Meditating in your garden is a great way to start your day and carry the peace along with you, or to run to at day's end as you would to a refreshing lake, and dive into a quiet meditation. Either way you come up renewed with freshened energy to go on with your projects.
You don't need a large space to meditate. Here are some ideas for a small city space. Also you can go out in your garden to meditate all seasons of the year if you dress appropriately. I bundle up in cold weather as sitting still the body temperature lowers. Here are ideas for spring, summer, fall, and winter.
I love to sit on my back bench after lunch because I work at home and it is the place the sun shines the most reliably, being on a south-facing wall. You want to take location for your meditation chair or bench into consideration if you plan to use it throughout the seasons as I do.
I've learned to meditate listening to the soothing sounds of nature, especially the seasonal and all-season birds. Our male black birds sound like they are singing a repertoire of songs and it amazes me how an animal so small can have such a voice that carries through the neighborhood. In the early evening he sits atop the highest tree and gives us a concert. Just listening to him is a meditation. Sometimes I feel the beauty and diversity of creation to the extent I cry for joy.
So, make your meditation garden a place you, too, will enjoy year round!
View of my tomato hothouse in my completed meditation garden:
Build a Green Roof Meditation Garden
Build a Meditation Path in Your Garden
Meditation Garden - Japanese Style
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.
Article and photo credit by Susan Helene Kramer