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Charlotte Joko Beck, who passed away in 2011, was the founder and former head teacher at the Zen Center in San Diego.
Having read a few of the negative reviews of Beck's original introduction to the Ordinary Mind philosophy and practice, I have to say that I was one who had no previous exposure to... Read morePublished on June 1 2004
This is simply my favorite zen book, and I have read a few. Granted, if you are a total newcomer to zen, you may experience some frustration. Read morePublished on Oct. 17 2003 by Rick Dale
great text for students of zen practice but also an amazing read for anyone NOT at all familiar with zen practice - sans the 'religious' spiritual overtones. Read morePublished on Aug. 6 2003 by nurse nicole
In a nutshell, Zen is meaningless without meditation. It is the basis of Zen. Charlotte Joko Beck's books are not instruction books on how to meditate, nor are they an... Read morePublished on June 14 2003 by Mark Walsh
I read this book after reading "Nothing Special". I like Joko's writing a lot, simple, direct to the points just as Zen should be simple. Read morePublished on Nov. 13 2002
I suppose if you were already a Zen student and had a "teacher" and could run down to the local "Zen Center" a few times a week, you might enjoy this book, or... Read morePublished on Sept. 30 2002 by Steven K.
It was about two years ago when I started out on my path. I needed something simple and right to the point. Which is why I recommend both of Charolette JoKo Beck's books. Read morePublished on Jan. 5 2002
When I first started seeking, I began reading both books and enjoyed them tremendously. Everything we are searching for in life is right infront of us but we choose not to pay... Read morePublished on Jan. 4 2002