Today I went on a contemplative adventure to the The Garden of One Thousand Buddhas, a public park, botanical garden and Buddhist center in the Nyingma School of Tibetan Buddhism. The mission of the Garden is to provide people of all faiths with an opportunity to generate profound merit and reduce global negativity. The garden is a sacred place to uncover one’s fundamental dignity, intelligence and wakefulness. Through the use of the ancient symbols of Buddhism, the garden awakens one’s natural inner qualities of joy, wisdom, and compassion. The garden is an architectural masterpiece located in the most beautiful mountain scenery in the world.
I enjoyed a serene 2 hour walk among the Buddhas. The juxtaposition of east and west seemed appropriate. Scattered among the garden were many Buddha quotes. Below is the one that resonated with me.
The kind of seed sown will produce that kind of fruit. Those who do good will reap good results. Those who do evil will reap evil results. If you carefully plant a good seed, you will joyfully gather good fruit. – Buddha