Cultivating the Zen
Cultivate the Zen Within
Stressed at work? Stressed at home? Escape from the never-ending stream of incessent noises and thoughts that bombard your daily life. If you’re open to Eastern meditation, maintaining a personal zen garden is a great way to find your inner piece. Join Us for this extraordinary opportunity to engage in meditation followed by creating your own personal Zen garden.
Zen gardens use rocks and gravel or sand to recreate the essence of nature. Swirling patterns in the sand represent water, while rock formations become mountains or islands. Sometimes the gardens simply encourage meditation on the meaning of life.
For example, Kyoto’s famous Ryoanji Zen garden consists of 15 rocks amid a white sandy space. By focusing on the space rather than the rocks, one can begin to understand the Buddhist ideal of emptiness and appreciate life’s beauty. While you may not be able to fly to Kyoto, you can get some of the same benefits—by having your own personal Zen garden of your own right on your tabletop.