Word of the Day: veranda

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Word of the Day: veranda

The word veranda has appeared in 28 articles on NYTimes.com in the past year, including on March 26 in “Gardens of Stone, Moss, Sand: 4 Moments of Zen in Kyoto” by Paula Deitz:

Once, when the Buddha was asked to preach about a flower he was presented, he instead “gazed at it in silence,” according to the British garden designer Sophie Walker in her book “The Japanese Garden.” In this spiritual moment Zen Buddhism was born, inspiring the serene and eternal dry or rock gardens called karesansui.

Unlike a garden designed for strolling, which directs visitors along a defined path to take in scenic views and teahouses, a dry garden is viewed while seated on a veranda above, offering the heightened experience of traveling through it in the imagination, revealing its essence in meditation.

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