Friday, July 1, 2011

Crying For Strangers

I quite unexpectedly just now read that the great teacher Charlotte Joko Beck died in mid-June.

Charlotte Joko Beck Dies At 94

Joko was the author of two books that should be on everyone's book shelves, Everyday Zen and Nothing Special. Read them if you haven't already. You can also find some of her talks on a 3-CD set, but i can't remember the name of it and am too lazy to go downstairs to look on the shelf. I recommend the books over the CDs, though.

Another sad loss for the world of Zen Buddhism in particular, but for the world as a whole as well. We desperately need more people like Joko.

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