Trying To Be Human: Zen Talks from Cheri Huber, edited by Sara Jenkins
This funny, engaging guide to the basics of Buddhist meditation presents the idea that people are not human beings trying to be spiritual, but spiritual beings trying to be human. That is, instead of striving toward an ideal image of ourselves, people might aim simply to see more clearly what being human is all about, including what impels striving.
This book addresses three phases of spiritual life: finding a path, practicing it, and the awareness that results. Cheri’s approach brings a light, often humorous touch to this gentle path to personal transformation.
Cheri Huber has been a student and teacher of Zen awareness practice for over 30 years. She founded the Zen Monastery Peace Center in Murphys, CA and Living Compassion, a non-profit dedicated to peace and service. She has a weekly radio show, Open Air on talkshoe.com and maintains Cheri Huber’s Practice Blog.