When I use the teachings in this book, I'm learning to connect to deeper, warmer energy that transforms political as well as personal challenges. Th is inspirational book supplies a practical toolkit for change at every level, from personal relationships to community-building. The sweep of Dido's vision is extraordinary. With humour, clarity and kindness, she takes us deep into meditation and out into the scary reality of ecological disaster, stronger, wiser and more effective. Rachel O'Leary, author of 'The Swan-Bone Flute' Dido is an inspirational meditation teacher. I have sat with her for over five years and always come away feeling at peace, grounded in a blissful state of awareness: that paradox of both form and emptiness. The Refuge meditations are an important aspect of her teachings, creating ease and safety. Her teachings effortlessly meld traditional Buddhist concepts in ways that make them accessible for Westerners. What more could I wish for than to be reminded to take refuge in 'my body, my presence, my depth mind'? Dawne Sanson, healer This is powerful material, capable of changing lives. Barbara McWilliams, educator It's like poetry, it brings tears to my eyes. Deborah Metz, artist Drawing on the ancient wisdom of Tibet, and her own huge life experience, Dido's work helps us connect our inner and outer worlds and meet the compelling challenges of our time with strength, confidence and life-affirming vision. A fusion of stories from her own life, guided meditations and beautiful artwork, the book offers insights and tools for moving from patriarchy to partnership, modelled on nature's own principles of interconnectedness and balance. I'm thrilled to see this book - the world needs it - and can't wait to use it in my work of helping young people and communities reconnect with nature. Pam Crisp, environmental educator The Earth is breathing a sigh of relief. Lama Dido is the voice for our Great Mother. With deep clarity and wisdom, Lama Dido offers us a new paradigm that is long overdue. is paradigm shift will save our Mother Earth. Ajita Grace, Mindfulness Counsellor"