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Karen K. Redding

Ten Ways to Awaken the Wise Heart: A Photographic Journey

Ten Ways to Awaken the Wise Heart: A Photographic Journey

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Each of the images featured in this book are available as a fine-art print. Inquire here for more information!

Ten Ways to Awaken the Wise Heart: A Photographic Journey is a 120 page hard-bound book of illuminating fine art photographs, taken from around the world with thought-provoking prose that stirs the inner world of one’s own heart.

Essentially, this is a unique and timeless book that is being released at a time when, more than ever, planting seeds of wisdom and good will towards growing compassion, emotional and relational maturity and global interdependence brings us home, wherever we live to who we truly can be, a kind and loving presence in the world.

Ten Ways to Awaken the Wise Heart is an adaptation from a Buddhist teaching which depict the 10 Perfections of the Heart. These 10 illustrated qualities of generosity, safety, letting go, wisdom, courage, patience, honesty, resolve, kindness, and balance offer a compelling invitation to experience the world anew, to seek and find with the author a universal love that is core to the human spirit.

The Foreword was written by Jack Kornfield and Trudy Goodman, two of the leading mindfulness and dharma teachers in the West. They endorse the book by saying: “It is the work of a true artist to give us fresh eyes to see the world anew, to melt open our hearts with visionary tenderness and to remind us of our spiritual power. With a truthful eye and a caring heart, Karen brings us along on her journey of decades of world exploration. Her illuminated images and luminous reflections invite you into finest of human possibility.”

This beautiful art book is printed with the fine art photography expertise of Kevin Broady at Creative Press who is recognized for producing the works of Ansel Adams and John Sexton. The materials used in the making of this book are of the highest quality of printed photography books in the market. It will look like a piece of art on your coffee table or wherever you put it.

Its timeless and striking photography with deep, accessible, and insightful reflections offer a universal way to nurture a wise and wakeful heart that can be applied in everyday life, no matter where we are, whether that is at home, at work, in a traffic jam, cooking a meal, or folding the laundry.

This book is an inspiring and enduring gift for anyone and everyone. Consider it for a unique wedding, birthday, or graduation gift! And, if you are looking for introspective artwork for your dwelling, all of Karen's photographs featured in this book are available as archival prints suitable for framing - inquire here for info and pricing.
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Foreword by Jack Kornfield and Trudy Goodman

Jack Kornfield trained as a Buddhist monk in the monasteries of Thailand, India and Burma. He has taught meditation internationally since 1974 and is one of the key teachers to introduce Buddhist mindfulness practice to the West. Trudy Goodman is an enduring voice in contemporary Buddhist Meditation. A Vipassana teacher in the Theravada lineage and the Founding Teacher of InsightLA, Trudy teaches retreats at centers around the world.