Meditations And Zen Gardens

Dreaming And Wishing :

I love this except it needs some white sand.

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I am really thinking about making me a small Zen Garden. Really small for our bedroom.

It is the ONLY place beside the cooking area of the kitchen that the CAT can’t hang around in.
I’d really HATE it if HE decided to use it as a littler box.

How to Make a Zen Garden on a Budget

The following video is different. For me anyway.
They have a number of them and the comments are wonderful.

Meditation Quotes

Empty your mind, be formless, shapeless – like water. Now you put water into a cup, it becomes the cup, you put water into a bottle, it becomes the bottle, you put it in a teapot, it becomes the teapot. Now water can flow or it can crash. Be water, my friend.”
Bruce Lee


Meditation is the dissolution of thoughts in Eternal awareness or Pure consciousness without objectification, knowing without thinking, merging finitude in infinity.

Swami Sivananda

After sleeping through a hundred million centuries we have finally opened our eyes on a sumptuous planet, sparkling with color, bountiful with life. Within decades we must close our eyes again. Isn’t it a noble, an enlightened way of spending our brief time in the sun, to work at understanding the universe and how we have come to wake up in it? This is how I answer when I am asked-as I am surprisingly often-why I bother to get up in the mornings.

Richard Dawkins

Meditation brings wisdom; lack of mediation leaves ignorance. Know well what leads you forward and what hold you back, and choose the path that leads to wisdom.


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Zen Garden History and Defining Characteristics

phpboc8zeam.jpgZen Garden Fundamentals

A 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. The rocks and sand (or gravel) are the chief elements of the garden, which generally creates the scene of islands in the sea.

The sand or gravel in a Zen garden represents the sea or ocean and is used instead of water. It will be carefully raked by tending monks to create the impression of waves on the surface of a body of water. The rocks themselves represent islands or rock formations jutting out from the water. The overall goal is to create a small-scale recreation of an aerial or cliff-top view of an intricate coastal scene.

One of the primary differences between a Zen garden and most other varieties is the lack of living elements. Although grass may sometimes be included, no other plant or flower species will be found in a classic Zen garden. This can be both unusual and exotically appealing to people with no past experience with the history and meaning of a Zen garden.

The History of the Zen Garden

Japanese rock gardens have become known in the West as Zen gardens. The term was probably first used in 1935 by the American writer Loraine Kuck in her book “100 Gardens of Kyoto.” It has since also found its way into the Japanese language (“Zen Niwa being the name in Japanese).

The Zen garden has an impressive and lengthy history of use in Japan. The most famous is the dry garden, which is called a “Karesansui.” This word translates into “Dry Mountain and Water Garden” and to create the look, rocks and gravel are used as described above.”

I spent hours here looking at Zen Gardens. I haven’t been this excited about anything in a long time. The videos of the zen gardens really got to me. My body is still shivering yet, I was so relaxed. I am never relaxed.
This is not anything I have ever really been into before.

I would love to have  a desk zen garden here right now while drinking my chai latte and listening to the video.


Have an awesome week.

Love Sarah

17 Comments Add yours

  1. Oh this was absolutely amazing Sarah. I didn’t get a chance to meditate this morning, because I was in a rush, but I so needed to read this post. Thanks for sharing this.

    Kia / KTS

    1. Kia, Do you have any suggestions for me? I have never meditated before and I can’t relax enough to do it yet.
      Any tips would be appreciated.
      Have a wonderful week.

      1. I think just start off sitting in one spot, closing your eyes, and just say motivational messages to yourself. That’s how I started. I know many people have many different methods, but this so happen to work well for me. After awhile my mind begin to not run miles a minute. Hope this helps.

        1. Kia, Thank you for this.
          I just noticed it in my SPAM box of all places.
          It can’t hurt.
          I need all the help I can get. My mind really doesn’t slow down much any more. It use to.
          HUGS MY Friends.

  2. Beautiful post Sarah! Have a great week you too

    1. We intend to. I need to get off here and head to the park. Danny left about an hour ago. How was your weekend?

      1. Thank you Sarah, yes my weekend was ok! 🙂

    2. Have a wonderful week. Enjoy it. <3

      1. You too and think about a good idea to create a small zen garden…I love the idea I want to make one too! <3

        1. I am really excited about it. I have the perfect container. A wooden box Danny gave me when we first got together.
          I have a few colored stones. Tea lites. And we do have sand here In Florida. Yet, I really would like some Cleaner stuff. Maybe colored.
          I can afford a bag of sand.
          Let, me know if you make one as well. Do you have any tips on meditation?
          Love Sarah

          1. If you have a Pinterest account follow me there I have many great boards and One is dedicated to Meditation and Yoga nice tips there…

            1. I could use them. I will go and follow you now.

              1. Great I will follow you back! You will find there a lots of beautiful boards <3

                1. I went crazy a few times on mine. More than a few.

                  1. I see …lol follow there too!

                  2. Hi Sarah I nominated you for this Awesome Award!

            2. I love your Pinterest Boards except one. I am not a tattoo person. LOL

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