Explore the history, practice and science of "forest bathing", and how it can help you deepen your connection with all other beings in loving-kindness, with the complex wonder and sacred beauty of the universe, with what we call agaya and ubuntu in Novasutras. Shinrin-yoku practice may help you become a more effective agent for increasing ubuntu and agaya in the world.
Agaya came from merging the words agape and Gaia. Gaia references the Gaia Theory that Earth systems interact to promote life's resilience. Agape is divine, altruistic love.
Novasutras has its roots in Deep Ecology, as expressed in agaya.
May is a great month to commit to becoming more mindful through meditation. Its power to promote well-being is backed by science. Learn about ways to support your mindfulness meditation practice.
You're smart. You often notice that things aren't quite right. You long for community with meaning and purpose. Science shows that people in religious communities, and people who practice meditation regularly, are happier and healthier...