Letting go of methaphors of heroism in Zen Barry Magid July 22nd 2017

What contributes to breakthroughs rather than breakdowns? One of Joko Beck's great innovations in practice was to give us a new set of metaphors for looking at what Zen does. Rather than the model of the heroic zen student breaking down the self, we have metaphors of building a larger container. One that can contain every moment and every experience that life brings us.

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