Gardens of the Spirit: Photography by John Lander 2015 Wall Calendar by Maggie Oster
- Publisher: Amber Lotus Publishing; Wal edition (July 23, 2014)
- Language: English
- Calendar: 28 pages
- ISBN-10: 1602378908
The Gardens of the Spirit wall calendar features twelve exquisite Japanese gardens from photographer John Lander. Paired with contemplative text by Maggie Oster, this collection of meditative images brings the calming experience of Japanese gardening to all who long to create a simple, peaceful oasis in the midst of a challenging world. A year of serene Japanese gardens on your wall. Frameable artbook-quality printing. The perfect gift or altar accessory for the Zen garden enthusiast. Showcases John Lander's exceptional photographs of authentic Japanese landscaping and moss-covered gardens. Features inspirational, interpretive garden text by accomplished horticulture author Maggie Oster. Printed on FSC Certified Mixed Source Paper with soy-based inks. Published by Amber Lotus, a carbon-negative US publishing company that has planted more than 330,000 trees since 2008. This calendar features US and Canadian legal holidays, phases of the moon, and important observances of the world's major religions. Strongly influenced by Shinto and Zen Buddhism, this Asian style of landscaping is particularly conducive to restoring an inner calm. Requiring an artful blend of imagination, skill, and patience, the Japanese garden is an extension of the self. By adapting the harmonies of natural garden design to our own landscape, we heighten our understanding of the world around us and the one within us.
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