ZEN GARDENS

Zen gardens also are known as a Japanese rock garden and are very attractive to people are inspired by the patterns of the racked sand or precisely clipped shrubs. Zen gardens majorly focus on the principles of simplicity, austerity, and naturalness.

 

Zen gardens were first created in the sixth century by Zen Buddhist monks in order to meditate people after that they were being used as gardens to teach and guide people about the zen principles and it’s concepts.

Zen gardens also play a great role if one wants to release and reduce stress and develop and build more strong focus and create a sense of well being. Zen gardens are usually small in size with water features, pruned trees, bushes, gravels of sand and rocks which creates a tranquil and a soothing environment which plays a vital role in the purpose of meditation and to find the true meaning of life, in classical times the Zen gardens were created at Buddhist temples but now they symbolize Japanese culture and its architecture.

In Zen gardens, gravels are most likely to be used rather than sand because they are less disturbed by rain and wind. Stone arrangements and other miniature elements are used to represent mountains and natural water elements and scenes, islands, rivers, and waterfalls.

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