Based in Portland, Oregon, Amber Lotus Publishing is a carbon-negative independent publisher of mind-body-spirit themed calendars, coloring books, greeting cards, and journals. We create products that illuminate the sacred dimensions of everyday life — mindfulness, healthy lifestyles, and earth awareness. Sharing the diversity of world cultures and sacred traditions as well as the inspiration and beauty of the natural world is our passion.
Nicholas Kirsten-Honshin's art and poetry reflect his experience with ancient Eastern spiritual practices, Christianity, Tibetan Buddhism, Zen Buddhism, and ancient Mesoamerican cultures. His work — a mythic amalgamation of age-old healing practices and present-day trends in spirituality, science, and nature — results in a true fusion of East and West and inspires people worldwide to practice compassion, love, kindness, and the joy of living in the present moment.
For four decades, Honshin has been showing his artwork throughout the Western United States in the Mirrors of the Moon exhibitions. He has received numerous awards and international recognition for his art and poetry. Honshin and his wife, Krystal, own and operate the Gallery of the Ascending Spirit and the Gallery of Wholeness, Harmony & Radiance in Tlaquepaque Arts Village in Sedona, Arizona.
Thich Nhat Hanh has dedicated his life to the art of mindful living. He teaches that only through living in the present moment can we approach peacefulness — in ourselves and in the world. Born in central Vietnam in 1926, Thich Nhat Hanh witnessed the strife of the Vietnam Conflict. Unable to stand by while villages were destroyed, he helped establish engaged Buddhism, a balance between meditation and the social commitment to helping refugees of the conflict. He has since founded the School of Youth Social Service in Saigon, a Buddhist university, a publishing house, and a peace activism magazine. Thich Nhat Hanh has written more than 85 poems and prose pieces as well as numerous books. His writing is calming and inspiring — a true reflection of his life's mission.