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Distort ~ Collide
Distort ~ Collide
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A masterpiece, 31 Mar 2003
This album is one of my all time favorites. It soars and dips in tragic moans and whispers, arabica female vocals give this band an unchanting, melodic lift that other groups of the genre don't enjoy. Please buy this, and thank me later.
Nothing Special: Living Zen by Charlotte Joko Beck
Nothing Special: Living Zen by Charlotte Joko Beck
86 of 87 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Only what is real, 25 Mar 2003
What amazes me about Zen teachings in general is their uncompromising hold on what is real and what is not. This is not to say that they reject the unnexplainable and mysterious, but their stance that things such as apparitions or prophecies are both as unreal and unnecessary as science and materialism in considering a spiritual life, simply because they do not exist in the unbending reality of the present moment.
I have read both of Joko's books now and conclude that for someone who has read quite widely about Buddhist meditation, she is the source of the most painfully honest, blunt and beautiful teachings I have yet to come accross. You will learn alot about yourself simply by… Read more