As her family begins the restoration of a traditional Japanese-style garden, Zen teacher Karen Maezen Miller receives a teaching of love—and of letting go—in the fleeting beauty of its flowers.
Sister by Alena Hennessy
Excerpted from Paradise in Plain Sight: Lessons from a Zen Garden, by Karen Maezen Miller. New World Library, 2014. Reprinted with permission. Karen Maezen Miller is a Zen Buddhist priest at the Hazy Moon Zen Center in Los Angeles.