Tag Archives: Zen

In the Table: Kare-sansui

JB arranged his version of a Kare-sansui in the table. It includes a paper sculpture he created. The word Kare-sansui 枯山水 literally means “dry landscape garden” and refers to what is more commonly labeled as the zen garden where features like … Continue reading

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Zen java

We had brunch today with IB and AI. IB made coffee for us using his new Japanese pour over equipment, called the Nel drip. It is not so surprising that the japanese have perfected this slow, methodical, precise method of … Continue reading

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Recipe for zen meditation

This is what I came home to, for dinner, after driving through thick traffic, negotiating complex road construction and a heavy rain storm. Ah yes, homemade pizza: a margherita pesto using our garden herbs and tomatoes (top) and another made … Continue reading

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Enso

An enso is a Japanese term for circle and is part of a zen aesthetic of spiritual mindfulness and enlightenment. An enso represents the entire universe in a single stroke, done with complete mindfulness in the present moment. The fresh, … Continue reading

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