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Space to Breathe reviews

posted 22 Jan 2018, 09:36 by Buddha Maitreya   [ updated 22 Jan 2018, 09:37 ]


    It is hard to believe whilst reading this exquisite book that you are in Nottinghamshire. The beautiful photographs complement Maitreya's insightful attitude to life portrayed through his haiku and other writing. You are taken on a beautiful, peaceful journey through the seasons and will finish the book with a sense of wonder and calm. A remarkable achievement by a remarkable man.
William Booth


    I had the privilege of being one of the first people to receive a copy of Space to Breathe.
    For the past four decades, Maitreya has been teaching a simple and pure form of meditation at his Pure Land Centre in North Clifton. He created a Japanese garden, a reflection of his native Japanese countryside, combining British plants and Oriental style. Over the years, the garden has evolved into one of the most beautiful in the world.
    Now with the release of Space to Breathe, Maitreya’s moving words, in both English and Japanese calligraphy, are blended on the page into fantastic arrangements with photos of Pure Land by Pauline Bell, making this one of the most beautiful books in the world.
    Themed around the four seasons, every page is colourful and evocative, a work of art in itself. Each page frames Maitreya’s poetry, stories from his life, and teachings. Thought-provoking and soul-stirring, his clear, simple words allude to a greater truth.
    My only criticism is that the book would have been even better in a larger format, so one can appreciate the imagery even more.
Barnaby Chambers