Performers and Programs

Program Information

Program name: Create your own Zen Rock Garden
Program category: History
Multicultural- Other
Nature- Gardening
Program length: 60 minutes
Audience level: Adult
Audience size: unlimited
Program description: The Japanese rock garden (karesansui) or "dry landscape" garden, often called a Zen garden, creates a miniature stylized landscape through carefully composed arrangements of rocks, water features, moss, and uses gravel or sand that is raked to represent ripples in water. A Zen garden is usually relatively small, and is usually meant to be seen while seated from a single viewpoint such as the veranda of a temple or monastery. Classical zen gardens were intended to imitate the intimate essence of nature, not its actual appearance, and to serve as an aid to meditation about the true meaning of life. Participants will learn about all the features that go into creating their own garden at home, with photos of and directions on how to place the elements in proper spacing and design.
Space/special requirements:
Travel restrictions:
Program fee: $201- $350
Is this fee negotiable? Yes
Mileage included? Yes
Notes about the fee:
Other notes:
Regions this program
can be performed in:
Metro
Southeastern
Long Island
Program last updated: 02/27/2018
   
Performer Information (see all of this performer's programs)
Stage name: Hiroko & Gerard Senese
Performer name: Ryu Shu Kan Japanese Arts Center
Phone: 631-698-2467
Mailing address: 1256 Waverly Ave.
Farmingville, NY 11738
E-mail address: director@ryushukan.com
Website: http://www.ryushukan.com
   
Previous appearances at: Wang Center, Stony Brook University, Brentwood Library, Wyandanch Library, Mineola Library, Sachem Library
Contact information for New York State Public Libraries
Performer information last updated: 02/27/2018

 

Search: Capital, Central, Long Island, Metro, North Country, Rochester, South Central, Southeastern, Western, All of NY


Home Page | Resources | About this Site | Performer Login & Sign-Up | Help | Feedback

The Performers and Programs website is supported by Federal LSTA funds, awarded to the NYS Library. The NYS Library is a program of the Office of Cultural Education, NYS Education Department.