Sholom Park’s Zen Garden is an amalgamation of nature, culture, and spirituality. We encourage you to treat this space as sacred ground, where each individual can begin their quest of spiritual awakening. Through an appreciation of nature, quiet contemplation, and sincere introspection enlightenment can be found.
In Zen tradition, there is the concept of three marks of existence: Impermanence (Anicca), Suffering (Dukkha), and Lack of Self (Anatta). These concepts are meant to help individuals understand the nature of reality and our place within it. It is believed that through an understanding of these three marks, one can achieve enlightenment.
The Zen Garden may be used to embrace the simplicity, asymmetry, modesty, and appreciation of nature. In so doing, it is our hope that it plants a seed of peace in the lives of all who visit. May this seed of peace grow and flourish in ways that help to make the world a better place.