Monday, June 6, 2011

Thinking of Charlotte Joko Beck

I got word today that Charlotte Joko Beck had entered hospice. Charlotte is one of the few remaining old grande dames of contemporary Buddhism, along with Ruth Denison and Toni Packer.

In her honor, I would like to share this video:

Yes, formal practice is not the whole thing. Just like practicing scales on the piano does not make one a great pianist. "It's not enough."

Nothing like the crucible of the daily hassles . . . Aren't we lucky?

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