How to live your life genuinely, honestly, and happily in the face of the inevitable difficulties that arise--more wonderfully accessible Zen teachings for living from the author of Being Zen.
Ezra Bayda is the kind of Zen teacher whose teaching works for just about anyone--you don't need to practice Zen to get it. The accessibility and applicability of his teachings to everyday life have made them widely popular. In this, his latest book, he focuses on how to live a life of honesty, integrity, and compassion--providing practical advice for doing that in the midst of the difficulties that are 100 percent certain to arise. It's not only possible to live an authentic life in the midst of them--it's the only place an authentic life can ever be lived!
Ezra Bayda teaches at the San Diego Zen Center in San Diego, California. He is the author of several books, including, Being Zen and At Home in the Muddy Water.
Part I The Territory and The Map 1. Skeletons At the Feast 2. The Rocky Road 3. The Eternal Recurrence 4. Doorways Into Reality 5. Transforming Energy Part II Awakening the Mind 6. What About Happiness? 7. No One Special To Be 8. Who's Who in the Zoo? 9. The Misguided Quest 10. Shades of Grey Part III Emotional Awakening 11. The Dilemma of Anger 12. Saying Yes to Fear 13. The Great Teaching 14. What We Really Want 15. Sound Bites That Matter Part IV Awakening the Heart 16. The Bigger Picture 17. The Song of Meditation 18. The Most Important Thing 19. Enjoy the Ride
"Bayda writes with exceptional clarity and simplicity about the awakened life. He has a gift for describing 'ordinary mind, ' or the customary thoughts, feelings, and experiences of everyday life. His style is as plainspoken as Pema Choedroen's. He deserves membership in the ranks of respected meditation teacher-authors."--Publishers Weekly
"Bayda writes with exceptional clarity and simplicity about the awakened life.
" How to live your life genuinely, honestly, and happily in the face of the inevitable difficulties that arise-more wonderfully accessible Zen teachings for living from the author of Being Zen . "