The Deepest Peace
"I have testified many times of my suffering. Before I die, I must speak of peace." Zenju Earthlyn Manuel, a Zen priest, has written at length on race, gender, sexual orientation, and homelessness. With The Deepest Peace, Zenju has created something new: a lyrical work that defies genre and explores the true source of peace. It is at once a window into personal meditation practice, and an invitation to begin our own. Through silence, stillness, and awareness, Zenju Earthlyn Manuel transmits how it is possible to cultivate peace and experience it for ourselves.
Zenju Earthlyn Manuel is an author, poet, ordained Zen Buddhist priest, teacher, artist, and drum medicine woman. The essence of all her transmissions come together in her talks and books. She is the author of Sanctuary: A Meditation on Home, Homelessness, and Belonging and The Way of Tenderness: Awakening Through Race, Gender, and Sexuality, among others. A California native, she lives in New Mexico.