck teaches at the Zen Center in San Diego Steve Smith teaches philosophy at Claremont McKenna College, Claremont, California

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