If You’re Lucky, Your Heart Will Break - Praise

Field Notes from a Zen Life

If You’re Lucky, Your Heart Will Break: Field Notes from a Zen Life is a sparklingly refreshing offering. Fords mature, playful, multifaceted Zen has been slow-cooking for forty years and is now ready. Read and delight!”—Dosho Port, author of Keep Me in Your Heart a While

“James Fords Field Notes covers the spiritual turf from beginner to Zen master with honesty, clarity and beauty. A book that sparkles with the complexities of humanity, ethical wisdom, and love—and also offers clear instructions for beginning a Zen practice.”—Grace Schireson, author of Zen Women

“A must-read addition to the growing literature on Western Zen—with an engaging clarity and informed easy-going sophistication.”—Zoketsu Norman Fischer, author of Sailing Home

“A wonderful blend of story, advice, perspective, history, and instruction.”—Sumi Loundon, author of Blue Jean Buddha