"If anybody can make sense of Zen, Barry Magid can!" -- Philip A. Ringstrom, Ph.D., Psy.D.,Training and Supervising Analyst at the Institute of Contemporary Psychoanalysis in Los Angeles
About the Author
Barry Magid is a psychiatrist and psychoanalyst practicing in New York City, and the founding teacher of the Ordinary Mind Zendo, also in New York. He is the author of the Wisdom titles Ordinary Mind
and Ending the Pursuit of Happiness
Charlotte Joko Beck was an American Zen teacher, founder of the Ordinary Mind Zen School, and author of Everyday Zen: Love and Work
and Nothing Special: Living Zen
. She is remembered for teaching her students to work with the emotions of everyday life, rather than attempting to escape them, and produced many Dharma heirs who are practicing psychologists and psychiatrists. She passed away in 2011, at the age of 94.
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