Paradise in Plain Sight: Lessons from a Zen Garden by Karen Maezen Miller

Paradise in Plain Sight: Lessons from a Zen Garden

byKaren Maezen Miller

Paperback | April 29, 2014

not yet rated|write a review

Pricing and Purchase Info

$23.50

Earn 118 plum® points

In stock online

Ships free on orders over $25

Not available in stores

about

Come See the Garden That Is Your LifeWhen Zen teacher Karen Maezen Miller and her family land in a house with a hundred-year-old Japanese garden, she uses the paradise in her backyard to glean the living wisdom of our natural world. Through her eyes, rocks convey faith, ponds preach stillness, flowers give love, and leaves express the effortless ease of letting go. The book welcomes readers into the garden for Zen lessons in fearlessness, forgiveness, presence, acceptance, and contentment. Miller gathers inspiration from the ground beneath her feet to remind us that paradise is always here and now.

About The Author

Karen Maezen Miller is a Zen Buddhist priest and teacher at the Hazy Moon Zen Center in Los Angeles. The author ofHand Wash Cold andMomma Zen, she leads retreats around the country.
Momma Zen: Walking the Crooked Path of Motherhood
Momma Zen: Walking the Crooked Path of Motherhood

by Karen Maezen Miller

$15.98$19.95

In stock online

Available in stores

Hand Wash Cold: Care Instructions for an Ordinary Life
Hand Wash Cold: Care Instructions for an Ordinary Life

by Karen Maezen Miller

$21.00$21.95

In stock online

Not available in stores

Details & Specs

Title:Paradise in Plain Sight: Lessons from a Zen GardenFormat:PaperbackDimensions:192 pages, 8.01 × 5.08 × 0.44 inPublished:April 29, 2014Publisher:New World LibraryLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1608682528

ISBN - 13:9781608682522

Look for similar items by category:

Customer Reviews of Paradise in Plain Sight: Lessons from a Zen Garden

Reviews

Extra Content

Editorial Reviews

'[Karen Maezen Miller] skillfully weaves vivid details of nature with personal history and such gritty tasks as curbing running bamboo and raking endless sycamore leaves... .Miller's graceful writing, hard-learned wisdom, and heartfelt commitment to help her readers find their own bit of paradise here and now make this an inspiring guide.'-Publishers Weekly'Wise, insightful, and honest.'-Sharon Salzberg, author ofReal Happiness'This is one of the most beautiful books I've ever read. Karen Maezen Miller has cleared a path for all of us - from pain and confusion to joy and gratitude. She taught me that the secret garden I've been searching for has existed all along. I just needed to find the right guide.'-Priscilla Warner, author ofLearning to Breathe and coauthor of theNew York Times bestsellerThe Faith Club'Paradise in Plain Sight stopped me in my tracks and invited me to look into the backyard of my own life in a different way: with deep attention and radical gratitude. To read this extraordinary book - so brief in length, yet so magnificently deep and so transparently clear - is to remember that home is where I am and that what I need I have.'-Katrina Kenison, author ofMagical Journey