Tabletop Zen Meditation Garden
Achieve your own serenity
The Japanese term for a Zen garden that uses only rocks and gravel is “karesansui,” which means “dry landscape.” The gardener will place rocks in a bed of gravel in random locations to symbolize islands and mountains, and rakes the gravel to suggest flowing water. They were intended to imitate the intimate essence of nature, not its actual appearance, and to serve as an aid to meditation about the true meaning of life.
This tabletop version serves the same purpose as the age-old landscaped gardens in Japanese temples. In this case, you as the gardener, will place small river stones in a tray of sand instead of rocks in a bed of gravel. It will take no time at all before you immerse yourself, meditate, relax, and achieve your own serenity. You will enjoy the satisfaction of viewing your garden, and then creating a new landscape when the spirit moves you.
Included in the Tabletop Zen Garden:
Zen Garden and components are hand made from Vermont Cherry wood, hand rubbed and finished in Walnut Oil by Vermont craftsman Jim Tidyman.
Garden tray signed by the artist
(12″ wide x 24″ long x 2″ deep)
Sand resurfacing tool
Matching Cherry holding box for the river stones
20 black river stones
10 lbs. white sand
YouTube Zen Garden Video:
$48.00 plus shipping
Total weight: approximately 22lbs. With packing material, 24 lbs.
Shipping dimensions: 28″x 16″ x 5″
Pick up available in St. Johnsbury, VT
Contact: Jim Tidyman