Everyday Zen: Love and Work

About the author: Charlotte Joko Beck

Everyday Zen – Love and Work:

Successful living means functioning well in love and work, declared Sigmund Freud. To Joko, this is what Zen is all about– successful living. It is from this idea that cam the title for her first book, about her “Americanized Zen.” Because the images and experiences of classical Zen arose out of monasticism, classically trained teachers of Zen are not always able to speak to the actual life issues of their twentieth-century Western students. Everyday Zen brought the insights of Zen to ordinary life in a form that is attuned to the rhythms of contemporary Western Experience.