Could you use a little more relaxation in your life? If so, a Zen garden may be just what you need. After, all Buddhist monks have been using them for centuries. In fact, the Zen gardens that you may be familiar with today showed up in Japan in the 11th century outside of Buddhist temples. They were created to give monks a space to contemplate and meditate on Buddha’s teachings, not to mention that the design and the gardens themselves were supposed to promote peace and harmony in a space.
It’s also widely believed that “Ishi-tate-so” (stone-setting priest) monks traveled around Japan to set up Zen gardens. They became a part of the Japanese culture by the 13th century.
At Improvements, we’re showing you how to create a Zen garden. Whether you have a large or small space doesn’t matter. You can create a tranquil outdoor space where you can retreat to after a long workday or whenever you need a break from daily life. Keep reading to learn how to create a Zen garden. Let the relaxation begin!
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