Grande Meditation Zen Garden
Based on the 4 elements principals our Zen Meditation Garden brings Sensory Therapy to your residents and clients. The art of Zen gardening aims to bring calm and serenity, through exploration of natural elements. A proper Zen garden aims to represent and symbolize nature in a minimal form and size. Of course there could be pages written on what zen is, but I'll just stick to the gardening aspect. Gravel is usually used in zen gardens, rather than sand, because it is less disturbed by rain and wind. TFH provides washable, non-toxic pellets. Rocks are provided and can represent mountains, landscape or groups of animals. Seven Principles: 1.Fukinsei: This principle is asymmetry. Asymmetry equals movement. The center is empty as in bonsai and things are not equal on all sides. There is balance and harmony, though. 2. Kanso: This principle is simplicity. Simplicity equals truth and cleanliness; that makes sense for a calming, serene space. 3. Koko: This is basically the idea that things get better with age. Patina on a lantern or moss on a rock and weathered wood are examples of koko. Old equals interesting and wisdom. 4. Yugen: This, in my opinion, is found in some of the best gardens. It is a sense of mystery. Bends, corners, and shadows keep you looking and wondering what's there. 5. Datsuzoku: This principle is one that I think we all strive for whether we know it or not. It is said to mean childlike wonder, fantasy-like or otherwordly. Have you ever been in a garden and said, "This is so magical!"? That is Datsuzoku. 6. Seijaku: This is simply stillness, like a painting. 7.Shizen: This means unpretentious or natural.