Living the Season Binding: Paperback Publisher: Red Wheel/Weiser Publish Date: 2013/10/01 Synopsis: "Teachings and exercises in Zen Buddhism, organized by the seasonal year: Spring, Summer, Autumn, and Winter"-- Language: ENGLISH Pages: 228 Dimensions: 8.25 x 5.50 x 1.00 Weight: 0.65
This graceful introduction offers creative safe passage through the sometimes overwhelming transition, drawing on ancient and contemporary spiritual practices particularly useful for these times. The endings we experience are always the beginning of something else. Hence author Ji Hyang Padma organizes teachings around the four seasons. In living connected to natural rhythms-the stillness of winter, the renewal of spring, the ripening of summer, the harvest of autumn-we touch a wholeness that is the source of healing and happiness. Practical exercises at the end of each chapter promote this state of being and bring the mind home to its innate clarity. Ideally suited to anyone experiencing personal change-through career, relationships, or world events-the book provides a way into Zen for beginners as well as a refresher for the more advanced.