New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education volume 2019, issue 161, P103-112 2019 DOI: 10.1002/ace.20315 View full text
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James F. Doyle, Elizabeth J. Tisdell, Charles Palmer

Abstract: This chapter discusses ways of engaging the plant-human connection and exchange by learning about bonsai and then engaging and meditating on the tree to eventually cultivate the experience of bonsai as meditation.Tree meets human he(art) Bonsai as meditation Growing new stories.Bonsai is an art form that celebrates the connection of the tree with the human heart. As the haiku above (written by Libby Tisdell) implies, the bonsai artist works with the tree to bring out its essence. Doing so can be a form of med…

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