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Dr. Campbell's presentation is well-informed and well-organized (not to mention the beautiful pictures that accompany it). While very knowledgeable, he doesn't tell us what these gardens mean. Instead he provides us with information and insights to lead us on the way to our own conclusions. Highly recommended.
Dr. Campbell was very knowledgeable and informative. The seminar was particularly relevant for me, as I'd lived in Japan and have visited many of the gardens he spoke about. And the photos he used were excellent.
I finally found answers to some of the questions I had about those piles of rocks! Now I have many more questions. I hope there will more courses by Dr. Campbell regarding the Zen gardens and Japanese art works.
As Dr. Campbell indicates, these Japanese rock gardens can be found throughout the world, so this helpful introduction is useful even for those not planning to travel to Japan. Presentation nicely balanced between religion, philosophy, and aesthetics. The modern examples were striking and unexpected.
An excellent look at some of the special places that are gardens in Kyoto. Great for me as I was there exactly 3 years ago on a "Japanese Gardens" tour with Yoko Kurasawa.