on zengardens

During a trip to Japan in 1982, I passed through Kyoto, where I visited the Ryoan-ji, which is probably the most intense and extreme Zen-garden. The moment you enter that garden, you find yourself in a state of consciousness that before could only be reached through hard work with sophisticated technical instruments like bio-feedback or advanced somatic techniques like the ones developed by Amos Grunberg.

I still remember today this clear physical sensation, potent and unexpected, like a sense of activation of the brain's center, instantaniously there at entering in contact with that space. For me this was one of the most illuminating experiences of perceiving the potency of the effects of space on the brain and with that obviously also on the body.

jader tolja

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body, mind, space