“The peace within and flowing from sacred spaces and architecture places is clothed in forgiveness, renunciation, and reconciliation.” 

Today’s and tomorrow’s post show the remarkable Tenryu-ji temple in Kyoto. This temple was founded in 1345 to honour Gautama Buddha. Tenryu means “dragon of the sky” after the shogun’s younger brother had a dream he saw a golden dragon over the river that flows near the temple.

Though I was there in March before the spring blooms were plentiful, it was easy to imagine how magnificent this place must look a couple of weeks later and then in autumn. The richness of the mosses and forest add to the peaceful atmosphere in this place.

Title quote: Norris Brock Johnson, Tenryu-ji: Life and Spirit of a Kyoto Garden

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