Zen teacher Bonnie Myotai Treace opens up a delicate but decisively powerful spiritual practice to readers. Those new to Buddhism as well as those long on the path will find these talks incredibly moving. Offering a challenge to the habitual way of going through our days, Empty Branches is a poetic and deep call to release whatever we’re holding on to and find the freedom that is our birthright. *Discover how Zen can quiet and clarify your life. *Enter the simple spaciousness that enables suffering to dissipate. *Explore how the ancient stories of Zen (koans) can support more genuine encounters with one another, oneself, the earth, and all creatures.