Using the garden as a metaphor, The Seeds of Love is a charming guide to creating your own mindfulness.
The development of the practice of mindfulness and its tools can help to maintain a state of awareness and openness to oneself and others. In The Seeds of Love, readers interested in Zen Buddhism will learn how to nurture metaphorical seeds such as compassion, joy, and generosity, and how to use personal challenges such as jealousy, anger, and self-doubt as a tool for growth.
The 20 chapters include:
Seeing: It All Begins with the Gardener
Being: Watering the Seed of Mindfulness
Watering Seeds of Love and Transforming Seeds of Suffering
Creating a Legacy as a Master Gardener: Tending Your Inner Garden
Using precepts from many faiths and traditions, The Seeds of Love offers simple, basic actions to help readers reach the best within themselves and share it with those around them. It will be an invaluable guide to anyone seeking deeper and more conscious relationships.
About the Author: Jerry Braza, Ph.D. is a mentor and Dharma teacher in the lineage of Thich Nhat Hanh and Professor Emeritus of Health Education at Western Oregon University. He conducts meditation retreats and mindfulness-based training programs for a variety of spiritual and secular groups. He is the co-founder of the humanitarian organization Forgotten People Foundation, supporting service learning projects for disadvantaged groups living in Vietnam. His book Moment by Moment: The Art and Practice of Mindfulness was published by Tuttle Publishing in 1997. His three-word philosophy frames his life: mindfulness, love and service.