Eshaneh's Reviews > Momma Zen: Walking the Crooked Path of Motherhood

Momma Zen by Karen Maezen Miller
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Nov 30, 2011

really liked it
Read from November 30 to December 05, 2011

Miller offers much wisdom in this collection of reflections on applying Zen practices to motherhood. At times her tone approached preachiness, but her humility and honesty counterbalanced anything that remotely resembled preachiness. As an ordained Zen practitioner (in a Vietnamese Zen tradition), I resonated with many of her insights, though I imagine that I would have found this book helpful even if I was not already a Zen practitioner. Occasionally Miller used the term "Zen" to refer to "Japanese Soto Zen," and there are other forms of Zen Buddhism. But this observation is just nitpicking. Miller's sense of awareness and presence can be felt through her words.

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