Meditation gardens are a relatively recent phenomena. They have been built to cater particularly to those who love meditating in the open, to cater to outdoor meditators. They often a very relaxing and tranquil atmosphere, which will calm down even the most stressed among us.
These gardens have been created with great attention to details and care, taking into account the detail to design. The gardens designed in circular shapes represent the cycle of life. Those designed in square shape point to universal order, and the Celtic knot shaped meditation gardens represent the journey of life.
A person entering such a garden will find various green plants, rocks and water in them. Also pathways, lotus ponds, crystals and pebbles, and large gazebos are a standard feature of such gardens. Benches are placed everywhere for people to sit and meditate. All these features are there to enhance meditation, to offer that tranquillity needed for the body and soul to recoup, relax and regenerate.
Such public meditation gardens, as the Cleveland Botanical Garden, Myth and History of Garden Labyrinths and Zen and the Art of the Ancient Tea Garden at the Cleveland Botanical Garden, are often visited, not only by meditators, but also by other people who simply feel the need to find a bit of peace and quite in their lives, who want to remove the clutter and stress from their minds for a while.
Finding peace and serenity, letting go of all the problems, relax and meditate for a while will bring your life energy back to its creative path. All you need is find such a meditation garden – either a public garden or even the small garden attached to your house – where you can be alone for a while to contemplate, meditate and regenerate.