Forest Therapy
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Forest Therapy

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Tau Center offers many programs for your contemplative experience. Take time for yourself and enjoy a forest walk.  

FOREST BATHING: SHINRIN-YOKU

by Betsy M. Hughes

Now stand beneath this canopy of trees,
surrender will, hold still. Now close your eyes
and listen as the rustling of the leaves
and lapping breeze-blown waters tranquilize.

Inhaling deeply, you can breathe the smell
of dew-damp soil, the scent of pungent pine,
organic emanations.  All is well,
you’re in the zone in nature’s forest shrine.

Permit your eyes to open and you see
the beauty of extraordinary things:
moss-covered rocks in shades of verdigris,
the damselfly’s extended filmy wings.

Immerse yourself in all your senses, feel
the peace of this retreat restore and heal.