- Clarity and balance
“My father and I both practice Buddhism. We both study Buddhist scripture and we follow the region because the wisdom in the scripture helps us become the best we can be. My father meditates for at least two hours a day to achieve balance and clarity.
“Feng shui is all about the relationship between the environment and living beings. For example, are we getting enough sunlight? We’ve become indoor beings and so bringing outdoor elements, elements from nature [inside] is important.”
Feng shui fact:
Wood, fire, metal, water and earth are the five elements found on earth. Objects we use to bring these elements into our space include plants for wood, marbles for earth, a fountain for water etc
- Buddhism and feng shui are a part of everyday life
“Feng shui is a practice. A lot of people think that it can make them healthy and wealthy overnight, but that isn’t the case. Think about feng shui like a form of practice in that if you do it over and over again over a period of time, it will begin to make a difference.
“It’s the same with cultivating an open mind as a Buddhist. My father and I work on this, as we feel it can help us help our clients, many of whom come in with a lot of sorrow, fear and doubt.
Feng shui fact:
Feng shui maintains the health of our environment. Consider for example where you sleep. Are there objects in your surroundings that prevent you from having good rest? Do you get enough light in your study? Consider external factors that might be causing health issues.
- Feng shui is not a religion
“Clients frequently mix up feng shui and Buddhism. They ask us about Chinese rituals like burning incense at home or performing certain ceremonies to cleanse a space. Some even ask us about ridding a space from ghosts. We usually refer them to a religious ghost expert. Feng shui masters are sensitive to these energies but we aren’t ghost busters.”