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Top Zen Gardens From Around The World
There is a mystique surrounding these beautiful Japanese rock gardens, aka
Zen gardens, that originated in the Japanese culture hundreds of years ago. Zen
garden is an interesting and deeply spiritual aspect of Japanese gardening
traditions. The typical Zen garden consists of an enclosed and shallow sand box
of sorts which features predominantly sand or gravel with rocks of various
shapes and sizes.These artistic gardens consist mainly of fine gravel or sand
that is raked in various artistic patterns, and larger rocks which are
strategically placed throughout the gravel bed. These gardens are symbolic of
the Buddhist belief that one can achieve Zen, or enlightenment, through
meditation and deep relaxation. Traditional Zen gardens are interpreted
differently by each individual, and nobody knows for sure what their true
meaning is. Many people believe that the gravel of the garden represents water,
and the larger rocks represents land or islands in that water.
The one thing that we do know for sure is that these Japanese rock gardens are
visually stunning. Some of the most historic rock gardens also function as
extremely popular meditation sites for people from around the world. People
claim to get a sense of relaxation, or enlightenment, at these gardens that they
can't achieve anywhere else in the world. Furthermore, Zen gardens are becoming
ever more popular in the Western World. Here's a some photos of some of the most
beautiful, and historic, Japanese rock gardens from around the world.
Zuiho-in a sub-temple of Daitoku-ji . Located in Kyoto, Japan, Zuiho-in is one
of the sub-temples of Daitoku-ji, which is one of the 14 branches of the Rinzai
school of Japanese Zen. You can find multiple rock gardens at this temple
including Zuiho-tei, and they are all world-renowned meditation sites. Visiting
these 700 year old historical rock gardens is quite an enlighting experience
according to those who have been there.
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