Dennis Winters new book, Searching for the Heart of Sacred Space, was successfully introduced to the public on May 20 at the CBC Glen Gould Studio in Toronto. Dennis sculls with the Coastal and Marathon athletes at Hanlan Boat Club.
Searching for the Heart of Sacred Space explores the connections between Landscape, Buddhism and Awakening. It relates both a personal journey for Dennis who designed a Tibetan Buddhist meditation centre, one of the first in North America, as well as a history of gardens in sacred spaces. Along the way to further his understanding of landscape, he has lived in Helsinki, Finland; Ithaca, New York; Kyoto, Japan; Greece; and western Tibet.
When he is not rowing, Dennis is a landscape architect and a principal at TALES of the EARTH. His wife, Elissa Gallander, also rows at Hanlan with the Masters scullers. He is also an instructor in Landscape Design at Ryerson University.