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Zen Garden

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

Flowers are love’s perfect offering. They do not ask to be appreciated. They expect nothing in return. They just let go.Camellia japonica is a mainstay of Japanese temple gardens but was once avoided around private homes. That’s because the flower has no life span to speak of. It …

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.

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