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Environmental Design

There can be no higher calling, no older human endeavor, than designing the human environment for the survival and enjoyment of our children.  And doing so in an intelligent, mindful, and ecologically sensitive way has never been such an important … Continue reading

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Freedom Fire

It was instantaneous like a hot fire raging through the forest it took everything on its path destroyed demolished eliminated with a sweetness and tenderness unseen before it was wild and free it was animal it was instinctual without thinking … Continue reading

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The Mindful Designer

The Buddhist tradition is essentially about the discipline of the mind to attain Enlightenment or transcendental wisdom, but its techniques and outlook can (and should, for the Buddhist) be applied to any task at hand, including design.  The application of … Continue reading

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The Peeling of the Papaya: Buddhist Meditation on Connectedness

INTRODUCTION One of the most important skills of the landscape architect is to realize connections in the landscape.  “Realize” is meant both in the sense of understanding and in the sense of achieving or building.  Realizing connections might be, in … Continue reading

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