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Zen and three friends of winter

Zen and three friends of winter

| September 17, 2010 | 5 Comments

In Japan, rock gardens were created by Zen Buddhist priests to offer a place for quiet reflection near Japanese temples. Several features are essential to these gardens; a typical garden will contain a water element, boulders, a gravel sand area reminiscent of the seashore, and plantings – often a combination of bamboo, plums and pine, […]

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Zen Gardens, Imagination in the Making

Zen Gardens, Imagination in the Making

| July 21, 2010

By their very nature Zen gardens encourage you to use your imagination.  Using carefully placed rocks and stones and open spaces filled with sand or gravel these gardens tend to capture the eye and the mind and hold both. Soon one can see the waves undulating in the sand ponds as they push around the […]

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