Senbazuru

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The paper crane is an iconic and powerful symbol of hope, healing and happiness. According to tradition, if a person were to fold a thousand paper cranes in one year, they would be granted a single wish and a long and joyful life.

In this beautiful and inspiring book, renowned mindfulness and meditation teacher Michael James Wong shares a personal collection of short stories and teachings, accompanied by proverbs and prayers. Together these bring to life gentle wisdoms and universal truths to guide a meaningful way of living.

Shared throughout the book in twelve straightforward steps is also the powerful practice of orizuru, the art of folding paper cranes, a journey that will encourage you to slow down and ignite a hopeful perspective for the future.

Senbazuru is an essential book for mindful living.

© Michael James Wong 2021 (P) Penguin Audio 2021

Critics Review

  • Guides us through the healing power of origami paper cranes

    London Post
  • A meditative guide to folding Japanese paper cranes

    Woman's Weekly
  • A collection of short stories, fables and meditations. Traditional hand-painted proverbs or wisdoms add further inspiration

    Waitrose Weekend
  • Beautiful illustrations and thoughtful instructions. Both the act of creation in Senbazuru and the message of the book help to soothe our modern anxieties. Ideal for those looking to start the New Year with calm reflection

    Liz Earle Wellbeing Magazine

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