This powerfully moving memoir explores the connection between local history, the environment, the body, and the spirit. Triggered by a cancer diagnosis, Barbara Gates takes on a quest to find meaning in her urban Berkeley, California, home. She explores themes of love and family, home and homelessness, neighborhood and evolving geology. Through the lens of Buddhist mindfulness practice, Gates inspires readers to take on the vast view of where we live--including the past and the future--to appreciate the heartache and grace ...

Already Home: A Topography of Spirit and Place 2005, Shambhala Publications

ISBN-13: 9781590301654

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Already Home: A Topography of Spirit and Place 2003, Shambhala Publications

ISBN-13: 9781570624902