Zen rocks in the desert

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Zen rocks in the desert

Post by DNS » Sat Nov 11, 2017 4:35 am

Some Zen style rocks, painted bright colors in the desert of Nevada just south of Las Vegas.

https://vitalvegas.com/seven-magic-moun ... las-vegas/

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Each boulder is about 20 tons

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Re: Zen rocks in the desert

Post by jkarlins » Sat Nov 11, 2017 3:24 pm

really cool- thanks

I'm moving to Santa Fe within a month or two, maybe I will drive up sometime and see them!

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Re: Zen rocks in the desert

Post by Rick » Sat Nov 11, 2017 3:48 pm

It's Stonehenge on DMT! (Or WAAAAAAAAAY too much coffee.)
Merrily, merrily, merrily, merrily ...

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Re: Zen rocks in the desert

Post by Ayu » Sat Nov 11, 2017 4:26 pm

link in DNS post wrote:Beyond its scale, Seven Magic Mountains differs from traditional rock balancing in that it uses an inner support structure, presumably to help it withstand the desert’s high winds.
That is a smart solution. So, the artist could make the construction seem impressingly unstable and dangerous while it's save hiddenly.

Looks very funny. Popart. But it stands as opposition to the desert, not as support. :smile:
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Re: Zen rocks in the desert

Post by KeithA » Mon Nov 13, 2017 4:12 am

The eye of the beholder, and all. That doesn't do it for me, but I am pretty boring by nature. :shrug:
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Re: Zen rocks in the desert

Post by Larryo » Mon Nov 13, 2017 12:30 pm

KeithA wrote:
Mon Nov 13, 2017 4:12 am
but I am pretty boring by nature. :shrug:
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Re: Zen rocks in the desert

Post by boda » Tue Nov 14, 2017 12:17 am

I find it quite hideous. But then I'm not even fond of the the occasional 'zen' formations that folks pile at the beach. At least those have the decency to get washed away with the tide.

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Re: Zen rocks in the desert

Post by Kim O'Hara » Tue Nov 14, 2017 6:27 am

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Re: Zen rocks in the desert

Post by Berry » Tue Nov 14, 2017 8:00 am

boda wrote:
Tue Nov 14, 2017 12:17 am
I find it quite hideous.

I do too - and think how many needy human beings that $3.5 million could have helped.
Leave the polluted water of conceptual thoughts in its natural clarity. Without affirming or denying appearances, leave them as they are. When there is neither acceptance nor rejection, mind is liberated into mahāmudra.

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