More Praise for “Buried Rivers”


“Deepening insights culled from years of Buddhist contemplative practice, and courageously assembling the puzzle pieces of her family’s past, the author shares a colorful and revealing picture of contemporary life in post-Communist Poland and her own inner life. An intimate and illuminating memoir that depicts how trusting in the spontaneous wisdom of one’s own body and heart can heal intergenerational trauma.” −David I. Rome, Founder of Mindful Focusing and author of Your Body Knows the Answer

“A compelling personal spiritual journey that crosses religious boundaries to tackle some of the deepest mysteries of life and death. Revealing how the past, present, and future intersect in the very cells of our bodies, Buried Rivers shows how to more fully discover spiritual truth and personal healing through the conscious meeting of our ancestors in the here and now.” −Zvi Ish-Shalom, Ph.D., Founder of the Kedumah Institute and author of The Kedumah Experience: The Primordial Torah

“Part memoir, part spiritual chronicle, Buried Rivers takes the reader on a journey into our most pressing real-life questions about good and evil. This Buddhist reflection on the intimate legacy of the Holocaust is a riveting page-turner.” −Judith Simmer-Brown, Ph.D.,Distinguished Professor of Contemplative and Religious Studies, Naropa University and author of Dakini’s Warm Breath: The Feminine Principle in Tibetan Buddhism

“What makes the author’s venture so remarkable is the haunting question that accompanies her and a deep conviction in the human disposition for goodness. By shedding light on something so dark, the author demonstrates that healing, opportunity, and magic can emerge from the densest suffering.” −Elizabeth Mattis Namgyel, author of The Logic of Faith and The Power of an Open Question

“An evocative and deeply spiritual book about a journey through space and time that also unfolds into a mystery about how the body carries and receives messages from the past. Read this and be prepared to think about your own ancestors in a new way.” –Sonya Huber, author of Opa Nobody and Pain Woman Takes Your Keys

“A wise and deeply stirring memoir that takes the reader on a powerful journey of body, mind, and heart.” –Lama Tsultrim Allione, author of Wisdom Rising: Journey into the Mandala of the Empowered Feminine

Copyright © 2019  Ellen Korman Mains. All Rights Reserved. 

Site maintained by