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Beyond our everyday notion of life is life as it actually is. Contemplative design both investigates and expresses this truth. It is beyond dualistic understanding and beyond labels. The contemplative designer integrates all realms and creates an environment alive with spirit.

Contemplative design arises from contemplative mind, which explores the inter-relationships of all phenomena and the dynamic forces within unity. This approach to design is not new. It has been understood in many cultures and throughout history. Look at the pyramids, the stupas of Asia, the juggerats of the ancients, and the cathedrals of Europe. See how buildings have been built and decorated for centuries, and how garden design, even in radically different styles, can evoke unity and harmony. Read More…