栖雲寺 Seiunji

 
 
 
 
 

Original Zen

Original Zen
 
 
 
 

Original Zen

The Zen flourished in Japan in Kamakura under the patronage of the samurai class,
where it developed into the indoor seated meditation most of us are familiar with today.
However, Zen was originally practiced outside, with nothing above but sky, nothing below but stone.
Both styles are practiced at Seiunji, where guests are welcome to find a spot in the rock garden to meditate the oldway, a part of nature.

 

 
 
 
 
 

無はここにあり
Nothing is here

 
 
Nothing is here