Synopses & Reviews
Offering the unusual perspective on the softness and sweetness to be discovered in the Zen path., which has long been associated with formality and even harshness, this book includes the traditional rigor of Zen practice, but is balanced and eased with ever-growing compassion for the self and for the suffering caused by the delusion that we are separate from all that is.
"Cheri Huber's teachings are clear and straightforward, down to earth and easy to understand. More than anything else, what shines through is her openness, sympathy, warmth and good humor. Read this book with magic-marker in hand; every page contains some gem-clear dewdrop of wisdom that you'll want to highlight, return to, and savor again and again." —Don Morreale, Editor, The Complete Guide to Buddhist America
In these talks, given at retreats between 1996 and 1999, Cheri offers an unusual perspective on Zen: the softness and sweetness to be discovered in this path. Her approach includes the traditional rigor of Zen practice, but balances and eases it with ever-growing compassion for the self, for the suffering caused by the delusion that we are separate from all that is. By cultivating clear compassion, we begin to see the true sweetness of life.
About the Author
worked as an art historian, director of an oral history project, and managing editor of a medical research journal before plunging simultaneously into freelance life and Zen Buddhism fourteen years ago. Since then she has occupied many points along the editorial spectrum, including copy editor, illustrations editor, nonfiction author's editor, book producer, and writer. She lives in Lake Junaluska, North Carolina. Cheri Huber
is the author of 19 books, including There Is Nothing Wrong with You
, When You're Falling, Dive
,and Time-Out for Parents
. She founded the Mountain View Zen Center in Mountain View, California, and the Zen Monastery Practice Center in Murphys, California, and teaches in both communities. She travels widely and often, leading workshops and retreats around the United States and abroad, most recently in Costa Rica and Italy. She founded Living Compassion in 2003, a nonprofit group comprised of There Is Nothing Wrong With You Retreats (based on the book); Global Community for Peace: The Assisi Peace Project; The Africa Vulnerable Children Project; and Open Air Talk Radio, her weekly call-in radio show originating from Stanford University. She lives in Murphys, California.