Stone Garden Photopost Follow Up

oing through my photo folders I finally found the pictures that should have been part of my last post (^_^;) So here are some photos from visits to the Ryoanji, the Daisen-in and the Ginkakuji Gardens.

Ryoanji Stone Garden

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Daisen-in Stone Garden

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Ginkakuji Garden with the famous sand mountain (said to be representing Mt. Fuji)

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6 thoughts on “Stone Garden Photopost Follow Up

  1. This is stunning. I have never seen a garden like this before. Forgive my ignorance does it have something to do with Zen Buddhism?


    • Yes, you are right (^_^)
      All these gardens are part of different Zen Tempel. The gardens have a simplicity at first glance, but the longer you sit in silence and gaze upon it, the elaborate work and deep thoughts (and meaning behing it) that went into the creation of the garden become more and more visible. In this regard the gardens are equally way, part of and metaphor for Zen Buddhism. In Zen Buddhism (as my understanding is) meditation is a way to quiet down your constant flow of thoughts, to be able to look around you and become one with the world and recognize what is truly important.
      Even if you have no experience in meditation and have no knowledge of Zen Buddhism, sitting in silence in front of a Zen Garden can give you this experience.
      Also, they are very beautiful (^_^)


      • I just love this so much! It’s so me. I have a book about Zen Buddhism and so I thought that your pictures and that may be connected. I am going to try and convince my boyfriend to move to Japan, the only real downside is not being able to speak the language. I am going to stay posted with your blog to read all about your experiences. xxx


      • Thank you very much for your kind comments (^_^)
        I’ll do my best to share my experiences and thoughts and give you even more reasons to move to Japan (because it’s awesome ^^)
        Of course not being able to speak the language can be a hurdle, but if you ever decide to start learning I’ll gladly provide myself as learning partner 😉


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