Conversations with Trees
- Shambhala Publications04/23/2019Pages: 288Size: 5.5 x 7.5ISBN: 9781611806779Details
Stephanie Kaza's heartfelt meditations on the singular presence of trees have helped thousands of readers feel a sense of spiritual connection to our ancient relatives. Through her attentive, loving encounters with trees, Kaza asks vital questions about what it means to reinhabit place, live simply, and speak from the truth of experience. More pertinent now than ever, her intimate exploration of the lives of individual trees demonstrates the possibility of personal and ecological sanity in our time.
This book was previously published under the title The Attentive Heart.RelatedCheck items to add to the cart orAuthor BioStephanie Kaza is Professor Emerita of Environmental Studies at the University of Vermont. A leading voice in Buddhism and ecology, her most recent book is Green Buddhism: Practice and Compassionate Action in Uncertain Times. To learn more, visit www.stephaniekaza.com.Praise
"Conversations with Trees has never been more important. Twenty-five years ago, Stephanie Kaza's lyric, wondering prose invited readers to listen to what trees teach about the glistening webs that connect all of life. Now, as global warming brings hellfire and tempests to the forests, we must listen to what their sinewy strength tells us about suffering, regeneration, and redemption." —Kathleen Dean Moore, author of Wild Comfort
"A beautiful exploration of the intelligence and mystery of trees. These essays kindle both curiosity and awe, inviting us into a deeper relationship with our sylvan elders." —David George Haskell, author of Burroughs medalist The Songs of Trees and Pulitzer finalist The Forest Unseen
"Stephanie Kaza's book is a triumph—Deep Ecology writing at its most humbly, powerfully evocative. Here each tree, in disclosing its own story, its own beauty, reveals the beholder's as well. Each tells us, in a different voice, that if we are to preserve the natural world, we must let it feed our souls." —Joanna Macy, author of Active Hope and Coming Back to LifeSelected Reader Reviews