Mindfulness in the Garden
Zen Tools for Digging in the Dirt
Mindfulness in the Garden values weeds as important messengers seeking to bring into close communion our spiritual nature with that of the environment. It likens spiritual practice to cultivating a garden and inspires each person to accept themselves and start where they are, weeds and all. Through the practice of mindful gardening, we invite not only the thriving of the natural world but also the flowering and beauty of the pure land of our true self to emerge.
Features black and white botanical illustrations throughout.
Introduction by Thich Nhat Hanh, author of Present Moment Wonderful Moment
Foreword by Wendy Johnson,author of Gardening at the Dragon's Gate
Praise For Mindfulness in the Garden: Zen Tools for Digging in the Dirt…
Zachiah Murray's deep rooted practice of Mindfulness in the Garden offers grounded encouragement and inspiration for our times.
Wendy Johnson, Author - Gardening at the Dragon’s Gate
Grounded in the present moment, Zachiah Murray pays close attention to flowers and insects. Using the microscope of mindfulness, the garden becomes fresh and alive.Open the portal of this lovely book into a gentle garden of words that supports our mindfulness as we stroll among the flowers and trees around us.
Cheryl Wilfong, Author - The Meditative Gardener
Gardening mindfully being present with our shovels, our tomatoes, and our gathas we sow the seeds of our authentic self into the soil of our daily life. Silently reciting our gathas, we invite the mind to drop into the heart, and the tangle of our minds are loosened.” from the book
Parallax Press, 9781937006150, 160pp.
Publication Date: July 30, 2012
About the Author
Jason DeAntonis is an award-winning sculptor and visual artist. His illustrations have appeared in many books including Making Space: Creating a Home Meditation Practice by Thich Nhat Hanh and Little Pilgrim by Ko Un (both from Parallax Press). He lives in Berkeley, California.