As most of us can no doubt deny, we are in the midst of complete transformation—ecologically, economically, politically and culturally. Living the Seasons: Zen Practice for Transformative Times gracefully introduces creative safe passage through the sometimes overwhelming transition, drawing on ancient and contemporary spiritual practices to create an essential hands-on beginner's guide to developing a meaningful meditation practice for daily life. 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—she teaches us how to 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. “Through every season of our life, we discover a centered, creative path that reconnects us with inner resources, reveals a greater wholeness, and serves as a vehicle for the awakening of all beings,” Padma explains.
Living the Season: Zen Practice for Transformative Times
- Ji Hyang Padma