The Sound of Cherry Blossoms:
Zen Lessons from the Garden on Contemplative Design
By Alxe Noden and Martin Hakubai Mosko
Part design philosophy and part Zen Buddhism,
this book eloquently shows us how the principles
of garden design are the same guidelines we can follow to design our life. Once we realize that we are responsible for our own enlightenment, we live intentionally, and intentional living is the subject of design. When we approach our work in the garden, or in our life, through the practice of contemplative design, we elevate the whole; we unite the spiritual with the ordinary; we join heaven and earth.
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The Sound of Cherry Blossoms
A book to help you think about how to create elegant contemplative spaces in your garden. We’ll look at the “ground” (the basic principle on which all design rests), the “path” (the means of making this principle come to life), and the “fruition” (photos of some of Marpa’s gardens, with garden plans). The means to produce a balance of the elements is the mind conditioned by meditation and a clear understanding of its own nature. Inner harmony is expressed as outer beauty. This book will show you how to achieve that.