Trying To Be Human: Zen Talks
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 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.