Upon entering through the gate of the Komozenji Buddhist Zen Temple, a rather neutral-colored landscape welcomed us into the land of calm. Before us was a kare-sansui dry landscape garden typical of zen temples of the Rinzai Buddhist sect. Large darker rocks jutted out from the ground, rippled by carefully raked tiny pebbles - a way of meditation. The concentric ripples reminded me of an energy presence emanating from each rock and tree. Such beauty in simplicity.