As the Rig Vedas and Buddhist sutras foretell, as well as the Hopi and Mayan calendars, we are in the midst of complete transformationecologically, economically, politically, culturally. 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 rhythmsthe stillness of winter, the renewal of spring, the ripening of summer, the harvest of autumnwe 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 changethrough career, relationships, or world eventsthe book provides a way into Zen for beginners as well as a refresher for the more advanced.
Living the Season
Zen Practice for Transformative Times
Mind, Body & Spirit /