A beautiful glimpse into the daily practice of a modern contemplative, The Deepest Peace reveals moments of stunning clarity from the eyes of a female Zen priest. Through silence, stillness, and practice, Zenju Earthlyn Manuel transmits how it is possible to cultivate and experience peace.
Zenju Earthlyn Manuel is an author, poet, ordained Zen Buddhist priest, teacher, artist, and drum medicine woman. The essence of all her transmissions come together in her talks and books. She is the author of The Way of Tenderness and Sanctuary, among others. She lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
"Reading this book is a profound meditation in itself. Exquisitely
crafted and perfectly paced-you will feel your whole being calming
down, responding with layered grace to the rich gifts offered
here."-Naomi Shihab Nye, Young People's Poet Laureate
"Solitude, silence, the warmth and chill of the earth, the ancientness of time held in the arms of the ancestors ... such is the atmosphere of Zenju Earthlyn Manuel's new book. Neither memoir, nor dharma teachings, nor poetry, but a lyric mixture of all of these and more, Zenju's soothing words will bring you to tears. How much have we suffered together. How perfect it all is when we are willing to hold it in the deepest parts of our heart."-Norman Fischer, author of The World Could Be Otherwise: Imagination and the Bodhisattva Path
"Zenju Earthlyn Manuel's words are both an offering and a meditation-we breathe them in, we breathe them out; our hearts break open, we are at peace."-Tracy Franz, author of My Year of Dirt and Water: Journal of a Zen Monk's Wife in Japan