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Mindfulness in the Garden: Zen Tools for Digging in the Dirt
"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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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
Nov 16, 2014 Tim Weakley rated it really liked it · review of another edition
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.