Waking Up to What You Do: A Zen Practice for Meeting Every Situation with Intelligence and Compassion

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Shambhala Publications, Jun 13, 2006 - Religion - 224 pages
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Life is rising up to meet us at every moment. The question is: Are we there to meet it or not? Diane Rizzetto presents a simple but supremely effective practice for meeting every moment of our lives with mindfulness, using the Zen precepts as tools to develop a keen awareness of the motivations behind every aspect of our behavior—to "wake up to what we do"—from moment to moment. As we train in mindfulness of our actions, every situation of our lives becomes our teacher, offering priceless insight into what it really means to be happy. It's a simple practice with transformative potential, enabling us to break through our habitual reactions and to see clearly how our own happiness and well-being are intimately, inevitably connected to the happiness and well-being of everyone around us.

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Diane was a student of Charlotte Joko Beck. This is a well organized book that includes an introduction to the Zen practice as well as well organized sections covering the precepts. I don't recommend ... Read full review

Waking Up to What You Do : A Zen Practice for Meeting Every Situation with Intelligence and Compassion

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Rizzetto is the abbess of the Bay Zen Center in Oakland, CA, and, according to the book's publicity, a "dharma heir" to Charlotte Joko Beck, who has contributed a foreword. Religious publishing has ... Read full review


What Are the Precepts?
The Dream of Self
The Process
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Diane Rizzetto is the Abbess and Guiding Teacher of the Bay Zen Center in Oakland, California. A dharma heir of Charlotte Joko Beck, she teaches extensively in Europe, as well as in the San Francisco Bay Area and throughout the United States.

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