This garden is an unexpectedly pleasant stroll garden on a forested site in the midst of a highly urbanized setting. It includes a koi pond, a granite pagoda (from Toyonaka, Japan) and a tea house.
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Empty yourself of everything.
Let the mind rest as peace.
All things rise and fall
While the self watches their return.
They grow and flourish,
and then return to the source.
Returning to the source is stillness,
which is the way of nature.