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The text is not meant to be consumed in a single sitting;
rather it is better experienced over numerous readings.
Winters' writing is intentional in its pacing, progress and
development. He asks the reader to appreciate the details
presented within the particular moment, thus breaking
assumptions of typical narrative development. As much
as this is a personal quest for the author to synthesize
his professional understanding of sacred space with his
religious curiosity and beliefs, he weaves a narrative that
encompasses the culturally specific spiritual foundations of
Hinduism and Buddhism with references that would be more
familiar to a westerner. Winters eschews typical literary
genres; part travelogue, part religious pilgrimage, part
personal development, part design critique and part cultural
mystery, he draws from a vast vocabulary of Buddhist and
Hindu terminologies and grounds his personal encounters of
sacred landscape experiences within that language.
This is not an introductory text for either an acolyte
Buddhist or novice landscape designer, although those
groups will be able to appreciate the complexity of the
subject matter. This is a work that is idiosyncratic in scope
and subject, but is nonetheless impeccably researched and
cited. The author operates with such familiarity and deft
understanding of numerous Buddhist and Hindu sacred
texts that, although outside the expertise of this reviewer,
are compelling in their application, relevance and authority.

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I find myself wondering, "who is the intended audience
for Searching for the Heart of Sacred Space; Landscape,
Buddhism & Awakening?" The book can be incorporated as
a useful, albeit advanced, text for those who are interested
in sacred landscapes of the east, or for landscape historians
who are looking to expand their understanding of Buddhist
traditions and spiritual practices beyond an introductory
level. Perhaps Winters' work shines brightest for those
who wish to undertake their own spiritual journeys and
encounters with Tibetan Buddhism, acting as a beacon for
other travelers searching for a deeper spiritual connection
to this earth.
1 TIBET 2 IMAGES IN THE ROCK 3 DHARAMSALA
ALL IMAGES DENNIS WINTERS

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Landscapes - Spring 2020

To Begin With | Pour Commencer
Our Writers | Nos Collaborateurs
Prologue > Fr_ en_lp+ Sweeping the Forest Floor
Interview | Entrevue the Star Is in the Ballpark > fr_lp+
“Gravitas” – The Lost Airmen of the Empire
Creating Sacred Spaces – Weaving the Memorial Landscape
Sacré Montagne
Curating Calm in the Spirit of Mandalay, Myanmar
Kapabamayak Achaak | Wandering Spirit Healing Forest
By Invitation Only – Inclusive Playground Design
Battle of Kapyong Memorial Plaza
L’essentiel Est Invisible > en_lp+
Critique
The Parting Shot | Une DernièRe Salve
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Landscapes - Spring 2020 - Our Writers | Nos Collaborateurs
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Landscapes - Spring 2020 - Prologue > Fr_ en_lp+ Sweeping the Forest Floor
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Landscapes - Spring 2020 - “Gravitas” – The Lost Airmen of the Empire
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Landscapes - Spring 2020 - Creating Sacred Spaces – Weaving the Memorial Landscape
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Landscapes - Spring 2020 - Sacré Montagne
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Landscapes - Spring 2020 - Curating Calm in the Spirit of Mandalay, Myanmar
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Landscapes - Spring 2020 - Kapabamayak Achaak | Wandering Spirit Healing Forest
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Landscapes - Spring 2020 - By Invitation Only – Inclusive Playground Design
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Landscapes - Spring 2020 - Battle of Kapyong Memorial Plaza
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Landscapes - Spring 2020 - L’essentiel Est Invisible > en_lp+
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Landscapes - Spring 2020 - The Parting Shot | Une DernièRe Salve
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