Buddha Garden

 

Photo credit: European Institute of Applied Buddhism

Photo credit: European Institute of Applied Buddhism

Photo credit: European Institute of Applied Buddhism

Photo credit: European Institute of Applied Buddhism

 

As I am not always able to drive the 150 kilometres to sit in this wonderful garden I started to wonder, like always, when returning from an extraordinary place, whether or not I appreciate my immediate surroundings enough and if there is a place, which might become my personal Buddha garden. Besides my breathing room, I mean. I did come up with a spot in a park with very old trees here in my hometown.

Now I am asking you – do you have happy places nearby you really like and which have dropped out of your mind lately?

Maybe you could make a list for yourself of places nearby you might want to visit (with or without camera), being aware of the details you love about this place.

I recommend bringing a thermos with tea, maybe you are like me and enjoying tea slows you down in a healing way, too. ….so you are likely to sit down at your special place, slowly drink your tea, breathing in the scent of the tea…breathing out and living in the very moment.

 

Drink Your Tea

Drink your tea slowly and reverently,

as if it is the axis

on which the world earth revolves –

slowly, evenly, without

rushing toward the future;

Live the actual moment.

Only this moment is life.

-Thich Nhat Hanh-

 

 

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14 thoughts on “Buddha Garden

  1. Great Blog !! – Best Regards, ~Randy Garcia.~

  2. What a well captured Buddha field, thanks for sharing them! I wonder if they flew over from Plum Village, as I don’t recall them a couple years ago when I visited EIAB.

    • This might be possible.. as far as I am informed, the Buddha garden and the Stupa of Inclusiveness are rather new at the EIAB.

  3. Hi,

    Here’s an award for you, for the person you are, and the things you share with the world
    http://ambitioninthecity.com/2013/06/11/inner-peace-award/

    Thank you for that..

  4. Cheryl

    The Buddha garden is just amazing. Complete serenity. “Drink your tea…and eat your bagel” :))))) xoxoxox

  5. Enjoy your fun blog so much I nominated it for an ABC award. You’re welcome to accept if it feels good. http://smilecalm.wordpress.com/2013/06/15/coming-clean-with-an-abc-award/

  6. Sipping fragrant tea is a perfect way to slow down a little and savour life. Lovely post 🙂

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