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Don't Suffer, Communicate!
Don't Suffer, Communicate!

Don't Suffer, Communicate!

A Zen Guide to Compassionate Communication


304 Pages, 5.5 x 8.5

Formats: Trade Paper

Trade Paper, $16.00 (US $16.00) (CA $22.00)

Publication Date: September 2019

ISBN 9780991596379

Rights: WOR

Keep It Simple Books (Sep 2019)

Price: $16.00


Communication and relationship advice from well-respected Zen practitioners 

This is a Zen guide to the principles of compassionate communication. Communication is among the most common yet difficult challenges humans face. Effective communication is rarely a simple give-and-take of information because of interference from individual egos, whereby input is taken personally, judged, and reacted against. This book can be read and the principles put into effect by a general audience.


"An articulate and inspiring rebuttal of the notion that deprivation is good for the soul or that to be spiritual one must give up the things of the world for the sake of some imagined ideal of purity, Sweet Zen is a truly enlightened and enlightening invitation to participate fully and joyfully in life."  —Midwest Book Review, on Sweet Zen   "Twists old thought patterns in a new direction so that the truth expands into a new space... A truly thoughtful, mindset-bending collection."  —NAPRA review on Sweet Zen   "We fall, we dive, we are illuminated by the work of Cheri Huber."  —SARK, author, Succulent Wild Woman, on When You're Falling, Dive   "This marvelously wise little book does a splendid job of teaching us how to achieve the critical mental quality of mindful acceptance and apply it as a tool for attaining tranquility and insight."  —Jeffrey M. Schwartz, MD, author, The Mind & the Brain and A Return to Innocence, on When You're Falling, Dive   "The most helpful book I've ever found for parents. A brilliant, practical manual based on the most important insight: you can't give your children what you haven't got for yourself."  —John Vasconcellos, former California state legislator and founder, California Task Force on Self-Esteem and Personal and Social Responsibility, on Time-Out for Parents   "Focuses on the simple aspect of parenting that inevitably creates the most change--empowering the parent to change in order to affect positive self-esteem in both the parent and the child."  —Jack Kornfield, Buddhist teacher and author, A Path with Heart, on Time-Out for Parents   "Cheri Huber tells it like it is. I count her among the Zen teachers whose writings I recommend."  —Dai-En Bennage, senior priest, Mt. Equity Zendo, on Trying to Be Human   "With direct, down-to-earth style, Cheri Huber challenges us to look honestly at our ways of resisting life and to discover the freedom that comes from a radical acceptance of what is."  —Thomas J. MacFarlane, editor, Einstein and Buddha: The Parallel Sayings, on When You're Falling, Dive

Author Biography

Cheri Huber is the founder of the Zen Monastery Peace Center in Murphys, California. She is the author of twenty-four books, among them the widely read There Is Nothing Wrong with You, The Communication Book, The Key, and Transform Your Life. She has been a student and teacher of Zen Awareness Practice for forty years. Ashwini Narayanan co-facilitates and creates workshops with Cheri Huber and runs the operations of the two nonprofits that Cheri founded. Her eclectic background includes degrees in physics, business, and computer science; work experience at an advertising agency, an investment bank, a social enterprise, and several technology startups in the Silicon Valley; and a passion for Eastern religion, history, literature, and dancing.