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Fresh and never-before published talks on the crux of Buddhist practice and how to uncover wonder in your daily life from legendary Zen teacher and bestselling author Charlotte Joko Beck.
"As you embrace the suffering of life, the wonder shows up at the same time. They go together. And the more we show up, the more we have a different life."
From one of the most influential Western-born Zen teachers, Charlotte Joko Beck (1917-2011), a collection of never-before published teachings exploring our "core beliefs" -- the hidden, negative beliefs we hold about ourselves that direct our thoughts and behavior and that prevent us from experiencing life as it is. Beck's teachings are powerfully clear, using wry humor, anecdotes, and precise language to explore how our lives present us with daily opportunities to move from thinking to experiencing, from compulsivity to confidence, and from anguish to ordinary wonder. From formal meditation to being present and curious about life and exploring the changing rhythms of practice, Beck's words cut to the heart of Zen wisdom. Whether you are a Zen practitioner or a reader interested in exploring these teachings for the first time, Ordinary Wonder offers the depth and breadth of Beck's experience in an accessible guide to practice amidst the struggles of daily life.