The concept of Zen gardens originated in Japan. It is a way of life and is associated with stress reduction. It is supposed to evoke feelings of tranquility, calmness and peace. It has mental as well as psychological health benefits.

A Zen garden is a Japanese form of a dry garden, where nature is represented in a miniature form by using stones, moss and sand. Some Zen gardens take acres while the others are simply desktop gardens. And today, I will introduce you a beautiful desktop Zen garden kit with preserved moss and bee wax Jizo candle or sculpture. JIZO is an enlightened being, a Buddhist monk and a guardian of the souls.

Although I think this is a great accent for your desk or windowsill, as well as a part of your meditation routine. There are quite a lot options on Esty if you are looking for other Zen garden kits. Or you can even create your very own one. All you need is a creative mind, sand, polished stones, a wooden tray or any empty container, and a wooden rake.

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If you like the one we presented here. You can purchase it from Etsy. This beautiful set includes:

  • Wooden tray is made of pine and painted black. The tray itself is 7,8 inch (20 cm) length, 3,5 inch (9 cm) width and 1,37 inches (3,5 cm) height.
  • 2 black flat stones
  • A bag of sand (enough to fill the tray)
  • Preserved moss. The colour is dimmed green.
  • Jizo sculpture/candle

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