With winter's passing the meditation garden comes alive, taking on the character of an inviting friend - a place to spend some peaceful quiet time.
I feel uplifted when I see each bush and plant stretch out in April's warmth!
Watching and seeing my garden grow
To more kindness show.
Here is a view of my meditation garden in April - the tall thin spruce in the right background in front of the bench is the Christmas tree I planted just before New Year’s Day.
In the photo below, if I were sitting on the bench above and looking forward this is what I would see - my peaceful garden statue and dry stream bed. (To keep weeds out of the stream bed I laid a thick piece of plastic on the ground under the rocks.)
For more ideas on elements to include in your meditation garden click here.
Enjoy a few minutes in your garden as often as you can - listen to the sounds of nature; enjoy the scents of early blooms. Draw to yourself the peacefulness of your meditation garden.
Meditation Garden - Design, Layout, Planting
Build a Green Roof Meditation Garden
Build a Meditation Path in Your Garden
Article and photo credits - Susan Helene Kramer
For offline reading
Meditation Lessons for Adults
More than 70 offerings, from guided meditation techniques to on-the-go stress relief and relationship meditations interspersed with verse, and a section of special occasion prayers. 114 pages.
Meditation for all Kids
Sitting, walking, dance and group circle meditations, along with positive affirmations, verses and benefits of meditation for kids of all ages and abilities in a 100 page book with illustrations.