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Idiot's Guides: Zen Living by Domyo Sater Burk

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CHAPTER17

Zen in Relationships

In This Chapter

  • Why relationships are so great for Zen practice
  • How to engage a relationship as a koan
  • Four Zen approaches to relating with others
  • Zen practice with family, partners, and friends
  • Working Zen on your archenemy

Nothing challenges your self-centeredness like other people do. From a Zen perspective, this is great. Your relationships provide you with ongoing opportunities to see where you’re still attached to things, or selfish, defensive, stingy—you name it! Sometimes other people have perspective on your life and behavior that you do not, so they can give you some useful feedback. At other times people ...

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