Nothing Special

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Harper Collins, Oct 6, 2009 - Religion - 288 pages

WHEN NOTHING IS SPECIAL, EVERYTHING CAN BE

The best-selling author of 'Everyday Zen' shows how to awaken to daily life and discover the ideal in the everyday, finding riches in our feelings, relationships, and work. 'Nothing Special' offers the rare and delightful experience of learning in the authentic Buddhist tradition with a wonderfully contemporary Western master.

 

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User Review  - shulera1 - LibraryThing

Once again, Joko challenged me to think about aspects of my life that I would rather not focus on, and I can do nothing but thank her for it. Nothing Special has a lot of the same themes as Everyday ... Read full review

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Joku shows clearly that enlightenment truly is nothing special. It is the sound of the traffic on the busy street. Read full review

Contents

Whirlpools and Stagnant Waters nBlbJ
17
Responding to Pressure
24
The Baseboard
31
SACRIFICE
41
SEPARATION AND CONNECTION
73
Preparing the Ground
113
The Icy Couch
122
Melting Ice Cubes
132
The Castle and the Moat
138
FREEDOM
184
Vll WONDER
221
From Drama to No Drama
249
Simple Mind
255
Wandering in the Desert
267
Notes
275
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About the author (2009)

Charlotte Joko Beck, who passed away in 2011, was the founder and former head teacher at the Zen Center in San Diego.

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