An interesting pracitce

The Bonseki is a miniature Japanese rock garden.

The Zen Buddhists believe that by contemplating the Bonseki’s tiny, symbolic landscape they can achieve greater understanding of the larger world and attain a greater sense of peace.

This Wikipedia entry quotes one group of Buddhists who engage in this practice: “The importance of Bonseki is the peaceful feeling and satisfaction you derive from creating a Bonseki scene and not the result of the work.”

An interesting practice.