Karen Maezen Miller is a wife, mother, and writer. She’s also a Zen priest and teacher at the Hazy Moon Zen Center in Los Angeles. One afternoon in the summer of 1997 she and her new husband found themselves in the neglected backyard of a rundown house in a quiet suburb of Los Angeles. They were standing in a 100-year-old Japanese garden, the oldest privately owned Japanese garden in California. They heard “the call to the garden,” turned to the realtor and said, “We’ll take it!” And then the garden began to teach. Karen’s exquisite new book, Paradise in Plain Sight
, is the result.