Naked in the Zendo

Stories of Uptight Zen, Wild-Ass Zen, and Enlightenment Wherever You Are

By Grace Schireson
Foreword by Joan Halifax

- Paperback
Shambhala Publications
Pages: 184
Size: 5.5 x 8.5
ISBN: 9781611806564
We need to remove our ego’s clothing to truly see ourselves and the world as they are. Grace Schireson’s stories about her Zen journey, from child to grandmother, share deep insight about how we can find awareness, feel it in our bodies, and experience it wherever we are. Grace’s path is at times ordinary—with tales of youthful naiveite, parenting, and pets—and groundbreaking—with recollections of her studies with Suzuki Roshi, Keido Fukushima Roshi, and more. Both humorous and poignant, Naked in the Zendo highlights the power of awareness to transform our lives and the remarkable work of this pioneering woman in American Zen.