Meditation gardens have been around for centuries. Meditation gardens can be great for meditating, relaxing, a go to place to sit and think, and a place to just get away from the everyday grind of life when you need to just relax. Building your own back yard zen garden can be quite simple, but you will need some supplies to finish it off. Today I will be reviewing my favorite meditation garden supplies-and miniature zen gardens. Miniature zen gardens are great for your desk at work or if the weather is bad and you can’t go outside to your garden.
Meditation Garden Supplies
Product: Art of Bali zen garden rake
Size: 48″ long with 6 tines
My rating: 9.5 out of 10
Product overview for Art of Bali zen garden rake
This is a full size rake made for outdoor meditation gardens. It is 48″ long and is perfect for children or adults. It is made out of solid oak and is stained red oak color. This rake is solid and built to last. It weighs 2 pounds. It is rated 5 stars on amazon. I can’t really find anything negative about this rake, can’t go wrong with solid oak.
Product: Exaco FM-800 Endura Clay Garden Bench, Charcoal Grey
Size: Bench measures 41 Inch x 15 Inch x 17 Inches and weighs only 35 pounds
My rating: 8 out of 10
Product overview for Exaco FM-800 Endura Clay Garden Bench
This bench would be the perfect addition to your garden. A place to set and meditate or just relax and enjoy the view of your garden. It is made of lightweight endura clay that is much stronger than traditional plastics. The looks of this bench just is a perfect match for a zen garden. The downside to this bench is the size. You can fit 2 people on it but it doesn’t quite have the room. The only other thing is if your going to be out there sitting for a while it doesn’t have a back to lean back on.
Product: Best Choice Products Double Seat Cast Iron Patio Bench
Size: 59″(L) x 21.75″(W) x 35″(H); Weight Capacity: 617 lbs.
My rating: 8.5 out of 10
Product overview for Best Choice Products Double Seat Cast Iron Patio Bench
This bench is made of a strong steel frame and has a weather-resistant coating. This is a spacious, classic bench that comfortable seats 2-3 people. The coolest part about this bench is it has a table that folds out in the center of the bench. Perfect for books, drinks, snacks, or place a plant or decor on it for decoration. Folds down for extra seating. This feature is what sold me on this bench having a table is nice if you need a place to set anything, especially if you are spending a lot of time in your garden. This bench is good if you need the extra room and want to be able to lean back. The downside on this bench is there were some complaints that it came in damaged, but that isn’t the companies fault and it has an overall rating on amazon of 4.2
Product: Seated Garden Kuan Yin Statue
Size: 15″ w x 10″ d x 24″ h and weighs 9 lbs
My Rating: 9 out of 10
Product overview for Seated Garden Kuan Yin Statue
Put an elegant finishing touch on your garden with these beautiful statues from Dharma Crafts. They are hand cast from a resin, very durable material and lighter than concrete. Made in the USA. Kuan Yin is the female form of Avalokiteshvara, the Bodhisattva of Compassion. Her name means “she who hears the cries of the world.” I just happen to really like this statue but Dharma Crafts has an exceptional collection of Buddhist statues for the garden. Click here to see all statues.
Product: Volcanic Stone Garden Lantern
Size: 40 lbs. 10″ w x 10″ d x 18″ h
My Rating: 8 out of 10
Product overview for Volcanic Stone Garden Lantern
This traditional Japanese garden lantern were introduced into gardens in the 16th century. Cast from a mixture of volcanic ash and a cement-like material, it is designed to hold a votive candle for illumination. This lantern is made in Indonesia. Put a couple of these in your garden for a little extra lighting at night and give it that traditional Zen Garden look. These lanterns are super heavy and well-made. I personally like these lanterns to put a few every so often along a stone path throughout your garden it really gives it a nice touch.
Product: Rock Garden Cairn Statue
Size: 18 x 10 x 6 inches
My rating: 8.5 out of 10
Product overview for Rock Garden Cairn Statue
This rock statue is made from real rocks so the measurements for each one will be different and there are no two statues alike. Cairns have appeared all over the world since ancient times and have been used for a variety of purposes. They represent hope, safety, and guidance for those wandering life’s path. This cairn’s prominent size invokes feelings of stability and sturdiness. If your going for the traditional look in your meditation garden this statue will give you the look your going for.
Product: Tabletop Happy Buddha Zen Garden with Black Sand
Size: Wood tray is 11 x 7 inches
My rating: 9 out of 10
Product overview for Tabletop Happy Buddha Zen Garden with Black Sand
Take a moment at work or at home to relax and take some stress out of your day. This miniature zen garden is perfect you taking your mind off things. I was really drawn to the appearance of this zen garden. I think it was the black sand that I like so much. I can spend hours making different designs in the sand with one of these, just to mess it up and start over. Just because this one is my favorite there are many to choose from. Click here to view more miniature zen gardens.
Well that concludes my review of meditation garden supplies. Please feel free to leave and questions and comments below and I will gladly get back with you.