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First, a disclaimer. I have attended a retreat led by the author, one of many over the past 20 years with other teachers, including several very powerful teachers. Read morePublished 17 months ago by Amazon Customer
Barry Magid is a dharma heir to Charlotte Joko Beck, who purged her Zen teaching of much Japanese influence and focused it on an ongoing exploration of what is so in everyday life. Read morePublished 19 months ago by Marc Poirier
I think this a truly excellent read. I find Barry’s writing both easy to read and thought-provoking. It regularly brings me back to basic truths. Read morePublished 20 months ago by Peter King
A very thoughtful and honest book, one I re-read and keep in my Kindle. "Everyone who comes to therapy or meditation practice feels something is wrong and wants something... Read morePublished 21 months ago by Michael
I didn't think a book that only numbers 161 pages would pack so much of a punch. But this book by Barry Magid balances approaches to Zen and Psychotherapy in a way that compliment... Read morePublished 22 months ago by John R. Gigliotti
A thoughtful piece of clear writing. Emphasizes self acceptance and challenges the assumption of the importance of being exceptional in order to be interesting or important. Read morePublished 22 months ago by Frank D. O'neal
Excellent guide for any zen practitioner...it all ultimately comes down to being here, now. Our hidden practices are all about becoming rather than simply being. Read morePublished 23 months ago by George Jensen
This book provides clear instruction and insight for beginners and experienced Zen students. Magid's experience as a psychologist and Zen teacher enables him to see into human... Read morePublished on July 22, 2013 by Tad Sullivan
I do not meditate. I read this book because it was referenced in The Antidote: Happiness for People Who Can't Stand Positive Thinking, a book that suggested alternatives to... Read morePublished on March 22, 2013 by bronx book nerd