Look through the Zen Gardens PDF provided and answer the questions thoughtfully and thoroughly in the space provided below.
1) Using the lesson materials and the Zend Gardens PDF to help you, describe how looking at gardens and/or listening to confusing statements can lead one to enlightenment as defined by Zen Buddhism (i.e., overcoming desire)?
2) Which of the gardens and/or koans did you like the best? Why?
3) Consider again your response to 2). The garden or writing that you “like the best” would probably NOT be the best for helping you overcome desire. Why?
Discussion Topic: Are Taoism and Confucianism truly “religions?” Explain.