Tuesday, June 26, 2018 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Smith-Buonanno, Room 106
Please join Brown Contemplative Studies for a lecture by Shunmyo Masuno, Japan's leading garden designer, for a lecture entitled, "The Art and Philosophy of Zen Garden Design," on Tuesday, June 26th, from 5:30 - 7 pm in Smith-Buonanno Hall (95 Cushing St.), Rm. 106. A reception will follow, immediately afterward, in the lobby. This lecture is free and open to the public.
Shunmyo Masuno, Japan's leading garden designer, is at once Japan's most highly acclaimed landscape architect and an 18th-generation Zen Buddhist priest, presiding over daily ceremonies at the Kenkoji Temple in Yokohama. He is celebrated for his unique ability to blend strikingly contemporary elements with the traditional design vernacular. He has worked in ultramodern urban hotels and some of Japan's most famous classic gardens. In each project, his work as a designer of landscape architecture is inseparable from his Buddhist practice. Each becomes a Zen garden, "a special spiritual place where the mind dwells." His work is the subject of Mira Locher’s book, “Zen Gardens: The Complete Work of Shunmyo Masuno”.