Posts tagged "gardens"

The Power of Words

The power of words. Words, inspired from the subconscious and executed through written or verbal expression has the strength to change someone’s life forever. The essence of words as a work of art, whether the vehicle is poetry, or press… research or a simple journal, has a power that is imprinted forever on the soul.... Read more »

Praying is to Ask, Meditate to Listen

Meditation or prayer? Quite often I am asked at the understanding of how I have found peace with being raised a practicing Catholic and choosing to follow what was instinctively clear in Zen Buddhism. There is a distinct difference and although since I was a young teenager I took the path of Zen, t he... Read more »

Art of Shoyeido

As the historical legend will reveal, Japanese incense was discovered over fourteen hundred years ago on a tiny island called Awaji in Japan. This large piece of drift wood, that seemed to have an unusual scent to it was given to the Empress Akiko as a gift. This unique process and art form was carried... Read more »
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Journal to Zen Living

Journal to Zen Living -  01 January, 2013. I went to the river early this morning. A promise I felt, that light would come. With my dogs by my side, camera in hand, and faith in my heart, I walked down the cold, dark path. I knew I would find light on this new day.... Read more »

Ice

Ice. Newly fallen snowflakes that froze. Photographed in infrared light. M. Malinowski
Ice. Frozen snowflakes that found their way to a forest and captured in infrared light. When you need to search within, there is no better place to see yourself than a forest in December with new fallen snowflakes. It is enlightening to the trained eye, and transcending to the spiritual who can see not what... Read more »

Living Christmas

You can formally educate yourself, practice your religion, read books on spirituality, listen to music, attend yoga classes, become a vegan… yet the entire universe goes away when you stand in front of a forest. This is where you will find peace. This is the living Christmas. In the spirit of the season and all... Read more »
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The Golden Carp

The Golden Carp. NIshikigoi, or Koi as they are known have been a part of a culture for centuries in Japan that honors the history and mystery behind this beloved fish. A symbol of determination, ambition and achievement, the legend speaks of the carp that struggled to swim up the Yellow River in China, fighting... Read more »
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    Zen Living by design is a division of Infrared Light International, a lifestyle design company that enlightens, educates and empowers clients to connect with living an extraordinary life based on the simple elements of nature, water, light and tranquility. Founded by MaryEllen Malinowski in 1994, The Infrared Light Gallery®’s success is based on eastern art, lifestyle, designs, travel and international design concepts that make people’s homes, business and personal well being reflect a simplified Zen Living. "M" is an international award winning fine art infrared photographer, published author, Japanese garden designer and Executive Director of The Koi Whisperer Sanctuary & Japanese Gardens in St. Charles, Illinois. MaryEllen's fine art infrared prints have sold at Sotheby's in New York, and her lifetime dedication to Asian design has developed into her creations of mesmerizing Japanese Garden designs and water gardens that can be found in estate homes and properties in the U.S. MaryEllen's dedication to Living Art, The Nishikigoi of Japan ( Koi) has opened up to an international mission of Koi Keeping. A lifetime pursuit of developing a magazine is in the works and Zen Living by design Magazine will be coming Spring 2015. M@infraredlight.com zenlivingbydesign.com .koiwhisperersanctuary.com infraredlight.com

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