Daniel Skach-Mills Publishes Book on Portland’s Chinese Garden

Daniel Skach-Mills, Class of 1994, Marylhurst UniversityMarylhurst alum Daniel Skach-Mills ’94 will give a reading from his latest book, The Beyond Within: The Downtown Dao of Lan Su Chinese Garden on July 23, 2017.

The Beyond Within is a Daoist-inspired garden tour that combines this garden’s five elements with five key Daoist principles. Daniel Skach-Mills researched the book while serving as a volunteer docent at Lan Su Chinese Garden, a position he has held since 2005.

Original illustrations created for the book by Dan Lucas, also a Lan Su Chinese Garden docent, will be on display. Both the author and artist will be on hand to answer questions about their work.

Copies of The Beyond Within: The Downtown Dao of Lan Su Chinese Garden by Daniel Skach-Mills are available for purchase in the Garden Shop. Lan Su members receive a 10% discount.

This event begins at 4:00 p.m. Sunday, July 23 at Lan Su Chinese Garden (239 NW Everett Street) and is included free with membership or garden admission; no registration is required.

Lan Su Chinese Garden is a walled Chinese garden encompassing a full city block in downtown Portland, Oregon. The garden is open daily.

Daniel Skach-Mills earned a bachelor’s degree in pastoral ministries from Marylhurst University in 1994. He is an award-winning poet whose poems have appeared in a variety of publications and anthologies including The Christian Science Monitor, Sojourners and Open Spaces. His books include In This Forest of Monks, The Tao of Now, and The Hut Beneath the Pine, a finalist for an Oregon Book Award in 2012.