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The Holiness of Plants

by Nathalie Sorensen Email

On the island of Shikoku, near a small Shinto shrine towers an immense pine tree. Worshipers circle its trunk with a ring of thick rope; this is sacred ground. In Thailand Buddhist monks conduct tree ordinations, wrapping orange robes around the… more »

Reflections

by Nathalie Sorensen Email

In July the river ripples alternate violet and green, violet and green tree branches catch the shimmer … more »

Zen Garden at Kokedera

by Nathalie Sorensen Email

In the year 1339, in the city of Kyoto Muso Soseki built a waterfall without a drop of water, a dry cataract of boulders tumbling immobile down the hill these six centuries and more. Approach with care here the silence roars. Everywhere else… more »

The Springs

by Nathalie Sorensen Email

Pressed hard against jagged craters and sweeping lava flows of dead volcanoes frozen to stone eons ago, the bones of the Roman city lie exposed. Low stone walls, delicate, orderly delineate streets and squares, homes and shops. Here and ther… more »

Canticle of the Whales

by Nathalie Sorensen Email

The humpback whales are gathering from northern oceans off Kodiak, off Kamchatka. Three thousand miles -- such a journey, to play, to mate, to bear their young. Fluid forms turn slowly in the dappled light, sound the depths, breech and blow in the… more »