Praise for Living the Season:
“This book will truly transform the life of every reader. Ji Hyang Padmas's writing is graceful, poetic, and flows so beautifully. The stories of her life and practice are truly inspiring and create a desire to dive in and do the work. This book is a gem and is brilliant.”
--Sandra Ingerman, author of Awakening to the Spirit World and Soul Retrieval
"Ji Hyang's work offers a centered, creative pathway amidst these rushing rivers; through the practices of staying open and connected to our spirit she helps people rediscover their connection to luminous awareness-- the wisdom and energy which is within each of us."
--Sonia Choquette, author, The Psychic Pathway, True Balance and The Answer is Simple
"In practicing Zen, nothing beats the practice. Ji Hyang's new book, Living the Season, is exceptional in focusing on just that and not in indulging in conceptual fantasies about Zen - a cup of tea and not talk about tea, a cup of tea she hands us to taste for ourselves."
--Red Pine, celebrated author and translator
"Ji Hyang Padma is a lioness roaring. Within her sound we receive instruction and comfort, wisdom and transformative skills for the spiritual parcourse we are all hiking together. I bow in gratitude for this delicious gift."
--Geri Larkin, author of Close to the Ground: Reflections on the Seven Factors of Enlightenment and founding teacher of the Still Point Zen Buddhist Temple
"Ji Hyang Padma’s Living the Season is a wise and lyrical introduction to meditation practice and mindful living. We as individuals, as a nation, and as inhabitants of Planet Earth are all transforming — whether we find it comfortable, or not. A former Buddhist nun and current Interfaith Advisor at Wellesley College, Padma offers both historical perspective and practical guidance for living a more mindful and present life in the midst of change and challenge. What Martin Luther King, Jr. said about Thich Nhat Hanh’s writings also holds true for Padma’s: '[Her] ideas for peace, if applied, would build a monument to ecumenism, to world [brother and sisterhood], to humanity.'”
--Susan Elia MacNeal, author of Wedding Zen
"A smart and practical guide for making zen a part of your everyday life. Read it and be transformed!"
--Lama Willa Miller, teacher at the National Dharma Fellowship and author of Everyday Dharma: Seven Weeks to Finding the Buddha in You
"Living the Season is like a flower that opens in your hands, reminding you to dissolve into the grace of each moment. Ji Hyang offers a lucid picture of Zen, and how it applies to us, today, now, with simple techniques that are each like a haiku of wisdom."
--Brett Bevell, author of America Needs a Buddhist President, Reiki for Spiritual Healing and New Reiki Software for Diving Living
“Ji Hyang words are a flowing meditation in mindfulness. Her writing is poetic and magnetic, each page wrapped in wisdom and practical teachings for change and transformation at a soul and spirit level. A powerful storyteller and healer whose words refresh, enlighten and are deeply restorative. “
--Jackee Holder author of Soul Purpose and 49 Ways To Write Yourself Well
“Ji Hyang Padma has superbly anchored a living wisdom into our modern world in the writing of this book. Her accessible and practical strategies for 'open heart' living are guaranteed to awaken your soul, connect you to yourself, and transform your life. This book is a must-read for our busy and troubled times.”
--Robert Ohotto, author of Transforming Fate Into Destiny
“With the brushstrokes of an artist, Ji Hyang provides for us the natural cycles of the seasons as an effective pathway from our current identification with the mind to the intuitive/feeling nature of the heart, which from my personal experience is the beginning of wisdom. I recommend Living the Season for any serious student on the path toward enlightenment. Congratulations, Ji Hyang.”
--Peter Calhoun, author, Soul on Fire and Life Without Limits