Sweet Zen: Dharma Talks
Sweet Zen challenges the notion that deprivation is good for the soul, or that spiritual practice is about giving up the things of the world for the sake of some imagined ideal of purity. Like all great Dharma teaching, this book is a wake-up call, an invitation to abandon suffering and enter into life fully and joyfully.
“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
“Be kinder to yourself than you think you should be.” This new collection of Cheri Huber’s Zen teachings emphasizes a surprising softness and sweetness to be discovered at the heart of this path. Balancing the traditional rigor of Zen with compassion for one’s own suffering, Sweet Zen describes the practice of kindness toward oneself – as a way to realize the oneness of all. “An articulate and inspiring rebuttal to the notion that deprivation is good for the soul or that to be spiritual one must give up the things of the world for the sake of some imagined ideal of purity. Sweet Zen is truly enlightened and enlightening invitation to participate fully and joyfully in life.” —Midwest Book Review
Cheri Huber has been a student and teacher of Zen awareness practice for over 35 years. She is the founder of the Zen Monastery Peace Center in Murphys, CA and Living Compassion, non-profits dedicated to peace and service. She hosts a weekly internet radio show Open Air. Follow Cheri on her blog.