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Invitations to Stillness: Japanese Gardens


Invitations to Stillness: Japanese Gardens

February 4, 2021– “Every element of the Japanese garden, from the shape of the pruned pines to the careful placement of the steps, has an intention and is specifically designed to cultivate an awareness of nuance. The contrast between what is placed and what is left in white, it brings to life a pictorial space that leaves room for our imagination. Symbolism and metaphor in the garden also offer powerful tools to help humans reconcile their own lives and relationships with both society and the larger forces of life. nature. American gardening expert Kendall Brown argues that “Opportunity because direct engagement with nature is what makes all gardens attractive, but because Japanese gardens function so effectively as philosophical and physical microcosms, their power it’s even stronger. ‘”More information in this beautiful essay. (14 readings)

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To take actionWhen have you felt your practice most vibrant? Reflect on what you attribute this to. What could further enliven your practice at this current time?




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