Create an emphasis on peace and meditation in your garden
Our authentic selection of stone Buddha statuary, lanterns and other eastern-influenced products have been carefully curated from Bali and Indonesia to aid you in developing your own meditation practice in your home or garden. Many of our Zen Market products are made with natural materials such as lava stone, sand stone or Indonesian green stone that are both beautiful and enduring.
In addition to the more traditional meditational items, the Gasper Home & Garden Showplace also has a complimentary selection of other Asian-inspired items such as statues, furniture, pots, vases, bowls, lanterns, animal and dragon statues, stepping stones, baskets and garden décor. Many of the items are hand-crafted and available in a wide variety of materials such as: natural stone, terra cotta, teak wood, teak root, riverstone, pebble stone, reclaimed boat wood, marble and sea grass. At Gasper, you can find Buddha statuary from 6-inches tall to 8-feet tall and everything in between. In fact, Gasper has one of the largest selections of Zen and Asian-inspired garden décor found anywhere in Bucks, Montgomery, Chester or Philadelphia Counties.
What is Zen?
Many people think Zen is a religion, but it is not. Zen centers on a personal relationship with your own mind, and a higher, undefined entity outside of yourself. Being Zen is essentially a state of being at peace with your own thoughts, and being self-aware of your place within the universe. This state of being is thought to be achieved through different forms and styles of meditation. In fact, the word Zen is derived from the Chinese word Ch’an, which is directly taken from Indian sanskrit word dhayana, which means meditation. Two popular and simple methods of meditation are sitting and walking meditations — and the garden is a great place to try either. Even if you are not fully committed to being Zen, adding just five minutes of meditation to your day has proven to provide great health benefits such as reducing stress and anxiety.
The only Zen you find on the tops of mountains is the Zen you bring up there.
Beautifully hand carved, our lava stone, pagoda-styled LANTERNS make the perfect focal in a Japanese or Zen-styled garden. A small tea light or candle can be placed in the lantern to illuminate it in the evening hours.
Our PEBBLESTONE POTTERY is constructed of extra thin stacked stone. As intricate as a stacked stone wall, these containers are both frost-resistant and available in multiple sizes and colors of stone.
A CAIRN (pronounced like karen) is a man-made pile of rocks used as a memorial or a landmark. Our recreated cairns and riverstone rock towers (above) don’t need to be artfully balanced, but they would still make a great landmark in your garden. Use them to mark the way along a garden path, or as a focal point on deck or patio. Plenty of sizes and configurations available.
Our Zen Market collection encompasses a wide variety of home and GARDEN DECOR items. A few shown above: (starting clockwise at top left corner) Greenstone Meditation Buddha, Pebblestone Candle Holder, Teak Root Bench (no two pieces are the same and yet they are surprisingly comfortable), Lava stone Skulls, and Heart Riverstone Garden Stands with beach glass heart accent.
Gasper’s CROCODILE BENCHES are truly a fun piece to add to the garden, covered porch or three-season room. Available in 48-60″ bench sizes, and either a teal or natural stained finish, these benches are weather-resistant and ready to make a statement. But watch out — we’re not sure if they bite!
During her trip to Bali, Dana Gasper stood next to our largest available BUDDHA STATUE to create a sense of scale. This statue is an amazing 8½-feet tall. No need to worry if you don’t have room for an 8-foot statue — we have an incredible array of sizes and styles of Buddha statues in our Zen Market collection, from 8-feet to 8-inches tall.