Welcoming in peace and quiet
Beyond the gate is a place where patience is waiting to be appreciated, experienced, and embraced. Beyond the gate, a connection to the sky, to the land, to life is appreciated without the need to exemplify. In the temple the wind rustles at your back and rushes down the hillside, dances with smaller things in fielded grasses, and plays its stories to the branches. The connection of place is all around, and the pleasing touch of natures cycle apparent in every corner of the experience.
Very little is placed here, but what is placed grows up from the earth reaching from a lightness of foot, replenishing what it used and giving as nature does. The temple is a composition of totems, a listening place with in a beautiful landscape, the gate an act of boundary lightly speaking its character in context, the stone markers monuments to its makers. The sun shines, the leaves gather light; the water falls, and the soil drinks to share its nutrients. Where the wind blows, invigorates the youth and old alike with its charm and so too shall what is beyond the gate.