A Zen Monastery
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The purpose of Zen is enlightenment. And Zen is perceiving things as their true nature, without adding your own thoughts, experience and value. This diploma is investigating the experience of spaces in a Zen monastery.It is a search after an architecture that perceives the relation between space and rituals. The idea of secluded spaces is not about similarities, but transitions between singularities. The monastery is located on a promontory, surrounded by water and nature in the valley of Maridalen. A path leads up to the space. Enclosed by the forest, this creates a continuous landscape towards the monastery. The monastic space itself resides in silence. ‘Not the stillness in stillness, but the stillness in movement is the true stillness..’ với mẹ tôi.