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Mindfulness in the Garden: Zen Tools for Digging in the Dirt

3.88  ·  Rating Details  ·  17 Ratings  ·  6 Reviews
"Mindfulness in the Garden" offers simple mindfulness verses (gathas) composed to connect the mind and body and to bring the reader/gardener's awareness to the details of the present moment as they work in the garden. These gathas are signposts leading to nature, to the present, and ultimately to one's self through the love and understanding they evoke. The gathas offered ...more
ebook, 112 pages
Published July 1st 2012 by Parallax Press
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Tony Bogar
Jun 22, 2014 Tony Bogar rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Puts into words so much of what I feel when in the garden. One to keep referring back to.
Harriet Wrye
Sep 21, 2012 Harriet Wrye rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Zachiah Murray brings deep practice and deep knowing of the landscape of the land and the landscape of the soul. This precious gem, "Zen Tools for Digging In the Dirt," just the size for a gardener's pocket, begins with a forward by Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh, then offers eleven short, inspiring chapters including subchapters with headings such as "on looking at a tree, learning the language of the land, designing your garden, the wisdom of weeds, honing humus, cultivating compassion, water, our ...more
Peta
Apr 02, 2016 Peta rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Not really my cup of tea, but I'm sure it would appeal to some.
Tim Weakley
To begin with, the book as object is beautiful. A smallish, hardbound copy with appealing pen and ink style drawings illustrating the topics. The subject matter, being a unique combination of gardening and Buddhism, has interconnectivity as the theme throughout. This was a rewarding little exercise during a crummy winter day. It left me with ideas for the garden in the summer which was tough during an almost blizzard.
Patricia Kay
Aug 19, 2012 Patricia Kay rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A beautiful introspective read which combines Zachiah's handpicked crafted words to reflect on oneself within the limitless boundaries of a garden.
Christine K
Sweet little reflections. Some good meditative thoughts on gardening and life in general.
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