Zen is a popular school of Buddhism. An excellent illustration of Zen Buddhism is the rock garden, which is known as the Zen Garden.
In the Zen tradition, the gardens progress to an earthlier purpose, which is to remind practitioners that life can be simple and elemental. The first Zen gardens were called “meditation rocks” because of their simplicity. They are capable of radiating calmness, tranquillity, and silence to anyone contemplating them.
6 Elements of a Zen Garden
Ishi (rocks) are the foundational items of Japanese gardens. They represent mountains, but they can also symbolise Buddha’s figure or a gesture of power and strength. Most Zen gardens are marked by a huge stone, which is a sign of welcome.