I have been a forest bather all of my life really. Even as a child I took every opportunity to spend time in the woods and fields around my home. Now I have come to an even deeper relationship with the wild areas.
I had a realization over the weekend as I stood in the pouring rain under a spreading spruce tree that seemed to enfold me in its sylvan embrace. These places are completely non-dual. The primordial consciousness of the forest experiences neither graspings nor aversions.
Forest Bathing (Shinrin-yoku) is like soaking in rigpa.