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Enjoy the celestial sky at any time of the day! White sand represents the moon, and black sand represents the night sky. Arrange the stars and planets in any formation. Draw designs in the sand, meditate, and leave your troubles behind.
A contemporary spin on the famous zen gardens. Everything you need to relax right at your desk. Includes 8.5″ handcrafted hardwood sandbox, fine black and white sand, wooden stars, multi-colored crystals, rake, and drawing stylus.
Using indoor zen garden ideas and techniques, create a place for reflection and relaxation in your backyard.
After a long day at the office, the backyard of many homes serves as a haven from the rest of the world where the occupants may relax and decompress. This idea has the potential to be developed further into a specialized room for private reflection and thought. The Japanese Buddhist monks who were responsible for the development of Zen gardens initially intended for them to be used as places for meditation. Any residential setting can benefit from the addition of Zen-inspired landscaping elements.
A karesansui, a classic Zen garden, is a barren landscape of natural elements such as rock, gravel, sand, and wood. There are very few plants in a karesansui, and it does not include any water. Bridges, sculptures, and stone lanterns are manufactured elements, while an enclosing wall or fence serves the purpose of separating the area from the rest of the world. Because hardscaping is the primary focus, there is minimal seasonal fluctuation, and the garden looks appealing throughout the year.
The fundamental principles of Zen gardening can be adapted to one's individual preferences and sense of aesthetics. The following guide will walk you through the first steps of constructing your garden place with Zen concepts.
Where in the yard might one locate a spot conducive to meditative reflection? How large will it be exactly? Find a corner or side yard that is long and narrow, has a flat surface, and is out of the way to use as the location for your meditation space. Preliminary measurements will help you picture how the room will look when it's finished.
Explore various resources, such as the internet, books, and local gardens that feature Zen settings, to acquire ideas for the appearance you want to achieve in your place. Create a brainstorming board or a list of features you'd like to see included in the final product.
Austerity (Koko), Simplicity (Kanso), Naturalness (Shinzen), Asymmetry (Fukinsei), Mystery or Subtlety (Yugen), Magical or Unconventional (Datsuzoku), and Stillness are the seven guiding principles that are used to develop Zen gardens (Seijaku). Your Zen garden should incorporate many if not all of these ideas into its design.
Make a rough sketch to see how your area will look when it's finished. If the project you have in mind is more involved, you might want to seek the advice of an experienced landscape designer. When working with more enormous boulders, it is essential to have a plan for where to position them ahead of time because they are challenging to move about and place once they are there.
Traditional Zen gardens have very few plants and no
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