” It is rare to find a book in which the intimacy of the prose, the inspiration of the poetry, and the striking beauty of the photographs interweave into such a unified whole. That wholeness describes Gavin himself, and Petals and Blood is a fitting testament to his amazing life. ”
–­Joseph Goldstein, founding teacher of the Insight Meditation Society, author of Insight Meditation: The Practice of Freedom.​ www.dharma.org/joseph-goldstein

” Petals and Blood is an extraordinary gift from Gavin Harrison. The prose, the poetry and the photographs all bring us to a profound, tender and, most unusually, a direct knowing of the most profound and beautiful truths. ”
Sharon Salzberg, founding teacher of the Insight Meditation Society, author of Real Happiness: The Power of Meditation. sharonsalzberg.com

” Gavin Harrison’s powerful book, Petals and Blood, is a radiant feast of truth and beauty, both poetic and visual. ”
Joan Halifax, founding abbot of Upaya Zen Center, author of Being with Dying: Cultivating Compassion and Fearlessness in the Presence of Death. www.upaya.org/roshi

” Gavin Harrison writes with profound wisdom and keen insight into spirituality and the human condition. It is time to take a break from Rumi and dive into the freshness of this contemporary poet’s work. ”
Anam Thubten, founding teacher of the Dharmata Foundation, author of The Magic of Awareness. www.dharmata.org

” Genuine poetry and photography, like true art itself, awaken in us a new way of seeing and being. Gavin’s heart, like his eyes and ears, is a wide open organ of perception, finely attuned to the sacred space within each and all of us. On the gorgeous mystic path and by-ways he has trodden, through agony and ecstasy, he now brings us along. ”
Lama Surya Das, founding teacher of the Dzogchen Center, author of Awakening the Buddha Within:Tibetan Wisdom for the Western World. www.surya.org

” Gavin Harrison’s poetry is voluptuous, mouthwatering and breathtaking! Wisdom is found through each new page. This book is a wonder! ”
Sylvia Boorstein, founding teacher of Spirit Rock Meditation Center, author of Happiness is an Inside Job: Practicing for a Joyful Life. www.sylviaboorstein.com

” The intimacy and honesty of these poems summon us into the grit of our humanity and the grace of our divinity, in the same moment. Gavin Harrison is a modern day Buddhist-Ecstatic. He brings new life to and through the ancient lineage he carries. Above all, these poems are a transmission of the pure presence within and beyond all struggle and joy. Read them and know the direct experience of who you really are. ”
Kim Rosen, author of Saved by a Poem: The Transformative Power of Words. kimrosen.net

” A modern day Rumi and Hafiz lies right within our midst. Filled with passion and devotion to The Mystery and True Freedom, Petals and Blood dazzles the senses, breaks open the heart and leads us to a place of connection, enchantment and wholeness. Gavin Harrison has bared his soul to create a special offering for all lovers of life. ”
James Baraz, founding teacher of Spirit Rock Meditation Center , is the co-author of Awakening Joy: 10 Steps That Will Put You on the Road to Real Happiness. www.jamesbaraz.com

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